Welcome to the Department of Sociology at the University of Aberdeen. Our department enjoys a reputation as one of the leading centres for the study of sociology in the United Kingdom (UK), being recognised both nationally and internationally for the outstanding quality of our teaching and research. 


Politics and International Relations

Welcome to the Department of Politics and International Relations in the School of Social Science.  For students, our commitment is to provide a core curriculum along with unique options that represent the research interests among staff.  Likewise, we offer expertise in the Middle-East, Latin America, North and South Asia, the Nordic Countries, Central and Eastern Europe as well as Scotland, the UK and the EU.



Anthropology is the study of human societies and cultural difference, at all times and in all places. At Aberdeen we have a vibrant Department that covers all major fields of social anthropology. With a full range of undergraduate and postgraduate degrees, and a thriving research culture, we have much to offer students and research partners.