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

The department of Sociology is a proud academic partner in the upcoming 6th International Conference on Future of Women 2023 - which will take place in Hybrid Platform.

Call for papers: Call for Papers - The 6th International Conference on Future Women 2023 (futurewomenconference.com)
Read more: Home | The 6th International Conference on the Future of Women 2023 (futurewomenconference.com)

New partnership between the department of Sociology on the UFS Qwaqwa Campus and
Pädagogische Hochschule Freiburg!

Read story: News Archive Item (ufs.ac.za)

Dr Divane Nzima, Subject Head on the Qwaqwa Campus. Winner of The Most Promising Emerging Researcher Award in the Faculty of Humanities – Qwaqwa Campus Research Excellence Awards.


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

Marizanne Cloete: +27 51 401 2592

Katlego Mabulana: +27 51 401 2495
Juanita Hlongwane: +27 51 401 3269

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