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

Research projects

Academic staff research projects →

Research publications

Our faculty regularly producing highly innovative research which is published by world-leading academic journals and university presses.

Recent faculty research publications → (HKU Scholars Hub)

Research postgraduate study

We also offer world-leading research training for MPhil and PhD students, with our research students contributing to our stimulating research environment, producing novel independent research under the supervision of our research staff.

Completed MPhil/PhD theses → (HKU Scholars Hub)