The Department of Sociology at Sciences Po was created in 2010 in order to coordinate and to reinforce sociology classes for both undergraduate and graduate students throughout their degrees.
It is made up of about thirty members of academic staff, all integrated in research centers, and offers a strong curriculum in general sociology, quantitative and qualitative methods, and it covers a broad spectrum of research areas.
At undergraduate level, students can attend introductory classes to general sociology, but also discover very important research areas in the field, such as education, social inequalities and stratification, urban issues, lifestyles, organisations, state and public action, the market, firms, immigration, and health,. Other issues such as gender, discrimination, risks, the environment, new technology, and globalization are also covered in classes and seminars.
We propose more advanced seminars in all these fields at graduate level, with a strong emphasis on methodology and theory, and a focus on the comparative perspective.
The department rests on three main research centers: The Centre for the Sociology of Organizations (CSO), The Centre for Studies in Social Change (OSC), and The Centre for European Studies (CEE), which are best equipped to train researchers at the highest level.
The department has an excellent international reputation and it is strongly connected with other prestigious international universities in social sciences, especially in the USA , the UK, Germany, Brazil and Italy.
The national and international recognition of the Sciences Po graduate degrees, both at master and PhD level, is demonstrated by the diversity and the quality of the jobs offered to Sciences Po graduates over the last 15 years.
Marco Oberti, Head of The Sociology Department (marco.oberti(at)sciences-po.fr)