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HKU Sociology produces innovative research dedicated to understanding society, social relations and human behaviour. The most recent Research Assessment Exercise by the University Grants Committee ranked us number 1 in Hong Kong for 4* (i.e. ‘world leading’) research outputs in sociology/anthropology.

We have particular strength in the research of areas such as China, criminology, gender and sexuality, and media and cultural studies, with our faculty regularly producing highly innovative research which is published by world-leading academic journals and university presses.

We also have strong links with the HKU Centre for Criminology.

Our MPhil and PhD research students also contribute to our stimulating research environment, producing novel independent research under the supervision of our research staff.