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    Hi! So I'm an American student currently living in Paris on a type of gap year. I've decided that next year I want to attend university in the UK. My problem is that I want my focus to be sexuality. Sexology, sexual health, sex education. Something along those lines. I know that the only university that offers a sexual health degree is University of Central Lancashire. However being a city girl, born and raised in New York and currently living in Paris I don't think I'd fit well in a non-metropolitan town like Preston. My question is, what other universities offer degrees where I could focus on the sociology of sexuality? I would greatly appreciate any help or advice!

    One additional question, I know UCAS apps are due the 15th, but is that for UK students only? What about American citizens(even though I'm currently living in Paris?) Thank you!

    p.s. I apologize if this is in the wrong part of the forum. Please let me know where to move it or to make a new one.
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    (Original post by bella13)
    Hi! So I'm an American student currently living in Paris on a type of gap year. I've decided that next year I want to attend university in the UK. My problem is that I want my focus to be sexuality. Sexology, sexual health, sex education. Something along those lines. I know that the only university that offers a sexual health degree is University of Central Lancashire. However being a city girl, born and raised in New York and currently living in Paris I don't think I'd fit well in a non-metropolitan town like Preston. My question is, what other universities offer degrees where I could focus on the sociology of sexuality? I would greatly appreciate any help or advice!

    One additional question, I know UCAS apps are due the 15th, but is that for UK students only? What about American citizens(even though I'm currently living in Paris?) Thank you!

    p.s. I apologize if this is in the wrong part of the forum. Please let me know where to move it or to make a new one.
    Could you not just do general sociology and specialise?
    And yes, the deadline is for everyone.
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    (Original post by Shelly_x)
    Could you not just do general sociology and specialise?
    And yes, the deadline is for everyone.
    I could, but I was wondering what universities offer a specialization in sexuality. I can't seem to find that out by myself...

    edit: A specialization of sexuality in sociology that is.
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    (Original post by bella13)
    the only university that offers a sexual health degree is University of Central Lancashire.
    That doesn't sound like a degree in sexuality or "sexology". And, yes, I think that you might find that Preston suffers in comparison with New York.

    While I commend you for choosing for the course rather than for the insitution, it might help those looking to give suggestions if you could give some broad sense of the bracket you're shooting for. You should know that UCLAN is not UCL or UCLA.
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    (Original post by cambio wechsel)
    That doesn't sound like a degree in sexuality or "sexology". And, yes, I think that you might find that Preston suffers in comparison with New York.

    While I commend you for choosing for the course rather than for the insitution, it might help those looking to give suggestions if you could give some broad sense of the bracket you're shooting for. You should know that UCLAN is not UCL or UCLA.
    Thank you for the response. I'm well aware of the differences between sexual health and sexology, however both are avid interests of mine which is why I'd like to study them. Really any course of study that can lead me to a career in sex education or sex therapy. Basically if I could "major"(I know that's not a term you use in the UK) in sociology with a specialization in sexuality that would be the most ideal, along with staying in a more metropolitan city like London or Manchester.
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    (Original post by bella13)
    Thank you for the response. I'm well aware of the differences between sexual health and sexology, however both are avid interests of mine which is why I'd like to study them. Really any course of study that can lead me to a career in sex education or sex therapy. Basically if I could "major"(I know that's not a term you use in the UK) in sociology with a specialization in sexuality that would be the most ideal.
    Warwick offers 'sociology with a specialism in gender studies', which might get you where you want to be. The thing of it is that no-one applies to both of UCLAN and Warwick. You've there got one of the least well regarded universities in the country and one of the most.

    Just because Brighton is the most gay friendly city in the UK, I would suppose that its universities (both as well famously liberal) probably make provision here, if only because this reflects the interests of some of the lecturers. Have a look, then, at Sussex and Brighton universities.

    Edit: http://www.sussex.ac.uk/cssd/
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    (Original post by cambio wechsel)
    Warwick offers 'sociology with a specialism in gender studies', which might get you where you want to be. The thing of it is that no-one applies to both of UCLAN and Warwick. You've there got one of the least well regarded universities in the country and one of the most.

    Just because Brighton is the most gay friendly city in the UK, I would suppose that its universities (both as well famously liberal) probably make provision here, if only because this reflects the interests of some of the lecturers. Have a look, then, at Sussex and Brighton universities.

    Edit: http://www.sussex.ac.uk/cssd/
    Thank you for the link. What about London? I heard they might have some programs there.
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    Quite a lot of places do gay studies I believe. They do tons of important and totally unbiased research. Its great.

    http://hallcarpenter.tripod.com/univ.html

    Perhaps you could call these and ask.
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    tbh this sounds like something where you would do a degree in psychology/sociology and pick relevant modules while doing the degree, then focus on this sex stuff as a masters.
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    (Original post by Bellissima)
    tbh this sounds like something where you would do a degree in psychology/sociology and pick relevant modules while doing the degree, then focus on this sex stuff as a masters.
    That's what I'm beginning to realize. What university offers the most sexuality classes? Or what university is known for their sexuality classes?
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    In terms of the reputation of the university in the outside world especially to future employers, of those mentioned I would suggest Warwick. One of its former professors, Germaine Greer is very well known in this field.
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    Truth be told, I think you're going to be best off just looking through the module list for the sociology course. There are ~120 universities in the UK, not all of which offer sociology, and the bottom half aren't really worth attending as an international, so it won't take quite as long as you might imagine.

    The Jan 15th deadline is for everyone.

    What are your AP grades?
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    I've heard friends talking about this module at Newcastle which might be of interest. http://www.ncl.ac.uk/undergraduate/m...module/COM2071

    If I were you, I would email lots of universities you're interested in and explain your interests and see if they have any degrees which would be suited. I'm not aware of any degrees which focus solely on sexuality other than the UCLAN one mentioned above.

    You could also contact the British Association for Sexual and Relationship Therapy (BASRT) which are the body which registers sex therapists. They could possibly suggest the sort of degree you need to be looking at.

    From what I've looked at, you would need a degree in something like psychology or sociology, and could do a postgraduate degree like this:
    http://www.relateinstitute.ac.uk/cou...l_therapy.aspx
    http://www.uel.ac.uk/postgraduate/pr...ualtherapy.htm
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    Thank you for the constructive advice.

    Charlotte, is that module at Newcastle just a class?
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    given that you can do a masters in almost anything, I would take an undergraduate degree in psychology and sociology, specialise in sexual psychology/sexology and then do a masters in something more specific.
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    (Original post by bella13)
    Thank you for the constructive advice.

    Charlotte, is that module at Newcastle just a class?
    It's not a full degree but a module which will give credits towards a degree. I don't know too much about the way it works unfortunately.

    They also do a combined honours which might be useful for you as it would give you greater flexibility over what you study. It also seems like they allow you to have a lot of choice over which modules you study.
    http://www.ncl.ac.uk/undergraduate/d...coursecontent/
    http://www.ncl.ac.uk/undergraduate/d.../#.UOhLFqWKxSV
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    (Original post by Lumos)
    I would take an undergraduate degree in psychology and sociology, specialise in sexual psychology/sexology and then do a masters in something more specific.
    But what universities would allow me to specialize? That's the biggest question of them all.

    Thank you, Charlotte.
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    Stop being pretentious and over specialising.

    Do a straightforward Sociology or Psychology degree and then do a specialist Masters or a Research degree.

    You might also like to first get some relevant work experience before thinking you know enough not to have to do a general degree before studying something as complex as other people's sex-lives.
 
 
 
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