BSA Sociology of Religion Study Group


About Us

Who we are

Socrel, the Sociology of Religion BSA Study Group, is a successful, internationally recognised study group with over 40 years of engaging events, and high quality research.

We pride ourselves in the number and range of opportunities we provide. Every year, Socrel organises a 3 day annual conference, a Chair’s Response day, and PG-ECR events. It also holds an Essay Competition, the Peter B. Clarke Essay Prize, as well as a funding competition, the Seed Corn Funding Competition, whereby winners can be awarded up to £5000 to support the development of significant and innovative work in the Sociology of Religion.

Socrel is not only an intellectual community, which welcomes PG-ECRs, academics and high-profile professors alike, but is also a pastoral and supportive group. Our PG/ECR events as well as out Mentoring Scheme for Women for instance demonstrate our engagement and commitment to support our Members.

Socrel abides by the National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO) Charity Code of Ethics. Click here to download a draft copy.

  • Membership is free for members of the British Sociological Association (BSA)
  • If you are not a BSA member you can join Socrel separately

    To become a member, please click here. 

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