Welcome to the Department of Sociology 

Sociology is a key social science that assists us in understanding our ever-changing, complex social world. Sociologists use their theoretical skills to investigate a wide range of human behaviour and constructions: social institutions, social class, gender, inequality, environmental issues, families, service delivery protests, and migration, to mention a few. The field also offers a range of research techniques that can be applied to virtually any aspect of social life.

We offer sociology on an undergraduate and postgraduate level. Using our expertise in various areas, we endeavour to prepare our graduates to become active, critically informed agents of change. Students who are well-trained in sociology think critically about how the social world works and how it can be changed for the better - preparing them to become the next generation of leaders, policymakers, and scholars.

We invite you to explore our website and see what we have to offer.

Contact us Bloemfontein Campus:

Academic Head of Department

Prof Sethulego Matebesi
T: +27 51 401 2590
E: matebsz@ufs.ac.za

Contact us Qwaqwa Campus:
Subject Head Qwaqwa

Dr Divane Nzima
T: +27 58 718 50 65
E: nzimad@ufs.ac.za


T: +27 51 401 2240 or humanities@ufs.ac.za

Marizanne Cloete: +27 51 401 2592

Neliswa Emeni-Tientcheu: +27 51 401 2536
Phyllis Masilo: +27 51 401 9683

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