With research spanning themes of race, inequality, consumption, and protest, our scholars take on society's biggest questions and examine the intricacies of our everyday lives.
Our field-leading work helps to shape government policy in the UK and beyond. We were ranked third overall in the 2021 Research Excellence Framework (REF), with 87% of our submitted research output rated as either world-leading or internationally excellent.
We are a key component of several interdisciplinary research centres in the Faculty of Humanities, including:
- the Centre on the Dynamics of Ethnicity (CoDE);
- the Manchester Institute for Collaborative Research on Ageing (MICRA);
- the Sustainable Consumption Institute (SCI).
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Our research centres and institutes have vast sociology interests.
Find out how we are facing up to some of the world's biggest challenges.
All our research fits into six key clusters.
Explore our current projects and major grants.
Recent Sociology books from the Department.
Sociology at Manchester offers you a vibrant and exciting postgraduate research environment.