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Department of Sociology

Welcome to the Department of Sociology

Congratulations on securing your place on one of our degree programmes at Durham University:

“Welcome to the Department of Sociology. I hope you will have a great experience here as well as receiving a world class education. You will leave Durham University with the knowledge and critical thinking skills to make a real difference in the world.”

Professor Nicole Westmarland, Acting Head of School

Please complete the following steps to ensure that you complete the registration process:

If you require assistance with this process please get in touch with your college and/or the School. Further guidance is also available on the Student Registry website at If you have a technical problem, please contact the IT Service Desk at


Please note that the following students are not required to complete this section: Master of Social Work (full-time only) and Postgraduate Research.


Contact Details

All members of the Department of Sociology are looking forward to meeting you in October.

In the meantime, should you have any questions on any of the above, please contact Miriam Chisholm (Learning and Teaching Administrator) on +44(0)191 334 6820 or via email.