Top Rankings for all programmes
All programmes offered in the Department of Sociology at Lancaster University continue to ranked in the Top 17 nationally in the Complete University Guide Rankings 2019
Sociology Ranked 46th Globally in QS World University Rankings
The Department of Sociology, Lancaster is thrilled to announce that once again we have been ranked within the top 50 Sociology departments Globally.Learn More
Current Affairs: Perspectives from our programmes.
Watch some of our academic staff discuss ways in which our PG Degree programmes can provide perspective on current issuesLearn More
PhD funding available
A variety of full studentships and fee bursaries are available for EU/UK PhD applicantsLearn More
- in the UK for Social Work The Times and Sunday Times 2017
- for research intensity Research Excellence Framework 2014
- for Sociology in the UK Guardian University Guide 2017
Our diverse interdisciplinary courses at undergraduate and postgraduate levels investigate major social challenges and help students develop their own passions and skills.Read more »
Social work at Lancaster offers professional training for those with or without a first degree, as well as a range of options for continuing professional development.Read more »
Media and Cultural Studies
Our undergraduate and postgraduate degrees allow students to question key theories, become involved in creative practices, and analyse emerging challenges in media and contemporary culture.Read more »
Sociology at Lancaster University has been ranked 1st in the UK for research intensity in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF), recognising its inclusive approach and world-leading research.
Rankings and Reputation
Our department has a long history of teaching and research excellence, and we have been recognised by and worked with major professional organizations.Read more
We support a range of study abroad and exchange programmes for students at all levels, and have a wide network of international alumni and research partners.
Urban airspace is being radically reshaped by the proliferation of drones – a process which is quickly slicing the air into private strips. Urban citizens are at risk of losing access to a valuable public resource as corporations are given prioritisation in the skies above our heads.Attack on the drones
A new Book by Dr Adam Fish examines whether television can be used as a tool not just for capitalism, but for democracy.Technoliberalism and the End of Participatory Culture