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82% of our research is internationally excellent*

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Top 15 in The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2022

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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, science and technology studies, inequalities and the sociology of health and medicine.

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.

*Based on research impact rated 4* + 3* in REF 2021, our research in Sociology, Philosophy, Anthropology and Criminology was returned to this UoA