Oxford has a long and distinguished history of sociological research, and Nuffield College has been a driving force for a range of theoretical and methodological advances in the field. We have particular strengths in quantitative sociology, and undertake research in inequality and social stratification, family and gender, migration and demography, medical sociology and the very new field of sociogenomics, among other areas. Find out more about who we are and explore some of our work through the links below.


The Sociology Group provides oversight and coordination of academic activities in sociology at Nuffield. The key contacts are: