Sociology at Leicester

Welcome to the Department of Sociology at the University of Leicester.

The Department of Sociology at the University of Leicester was one of the first established in Britain, and has a long and well-respected tradition both in teaching and research. There are few branches of the discipline in which it has not had some influence.

Our aim is to continue our outstanding record by engaging in sociological research in a wide range of topics.


The Department of Sociology will be hosting a series of academic seminars, in 2015/2016, from leading Sociology researchers across the UK. These Seminars are free and open to all Students and Staff at the University. Click here for more details.

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PHD Funding Available!

Fully Funded PHD Graduate Research Assistantship with Sociology/History

Fund Your PHD through Part-Time Research Work with the University (Open to UK/EU and International Applicants)

Topic: Deportation, Detention and Migration

Deadline: December 1st 2015

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Department of Sociology
University of Leicester
University Road

Phone: +44 (0)116 252 2739
Fax: +44 (0)116 252 5259

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