Part-Time MSc in Sociology now open for applications!
Posted: 01 Dec 2017

Are you interested in pursuing the MSc in Sociology, but can't commit to full-time study?  Take a look at the part-time MSc - the same course of study, spread over two years.

The MSc in Sociology is offered on both a full-time (one-year) and part-time (two-year) basis. The degree and expectations for both modes of study are equally rigorous: part-time students take their classes with the full time students, but spread their study over two years to accommodate work and personal circumstances. Regardless of whether you choose to apply for the part-time or full-time course, you will be part of a close knit cohort of students from diverse backgrounds.

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Professorship of Sociology
Posted: 20 Nov 2017

The Department of Sociology, University of Oxford, in association with Nuffield College, is looking for a senior scholar of international distinction with an outstanding record of research publications in the discipline of sociology.
The applicant can be working within any subject area of sociology.

The closing date for applications is 12 noon, Monday January 15 2018.

Details of the position

For more information about the Department of Sociology, visit the Departmental webpage or download our most recent Annual Report.

Sociology at Nuffield College.

Please feel free to contact our Head of Department Prof. Melinda Mills, if you would like to discuss this further.

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How Theresa May lost her majority and how Scots have kept the Tories in government
Posted: 09 Jun 2017

Dr Stephen Fisher comments on last night's General Election results.

At the time of writing it looks like the Conservatives will win 319 seats, short of the 326 seats they needed to win an overall majority. (The following numbers are provisional.)

Most likely they will come to some agreement with the Democratic Unionist Party in order to remain in government.

From Elections Etc.

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Steve Fisher is Director of Graduate Studies, Associate Professor in Political Sociology, Fellow of Trinity College and Department Disability Lead

Oxford Sociology Top in Europe
Posted: 08 Jun 2017

Oxford is top Sociology department in Europe for the third consecutive year.

QS Top Universities have ranked Oxford Sociology as the top Sociology Department in Europe for the third year in a row.  Oxford was ranked third overall.

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Africa's Twins at Risk
Posted: 02 Jun 2017

Researchers have discovered that one-fifth of twins in sub-Saharan Africa die before the age of five in what is thought to be the first comprehensive study to track the development of twin mortality in that part of the world.

Research from Radboud University Nijmegen and Oxford University has found that one in five children born as a twin in sub-Saharan Africa dies before their fifth birthday. The death rate among single-born children aged under five has halved between 1995 and 2014, but for twins the rate came down by a third. Co-author Professor Christiaan Monden from Oxford University said: "So far, the poor fate of twins has gone largely unnoticed." He said twin pregnancies needed to be detected earlier and mothers should give birth in a hospital with staff trained in twin deliveries. Prof Monden added: "It is very easy to say mothers should just give birth in a nice hospital, but that is not a realistic option for many. What surprised us when we found the higher death rate among twins is we thought this must be well-known by big UN organisations and that they pay special attention to twins - but this is not the case."
BBC News online, 01/06/2017, Tulip Mazumdar

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Christiaan Monden is Head of Department, Professor of Sociology and Demography, Fellow of Nuffield College