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The Department of Sociology

Studying sociology, especially at LSE, was one of the best decisions I’ve made. The Department has brilliant lecturers that are there to guide you and I’m thankful for their (literal) open doors. I know it’s cliché, but I genuinely found myself here.

Chinyere A Ogbue, BSc Sociology

Welcome to the Department of Sociology. Here you can meet us virtually, find out more about the Department and our programme. Take your time to browse through the information and follow the links to our Department webpages to really get to know us.

An introduction to sociology at LSE An introduction to sociology at LSE
LSE Sociology: An introduction

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Undergraduate Open Day resources

Top three reasons why you should study sociology at LSE

  1. You’ll engage with critical issues in contemporary societies.
  2. You’ll develop key skills in research and analysis.
  3. You’ll study with leading sociologists in the field.

As well as the above have a read through the message from the Director of Undergraduate Studies and watch our video which aims to answer the question "Are sociologists trying to change the world?"

Message from Professor Fran Tonkiss, Director of Undergraduate Studies,  Department of Sociology

“The BSc Sociology is perhaps the most critical degree offered by the Department of Sociology: throughout a combination of lectures, seminars, workshops and numerous activities, we hope to inspire in you a passion for the discipline and the possibilities of the sociological imagination.

The degree is challenging: you will have to deal with new types of knowledge, collaborate with your peers in novel ways, and critically assess some of the most profound taken-for-granted assumptions of the modern world. It is, however, also a rewarding experience: you will learn to create, collaborate and think in new and critical ways.”

Are sociologists trying to change the world? Are sociologists trying to change the world?
Are sociologists trying to change the world? Our academics respond to this question.

You can learn more about us as a Department on our departmental webpages.

Our programmes: BSc Sociology

Sociology explores critical issues and dilemmas across all aspects of society, from power and inequality to the organisation of urban space. Our BSc Sociology programme involves the study of social action and processes, social movements, race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality and class, power and inequality. Students can select from a wide range of optional courses, addressing subjects such as health, homicide and technology, before completing an independent research project in their final year.

BSc Sociology Taster Lecture with Dr Liene Orzolina BSc Sociology Taster Lecture with Dr Liene Orzolina
Dr Liene Ozoliņa explains what you can expect from a Sociology degree.


For detailed information regarding entry requirements, programme content, preliminary reading, language specialisms and accreditation please visit our BSc Sociology programme page.

Our research and events

As a Department we are always busy. Explore our research and the events we put on below.

LSE Sociology: The Diversity of our Research LSE Sociology: The Diversity of our Research
Our academics talk about the diversity of research that goes on in the Department

Explore our research

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Explore the British Journal of Sociology

Read our blog "Researching Sociology@LSE"

Learn more with our "LSE Human Rights" blog

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