Sociology touches every aspect of your daily life. How you relate to politicians, celebrities, your teachers, your friends. How you define yourself, your family and others. At Essex we investigate what connects people and what divides them. We explore questions of social justice and equality.
We are in the top 25 sociology departments in the world and top-rated in the UK for the quality of our research. We embed our innovative and sometimes controversial research into our postgraduate courses, linking theory with evidence. Our world-leading academics will teach you to have your finger on the pulse of modern society.
If you want to be stretched and challenged, if you're ready to develop a sociological imagination and take it out into the world, welcome home.
Why we are unique:
• 96% student satisfaction (NSS 2015), ranked in the top 10% in the UK
• Ranked among the top 30 departments on the planet according to the QS World Rankings 2016
• Rated top 10 in the UK for research quality (REF 2014)
• Dedicated student resource centre offering academic and personal support
• Awarded Q-Step Affiliate status to develop quantitative skills