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    I'm currently apply for university and am thinking of doing sociology
    however at the end of this course I wish to do a PGCE primary
    can I do this with a sociology degree??
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    Yes.
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    Yes you can, but start thinking about how your degree relates to the national curriculum as you will need to put this in your application and you may be asked at your interview too.
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    I have an anthropology degree and I'm starting a primary PGCE in a few weeks. I think my degree is very relevant to education and took the opportunity to do anything I could in choice essays etc on the topic of education/literacy etc meaning when it came to my interview I had a lot I could talk about I imagine sociology will be even easier to relate and more applicable as you'll have done things about the UK whereas I know loads about the education system in India and Nepal, then applied it to current issues in education in the UK

    Get as much experience as you can with kids and in schools whilst you're at uni and then you should be grand.
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    (Original post by oxymoronic)
    I have an anthropology degree and I'm starting a primary PGCE in a few weeks. I think my degree is very relevant to education and took the opportunity to do anything I could in choice essays etc on the topic of education/literacy etc meaning when it came to my interview I had a lot I could talk about I imagine sociology will be even easier to relate and more applicable as you'll have done things about the UK whereas I know loads about the education system in India and Nepal, then applied it to current issues in education in the UK

    Get as much experience as you can with kids and in schools whilst you're at uni and then you should be grand.
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    Thank you so much you have really reassured me, good luck with your PGCE
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    (Original post by oxymoronic)
    I have an anthropology degree and I'm starting a primary PGCE in a few weeks. I think my degree is very relevant to education and took the opportunity to do anything I could in choice essays etc on the topic of education/literacy etc meaning when it came to my interview I had a lot I could talk about I imagine sociology will be even easier to relate and more applicable as you'll have done things about the UK whereas I know loads about the education system in India and Nepal, then applied it to current issues in education in the UK

    Get as much experience as you can with kids and in schools whilst you're at uni and then you should be grand.

    I know this is old but i just wanted to say a quick thank you! I really get down sometimes thinking i will never be able to achieve my dream of becoming a teacher as i am doing a sociology degree at the moment. It is just so positive to hear other peoples stories and experiences that are similar(ish) to mine. Thanks

    I hope it all went well as i see you posted this just over a year a go. I hope it did.
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    (Original post by ~Cookie~)
    I know this is old but i just wanted to say a quick thank you! I really get down sometimes thinking i will never be able to achieve my dream of becoming a teacher as i am doing a sociology degree at the moment. It is just so positive to hear other peoples stories and experiences that are similar(ish) to mine. Thanks

    I hope it all went well as i see you posted this just over a year a go. I hope it did.
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    Having a sociology degree will make no difference at all to your application as I said, don't worry. I was rejected from Edinburgh and their primary reason was that my degree wasn't in a primary subject but I also applied in a year where there were dramatic cuts to places and was told that if I had applied in another year my degree wouldn't have been held against me in the same way. I also had an interview at Aberdeen who loved the anthropology so it was all good

    And yeah, now a fully qualified teacher so its all been a very exciting year! I found that my awareness and knowledge of issues during my training year was much more detailed than people with degrees from other fields and I also found the research project part of the course incredibly easy due to my social science background. Good luck!
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    (Original post by oxymoronic)
    Hey,

    Having a sociology degree will make no difference at all to your application as I said, don't worry. I was rejected from Edinburgh and their primary reason was that my degree wasn't in a primary subject but I also applied in a year where there were dramatic cuts to places and was told that if I had applied in another year my degree wouldn't have been held against me in the same way. I also had an interview at Aberdeen who loved the anthropology so it was all good

    And yeah, now a fully qualified teacher so its all been a very exciting year! I found that my awareness and knowledge of issues during my training year was much more detailed than people with degrees from other fields and I also found the research project part of the course incredibly easy due to my social science background. Good luck!
    That was a shame about Edinburgh, i am worried about that too incase they overlook the degree, but that was only one place out of all the universities who offer it in Scotland. Congrats on becoming a fully qualified teacher, how exciting! I am doing a research project at the moment so glad that if it comes up in the PGCE i will be aware of it.

    Thanks so much again!

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