Postgraduate Research in Sociology and Social Policy

The Sociology program emphasizes a historical and comparative approach to the study of social life and offers a range of theoretical approaches to research in contemporary social issues. The Social Policy program focuses on the history and contemporary institutions and practices of Australian social policies, comparative studies of policies in other countries, and the contested principles of social policy.

Postgraduate studies in Sociology and Social Policy will enhance your understanding of contemporary society, emerging social issues, and national and international developments in social policy.

Sociology is the study of human behaviour and patterns of social interaction in their institutional, organisational and cultural settings. Sociological research at the University of Sydney emphasises both an historical and comparative approach to understanding the modern world and contemporary social issues.

Staff in the Department of Sociology and Social Policy have expertise in a large number of research areas and are currently working on a range of specific research projects, commissioned consultancies and publications. For more information on current research, visit the Department of Sociology and Social Policy Academic Staff page.

The department encourages a culture of research and debate, and fosters research through individual and collaborative research development amongst staff, and through the development of a strong postgraduate research degree program. The department has an annual program of research seminars which include University of Sydney staff and visiting scholars from other Australian and international universities.

For more information, visit the Department of Sociology and Social Policy website.

Sociology and Social Policy postgraduate research programs

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Contacts

Chair of Department

Catriona Elder
Phone Number +61 2 9351 3080
Email catriona.elder@sydney.edu.au
Web Staff Page
Address Room 113
A26 - R.C. Mills
The University of Sydney
NSW 2006 Australia

Postgraduate Research Coordinator

Mike Michael
Phone Number +61 2 9036 9483
Email mike.michael@sydney.edu.au
Address Room 147
A26 - R.C. Mills
The University of Sydney
NSW 2006 Australia