Sociology

The HEA supports a large network of learning and teaching practitioners involved in sociology and criminology throughout the UK. We provide funding, events, resources and a large number of opportunities to network with learning and teaching practitioners from a variety of institutions and roles.


We initiate, gather and disseminate examples of good practice in learning, teaching and assessment which have been developed and successfully implemented by sociology and criminology education specialists in institutions across the UK. We offer a unique focal point and will help you stay in touch with what matters in learning and teaching in sociology.


We aim to:

  • organise wide-ranging continual professional development activities for learning and teaching
  • disseminate good practice and innovation in learning and teaching
  • provide information and resources relating to pedagogic research as it relates to sociology and criminology, and directly engage with pedagogical research activities
  • maintain and develop contacts with professional bodies and other relevant national organisations to influence the development of policy and practice in sociology and criminology.

Support at subject level is at the heart of our work and we will continue to deliver and develop the services which are most valued by those working in sociology.

Strategic Plan

To view the latest HEA Strategic Plan please follow this link. HEA Strategic Plan