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Department of Sociology, University of Cambridge

The Department of Sociology is a vibrant teaching and research department within the University of Cambridge and has hosted some of the best known figures in British Sociology, such as Anthony Giddens, Michael Mann, John Goldthorpe, David Lockwood, Philip Abrams and Michael Young. Some of the most distinguished names of twentieth-century sociology, from Talcott Parsons and Daniel Bell to Pierre Bourdieu, Jürgen Habermas, Zygmunt Bauman, Ann Oakley, Ulrich Beck and Bruno Latour, have lectured here.

For many years, sociology in Cambridge has been practised and taught in connection with other disciplines – we have particularly strong connections with politics, psychology, anthropology, economics and history- and today, the Department sits within the Faculty of Human, Social and Political Science (HSPS).  While Cambridge sociology has always existed within an interdisciplinary context, it has also maintained a distinctive profile as a centre of excellence for outstanding work in social theory and empirical sociological research.

The Department offers a unique environment in which to study sociology, either on its own or in combination with other disciplines, and to pursue sociological research at the cutting edge of the discipline.

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