Manchester Metropolitan University’s Department of Sociology provides undergraduatepostgraduateshort and professional development courses in the areas of Sociology, Criminology, Global Change and Quantitative Methods.

The department’s academic staff are actively involved in high-quality research, Manchester Metropolitan University are in the top 20 UK universities for the quality of Sociology research.

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The department is home to the Policy and Evaluation Research Unit (PERU) and Centre for Transitions in Society and Space, advising national and local policy-makers, and holds major roles in several significant national and European projects.

Policy and Evaluation Research Unit

The department is one of only 15 Q-Step Centres of Excellence in Undergraduate Quantitative Methods, and the only Post-92 University to have this status. This is recognition of the department’s commitment to pedagogic innovation and excellence in research methods teaching. 

Q-Step Centre

The department is located on Manchester Metropolitan University’s Manchester campus, and offers well-equipped study facilities including a new mock crime scene.

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