About the Department

The Sociology Department at Warwick is lively, friendly and one of the largest in the country. We have over 40 academic members of staff, over 100 graduate students on masters and doctoral programmes and over 400 studying on our undergraduate programmes. The Department continues to do exceptionally well in teaching league tables. We have been ranked second in the Independent and Times and we are now third in the Guardian. We are consistently rated in the top five for Sociology in the national league tables. This reflects our strong commitment to undergraduate and graduate teaching of the highest quality.

Many members of the academic staff are internationally renowned experts in various branches of sociology. This is recognised in our high ranking of 8th place in the latest UK Research Assessment Exercise (2008). In research terms, our strategic priority areas are Culture, Media and Representation; Science and Society; Global Economies and Global Order. This high level of research activity is beneficial to undergraduate and postgraduate programmes.

We are host to a number of Research Centres which put on visiting seminars, workshops and conferences and contribute to the intellectual culture of the department and the university more widely.

We pride ourselves as a department on the internationalism in our research and teaching excellence, the diversity of our student body and a strong sense of community. We are located the Ramphal Building on Library Road. It is in the heart of the university, very close to the library.

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