Department of Sociology research
Conceptually-driven empirical research and applied approach to sociology
The Department of Sociology is recognised for its conceptually driven empirical research and its applied approach to sociology, and this sociological policy focus is reflected in the ways it works in partnership with a range of private, public and third-sector organisations. For eample, the department currently works with the Vienna Institute for Dialogue and Co-operation, Fairplay, Football Supporters Europe, European Gay & Lesbian Sport Federation, CiC - Fair Connections (Global), Fair Connections Foundation, Liverpool World Centre, RASA, Safe Space, Tender, Tara Women's Group/DCWC, Steps Foundation, Classrooms in the Clouds, AFC Liverpool, Asylum Link, Merseyside Peace Network, and Adult Education group.
The sociological achievements of the Department were reflected in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF) exercise. Research from the Department of Sociology was submitted in UoAs 22 and 36.
64% of outputs in UoA22 were judged to be of world-leading and internationally excellent quality. 100% of impact case study were judged to be of world leading and internationally excellent quality. 55% of outputs in UoA36 were in the main of world leading and internationally excellent quality. 90% of impact case studies were judged to be of world-leading and internationally-excellent quality.
The Department has a thriving community of postgraduate researchers.