Skip navigation
The Australian National University
ANU School of Sociology world ranking

ANU School of Sociology world ranking

Sociology at ANU has been ranked 14th in the world in the 2014 QS World University Rankings for Sociology. This is up from 17th in 2013.

» read more

Exploring the Global History of Homicide and Massacre

Exploring the Global History of Homicide and Massacre

Professor Pieter Spierenburg
Tuesday 21st October 5.00-6.30pm
Conference Room, Sir Roland Wilson Building (120)

» read more

School of Sociology launches Bachelor of Criminology, 2014

School of Sociology launches Bachelor of Criminology, 2014

Are you fascinated with the sociology of criminality and the drivers of crime? From 2014 you can study the new Bachelor of Criminology at ANU, and learn about the different dimensions of crime and the societal response to it.

» read more

PhD Research opportunities in the Sociology of Safety

PhD Research opportunities in the Sociology of Safety

ANU Sociology has an active program of research focused on industrial risk and safety via our participation in the Energy Pipelines Co-operative Research Centre. We are seeking PhD students to join our research group in this area.

» read more

Welcome to the School of Sociology

The discipline of Sociology is one of the academic pillars on which The Australian National University was built. The defining characteristic of sociology at ANU since the disciple was first institutionalised in the 1960s has been constructive engagement with the big issues facing Australian and global societies. The discipline’s early focus on issues of inequality, stratification and the experience of migrants living in Australia played a major role in Australia’s official shift to policy frameworks based around the concept of multiculturalism.

The School of Sociology at ANU has an exciting program of research and teaching that combines the strengths of the conceptual and applied approaches of the discipline. Our research and teaching ethos is orientated to the critical analysis of social transformations; publically-engaged in its aspiration and impact; and dedicated to examining inequality in its various manifestations.

The school’s four disciplinary strengths are political sociology, organisational sociology, cultural sociology and criminology. Research and teaching themes that crosscut these disciplinary strengths include race, ethnicity and citizenship; social movements and interest groups; embodiment and new technologies; wellbeing, health and education.

ANU provides a unique environment to study sociology. Located in our national seat of government, Canberra, ANU is Australia’s premiere research university and world renowned for its depth and breadth in the social and political sciences. Whether you are interested in studying sociology, enrolling in a research degree, applying for a visiting fellowship or consulting the experts on social change, we welcome your enquiry.

The School of Sociology hold a range of events, lectures, seminars and launches for staff, students and interested people. Please check this web site for upcoming events and the latest news.

 

Updated: 21 October 2014/ Responsible Officer:  Head of School / Page Contact:  Web Publisher