Read about our past research: Sociology Department Research Archive
In the UK for Social Work
Guardian University Guide 2019
For Media and Cultural Studies
Times and Sunday Times 2019
Complete University Guide 2020
Dr Chris Grover, Head of Department, on what makes our interdisciplinary department special
Whatever your background, you can find inspiration, develop new skills and build a community in our diverse courses.
Discover how our world-leading research shifts ways of thinking, engages with diverse communities, and has a significant societal impact.
Digital Media Studio
Our Media and Cultural Studies degrees blend theory and practice, helping students develop flexible critical and creative skills for a changing media landscape. The Digital Media Studio provides access to loanable technology and tools to build and enhance skills in critical (digital) media practices.Read more
Experiencing Sociology is a programme for major and combined major undergraduate students studying Sociology. The programme runs alongside the main academic programme of study to support students' personal and career development, as well as their integration into our vibrant department culture.Read more
Social Work at Lancaster
Our social work teaching partnerships demonstrate our commitment to working with employers in order to improve student placements and better prepare students for employment after graduation. The value of this work is reflected in the high regard employers have for our graduates.Read more
Living Data: Making Sense of Health Biosensing
The Living Data Research Group’s new book is out! Building on work carried out for the Biosensors in Everyday Life programme, European and UK research projects, Celia Roberts, Adrian Mackenzie and Maggie Mort explore how individuals and groups seek ways of accessing, understanding and sharing data about their bodies. The book offers a critique of the popular claim that ‘more information’ equates to ‘better health’.