1. Research
  2. City Q-Step Centre
    1. Centre for Comparative Social Surveys
    2. Centre for Crime & Justice Research
    3. Centre for Food Policy
    4. Centre for International Communications & Society
    5. Centre for Law, Justice & Journalism
    6. Cultural Sociology
    7. Work, Class and Gender
    8. Research students


Sociology at City University London has an internationally recognised tradition of theoretically informed, empirical research that engages critically with defining societal transformations and policy challenges. Four cross-cutting Themes define our research identity:

European Social Research and Analysis

Media, Communication and Society

Policy and Governance

Structures of Inequality

These Themes are operationalised through our Research Centres and Clusters. You can find out more about the membership and activities of our Research Centres and Clusters by clicking on the tabs.

Three international peer-reviewed journals are based in the Department:

Crime Media Culture: An International Journal

The Journal of Classical Sociology 

International Journal of Digital Television

We have a vibrant programme of doctoral research. Find out more about current doctoral study.