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.  The department offers a growing range of postgraduate courses including taught and research degree programmes. 

Recent assessments of sociology departments in the UK ranked our department very highly.   For instance, the most recent national assessment of teaching quality judged us as ‘Excellent’, the highest mark attainable, and the most recent national assessment of research quality ranked us as one of the top two departments in Scotland.

We invite you to explore the rest of our web site to learn more about our teaching programmes, our research strengths, our regular activities, and our academic staff.

Discover the City of Aberdeen - The Energy Capital of Europe

With a population of 230 000, Aberdeen is a city which captures the charm and comfort of a smaller municipality but simultaneously offers the amenities of a large metropolitan city. The beach promenade and surrounding natural areas are excellent for long walks and hikes. The bustling city centre meets the cultural, culinary, and shopping needs of tourist and residents. The airport offers 44 destinations and more than 10 flights a day to London.

Explore the University of Aberdeen campus - over 500 years of history

King's College was built to house the University, founded by Bishop Elphinstone under a Papal Bull issued by Pope Alexander VI on 10 February 1495.

The Old Town House was built in 1788 and is the focal point for Old Aberdeen. Today it is home to the King's Museum and offers various exhibits.

Fully completed in 2014, Aberdeen Sports Village offers an Olympic-size swimming pool, a 25 metre diving pool, a full-size indoor football pitch and a gym.

Elphinstone Lawn is located at the heart of the university surrounded by New King's (c. 1913), Elphinstone Hall (c. 1930) and King's College Chapel (c. 1509).

Contact the Department of Sociology at the University of Aberdeen

The address of the University of Aberdeen School of Social Science is:

School of Social Science
University of Aberdeen
Edward Wright Building
Dunbar Street
Aberdeen
AB24 3QY

Telephone: +44 (0)1224 272726

Email: socsci@abdn.ac.uk    

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