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    Hi, I'm currently studying my A-Levels but I'm not sure what degree to pursue in the future- I am interested in sociology and in business. I was hoping to find a combined honours course at a university I like, however I have not found one.

    So the time comes I guess to choose... Sociology or Business?
    Business seems to have more job prospects but I really am interested in sociology! Advice given would be helpful.


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    maybe. you can do business and do sociology related modules!! I reckon a business degree is more useful in the real world than sociology but I'm not too sure. but if you do business with social modules (seeing as I don't think you can do sociology with business modules) then it's a good mixture! . hope this helps xx


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    Can you not find any courses whatsoever?? As a last ditch attempt look at course like the flexible combined honors at exeter and others like it to see if it's a possible combination.
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    (Original post by JessicaGarlai)
    maybe. you can do business and do sociology related modules!! I reckon a business degree is more useful in the real world than sociology but I'm not too sure. but if you do business with social modules (seeing as I don't think you can do sociology with business modules) then it's a good mixture! . hope this helps xx


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    Thank you! I thought business would be the 'safer' route.
    I was hoping you could do business modules in sociology or sociology modules in business.
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    (Original post by Short Story Long)
    Can you not find any courses whatsoever?? As a last ditch attempt look at course like the flexible combined honors at exeter and others like it to see if it's a possible combination.
    I don't think I can get accepted into Exeter if I'm being honest.
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    (Original post by J W B)
    Thank you! I thought business would be the 'safer' route.
    I was hoping you could do business modules in sociology or sociology modules in business.
    yeah! just make sure you check out the courses on the website for each uni to see if there are many social/businessy modules you can do


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    Have you considered economics? It somewhat combines elements of both business and sociology (although probably covers little of the material directly), and is arguably more employable than either of the two routes you are currently considering
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    (Original post by thegaffer91)
    Have you considered economics? It somewhat combines elements of both business and sociology (although probably covers little of the material directly), and is arguably more employable than either of the two routes you are currently considering
    Hi, thanks for the suggestion but I'm not a huge fan on economics.
    Do you know if you can cover a bit of sociology in business or vice versa?
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    As far as unis go I think both Durham and Exeter offer a flexible combined honours option where you can take different modules etc to make your degree suit you. I might be wrong but it's worth checking out their sites anyway to be sure.
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    (Original post by ChocoholicPolyglot)
    As far as unis go I think both Durham and Exeter offer a flexible combined honours option where you can take different modules etc to make your degree suit you. I might be wrong but it's worth checking out their sites anyway to be sure.
    Hi, thanks - I've checked Exeter but they don't offer business as part of their flexible combined honours.
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    (Original post by J W B)
    Hi, I'm currently studying my A-Levels but I'm not sure what degree to pursue in the future- I am interested in sociology and in business. I was hoping to find a combined honours course at a university I like, however I have not found one.

    So the time comes I guess to choose... Sociology or Business?
    Business seems to have more job prospects but I really am interested in sociology! Advice given would be helpful.


    What do you want to do after university? As someone has already mentioned, Durham offers a combined honours in social sciences course which would allow you to study up to 4 (I think?) subjects that you're interested in.
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    (Original post by J W B)
    Hi, thanks - I've checked Exeter but they don't offer business as part of their flexible combined honours.
    Check out the combined honours on offer at Liverpool, Newcastle, and Birmingham (Liberal Arts there)?

    I'm also surprised there aren't many options for Sociology/Business (have seen Sheffield pop up in a quick search though).
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    I've heard Business Studies degrees are a bit wishy washy. But i'm not certain.
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    (Original post by Mathaddict)
    Check out the combined honours on offer at Liverpool, Newcastle, and Birmingham (Liberal Arts there)?

    I'm also surprised there aren't many options for Sociology/Business (have seen Sheffield pop up in a quick search though).
    Yes, it's Liberal Arts and Sciences.
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    just out of interest i did a search on ucas and there are plenty on there or do these ones not interest you or have the wrong modules etc?

    http://search.ucas.com/cgi-bin/hsrun...button1.y=-541
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    (Original post by J W B)
    Hi, I'm currently studying my A-Levels but I'm not sure what degree to pursue in the future- I am interested in sociology and in business. I was hoping to find a combined honours course at a university I like, however I have not found one.

    So the time comes I guess to choose... Sociology or Business?
    Business seems to have more job prospects but I really am interested in sociology! Advice given would be helpful.



    Joint honours in both?

    But having gone through University myself the normal route (i.e straight from A level results in August, to Uni in Sept). If I could go back I would strongly advise somebody to just have a gap year. A gap year to think about your A level results and do some proper research about what you want to do. Read books, look into what the course is like. Base it on what you want to do, what jobs are available and what you enjoy.

    In fact, I really hope that in the future that the UCAS system could change. I'd LOVE it if we were given our A-level results in July, applications open in August with Uni to start in October. This would help you choose a course based on results and also:
    a) avoid the disappointment on results day of NOT getting into a course (and the panic that follows!) and
    b) give those from non private schools a better chance of getting into Oxbridge.

    I know if that had been the system when I was doing my A-levels I might have changed my choice of Uni. Instead- like you guys I have to "guess" what I might get and hope my referee on my application is kind with my predicted grades.
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    http://www1.aston.ac.uk/study/underg...logy-business/

    http://www.manchester.ac.uk/undergra...se/?code=05129

    http://www2.mmu.ac.uk/study/undergra...es/2014/10776/
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    (Original post by Flax)
    What do you want to do after university? As someone has already mentioned, Durham offers a combined honours in social sciences course which would allow you to study up to 4 (I think?) subjects that you're interested in.
    It's still hazy for me pertaining to what I want to do after. Thank you, I'll look it up now! I've narrowed it down to business & sociology and having a hard time picking one or a combined honours.
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    (Original post by J W B)
    Hi, I'm currently studying my A-Levels but I'm not sure what degree to pursue in the future- I am interested in sociology and in business. I was hoping to find a combined honours course at a university I like, however I have not found one.

    So the time comes I guess to choose... Sociology or Business?
    Business seems to have more job prospects but I really am interested in sociology! Advice given would be helpful.


    i would probaly go with business. there is much more you can do with that degree. ooooor you could do sociology and then an msc in management or MBA?

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    There are many places that offer joint courses in Sociology/Business. I've listed below a few examples as my friend is looking for a similar course. The entry requirments were for 2013 entry so they might change for when you apply.

    You can do a combined honours at Liverpool university for Business Studies and Sociology - ABB

    Aston University - Business and Sociology AAB-ABB

    Bath Spa University - Business & Management/Sociology 260-300 UCAS points

    University of Essex - Sociology and Management ABB-BBB

    University of Glasgow - Sociology/Business & Management ABB

    Manchester University - Business Studies and Sociology AAB

    Oxford Brookes University - Business Management/Sociology BBB

    University of Sheffield - Sociology and Business Management ABB

    Hope i helped
 
 
 
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