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Sociology: Research


Our work is at the crossroads of professional, critical, public and user-oriented policy sociology and focuses on the interweaving of individual lives, social processes and historical change. Our goal is the growth and deepening of an already large and vibrant community of scholars, active across a wide range of specialisms in sociology. We aim to be intellectually innovative, flexible, inclusive, enabling and capacity building. We foster intellectual diversity rather than...

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Research in Sociology at Edinburgh involves a substantial level of external funding from bodies such as the UK ESRC and the European Research Council. Research income is currently running at an average of 1.9 million a year, and is widely distributed across our staff. Between January 2008 and July 2013, we won 17 externally-funded fellowships and 70 other new external research grants.

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Professor Emeritus John Eldridge receives Honorary Degree

At our July 2018 Graduation Ceremony Sociology was delighted to see Prof. John Eldridge awarded an honorary degree. Below are the texts of Prof. Frank

Stanley Raffel has passed away

We are sorry to announce that Stanley passed away on 25th June.