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Durham University

Department of Sociology

Welcome to the Department of Sociology


"Welcome to the Department of Sociology. In our rapidly changing global environment, there has never been a more important time to look at the world through a social lens and engage in theoretically driven research and teaching that makes a difference. I hope you have a great experience here, and take advantage of the opportunities offered as part of the wider student life as well as receiving a world class education. You will leave Durham University with the knowledge and critical thinking skills to make a real impact on the world."

Professor Catherine Donovan, Head of Department


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

Please note that the Online Enrolment System opens eight weeks before the start of your Programme.

Please note that the Induction Planner is subject to change and you should check your timetable regularly for the most up-to-date version.
Process Support
If you require assistance with this process please get in touch with your college and/or us using the below details. Further guidance is also available on the Student Registry website. If you have a technical problem, please log into the Self-Service Portal.

Emma Haggie

(MSc Criminology & MA Social Research Methods)
Learning & Teaching Administrator
Tel: +44(0)191 33 41505

Julie Dent

(Master of Social Work)
Learning & Teacihng Co-ordinator
Tel: +44(0)191 33 41402

Anne Park

(Postgraduate Research)
Learning & Teaching Co-ordinator
Tel: +44(0)191 33 41485

Miriam Chisholm,

Learning & Teaching Manager: Tel: +44(0)191 33 46820/Email: m.l.chisholm@durham.ac.uk

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Process Support

If you require assistance with this process please get in touch with your college and/or us using the below details. Further guidance is also available on the Student Registry website. If you have a technical problem, please contact the IT Service Desk at itservicedesk@durham.ac.uk).