Research in Sociology at Newcastle University is on an upward trajectory evidenced by the production of high quality publications, engagement in major academic and policy debates, and our driving forward a number of interdisciplinary research agendas.
Our broad research aims are:
We also have a vibrant research seminar series with both invited speakers and current Sociology staff and postgraduate students presenting their work. Many of the seminars we have available via podcasts online.
The Sociology research community at Newcastle has very active research clusters and networks, and one associated Research Centre.
Sociology Research Clusters:
Research Groups (school and university wide):
The School also hosts other cross-School (and Faculty) research groups, where membership spans disciplines.
Postgraduate numbers have risen substantially since 2001 and we have been very successful in obtaining numerous funded PhDs (including ESRC CASE Studentships and 1+3 and 3 Studentships. In addition we run an MA in Sociology and Social Research which has ESRC recognition and helps feed into a thriving postgraduate culture. We also have a strong stake in the new MA in Interdisciplinary Latin American Studies (MALAIS), run jointly with the School of Modern Languages.