Politicians hear case for changing national food policies
By Professor Tim Lang...
REF 2014 results
Department of Sociology celebrates outstanding results in the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014.
The department is a dynamic and thriving centre for sociological research and education. It combines theoretical creativity, substantive empirical research and a tradition of engagement with public policy around important social issues.
Our students receive a top-class education that is consistently informed by cutting-edge research and delivered by internationally recognised leaders in their fields. Through our range of courses, students develop the knowledge and research skills to engage with the key challenges and debates that are shaping policy formation, professional practice and social life in a rapidly changing world. Our central London location gives students direct access to the learning and cultural resources of a global city. The department's academics have particular expertise in: criminology and criminal justice; cultural sociology; European data analysis; food policy; media and communications; migration and ethnicities; and work, class and gender. At the end of their studies, our students graduate with a highly marketable degree from a university with an outstanding track record for student employability.
Watch this video to learn more about the Department of Sociology's history, our courses and our Research focus.
The department offers a range of courses at undergraduate, postgraduate taught and research degree level.
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There are a large number of scholarship opportunities available for UK/EU and international students looking to study postgraduate courses in the School of Arts & Social Sciences starting in September 2015. These will be made available as fee waivers worth up to £2,000 and apply to a range of courses.Find out more about the School's Scholarships
The Department of Sociology has been celebrating an outstanding performance in the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014. City is ranked as the 2nd strongest Sociology Department in London for research and our national research ranking rose seven places to joint-16th in the UK. 74% of City Sociology research was graded as world-leading (4*) or internationally excellent (3*), a huge increase from 45% in the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise (RAE). This increase in the percentage of 4* and 3* research ranks the department as 12th in the UK for Research Power (Guardian analysis).
Sociology at City has an internationally recognised tradition of theoretically informed, empirical research that engages critically with defining societal transformations and policy challenges. In recent years, we have consolidated and developed our research profile around four cross-cutting themes: European Social Research and Analysis; Media, Communication and Society; Policy and Governance; and Structures of Inequality.
Our research centres and clusters promote cutting-edge research that achieves impact and influence through working to improve: knowledge and understanding; policy and practice; training, standards and service provision; and wider behaviour change.
Professor Chris Rojek
Here is a list of the academic staff who work in the Department of Sociology. You can find out more about each member of staff, including their latest publications and their contact details by following the links below.
Professor Chris Greer
Q-Step is a £19.5 million programme designed to promote a step-change in quantitative social science training. Over a five-year period from 2013, 15 universities across the UK are delivering specialist undergraduate programmes, including new courses, work placements and pathways to postgraduate study.
Expertise and resources will be shared across the higher education sector through an accompanying support programme, which will also forge links with schools and employers.
City Q-Step Centre will be working with the following undergraduate courses in the departments of Sociology and International Politics: Criminology, Sociology, Criminology and Sociology, Media and Sociology, Sociology with Psychology and (from 2015/16) International Politics, International Political Economy and International Politics and Sociology.
Dr Rachel Cohen
City University London's Professor of Food Policy Tim Lang has called on voters to ask general election candidates how they will tackle mounting food ...
The European Social Survey (ESS) based at City University London is shedding light on the significant difference in attitudes, beliefs and behaviour o...
Led by a team at City University London, the European Social Survey collects data from 34 countries to produce findings which inform social policy deb...