- Ranked 9th in the UK in the latest Research Excellence Framework 2014
- Top 10 in The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019
- Top ten in the Guardian League Table 2020
- Funding opportunities available through ESRC South West Doctoral Training Centre – a hub of world-class social sciences research
Exeter is recognised for its distinctive emphasis on cultural Sociology, which includes the study of the sociology of music, sport, warfare, religion, science and technology, health, addiction, and the media.
Based in the department of Sociology, Philosophy and Anthropology, our academic staff hold doctorates in Sociology, Philosophy, Anthropology, History, Biochemistry and Physics. We are one of the most diverse academic units in any UK university. This interdisciplinarity means we are able to provide research and teaching programmes that unite empirical, historical-epistemological, practical, theoretical and critical perspectives.
Our work is both descriptively and normatively oriented and our research has been published by Cambridge, Oxford, MIT, Chicago, University of California, Harvard, Routledge, Sage and other leading publishers.