Why study Sociology at Goldsmiths?
Sociology at Goldsmiths is active, contemporary and inventive. We are as interested in the global issues of poverty and injustice as we are in the micro issues of identity and presentation of self. Goldsmiths’ Department of Sociology pushes the discipline forward. As pioneers in ‘live sociology’, we focus on social issues, using innovative methods and celebrating the sociological imagination. You’ll delve into the topics of class and stratification, race, gender, and power, as well as the digital, the body, culture and cities.
- We’re ranked among the world’s best. Research Excellence Framework 2014 rankings placed Goldsmiths 9th in the UK for the quality of our sociology research, and the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2015 have placed us 45th in the world.
- We’re experimental. You’ll get to test out your ideas and get to take part in the latest developments in the field. All our staff teach their own specialisms, which means you’ll be the first to find out about the latest research.
- We are active. You’ll be generating data of your own, conducting primary research, and experiencing what it means to be a sociologist from day one. Your first-class data analysis skills will set you up for success in your future career.
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