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The Department of Sociology at the University of Malta is a centre for the advanced study and practice of sociology and social studies. The Department's work includes scholarly research by its members, the teaching of undergraduate students, and the supervision of M.A. and Ph.D. research students. It also services a number of University Departments, Institutes and Programmes through the provision of lecturing, tutoring and supervision. 

The Department offers undergraduate General and Honours programmes in sociology as well as parallel equivalents in social studies. The social studies programme is more broad-based and encourages students to choose from a range of social-science fields including sociology, anthropology and geography. The Department also offers a taught M.A. in Health, Medicine and Society that brings the medical humanities and social science fields together in a teaching programme that is as applied as it is scholarly. Finally, there is a well-established tradition of postgraduate (M.A. and Ph.D.) studies based on original field research.      

The resident academic staff represent a range of teaching and research interests. We are particularly strong in the sociology of islands, the labour market, medicine and health, art, cities, environmental movements, cosmopolitanism, and the habitat. Besides its resident staff complement, the Department regularly benefits from the services of practitioners of sociology and related areas residing in Malta. The Department also maintains a healthy exchange of students (through programmes such as Erasmus), teaching and research resources with higher institutions of learning worldwide. These mobilities often eventually translate into sustained postgraduate research abroad; recent examples include graduates of the Department who went on to successfully complete M.A. or Ph.D. programmes at the Universities of Sussex, Cambridge, Utrecht, Edinburgh and Keele. We also actively seek to encourage students to engage with the labour market; the career paths followed by our graduates include journalism, statistics, teaching, management, marketing and the public service.  

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