50 Years of Sociology

This year marks an important milestone for Edinburgh Sociology. It's been 50 years since Tom Burns founded the department in 1964 and became its first Chair of Sociology and we are delighted to announce a year-long programme of events that will celebrate sociology's achievements of this past half century. Burns emphasised the importance of teaching students not just about society, but about the methodologies and skills required to study it, a legacy that has contributed...


Sociology Ranked 19th by QS World University Ranking

For the 4th year running, Edinburgh Sociology has earned a spot in the top 20 world universities.

Sociology Announces Three New Posts

Three new lectureship posts are now available

Photos from the 50th Anniversary Conference

Photos and video from the 50th Anniversary Conference held on 2-3 July in St Cecilia's Concert Hall.

Upcoming Events

Dec 10 Conference: Weber / Simmel antagonisms, Staged dialogues 09:00 (1 day and 10 hours) , University of Edinburgh


Sociology Video