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    So i'm 17 and i have just finished my HNC in Social Sciences and am beginning my HND in August, after that i will then be going to uni to turn it into a joint Sociology/Psychology degree then do honours.

    When i get my degree what kind of jobs will i be able to enter? I don't have anything specific in mind, i just chose the subjects i enjoy. The plan after i graduate uni, which is when i will be 20, is just to work anywhere i can in order to get more work experience. The only real work experience i have is taking part in the initial research for the Poppins project in Scotland. Unfortunately i could not volunteer for the whole project because i live 30-45 minutes away and couldn't afford the bus fair It was such a great opportunity too!

    Thanks in advance for any advice!

    Btw in case anyone is wondering why i didn't go straight to uni from school it's because i didn't want to stay on for 6th year, it would have been pointless as i would only be repeating failed subjects so i left at the end of 5th year and went to college instead
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    As someone who is a Sociology/Criminology graduate, DON'T DO SOCIOLOGY. If you want something that'll make you employable have a look at doing a Social Work degree, maybe Psychology at a push. Sociology is a waste of time, not going to lie.
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    (Original post by randomgeeza)
    As someone who is a Sociology/Criminology graduate, DON'T DO SOCIOLOGY. If you want something that'll make you employable have a look at doing a Social Work degree, maybe Psychology at a push. Sociology is a waste of time, not going to lie.
    Sociology is really that much of a bust? So in your opinion i will have an easier time finding a job if i get a degree in Social Work? I had considered it but i didn't think it would be that big a difference.

    Thanks your advice, it's really appreciated
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    (Original post by IronMan97)
    Sociology is really that much of a bust? So in your opinion i will have an easier time finding a job if i get a degree in Social Work? I had considered it but i didn't think it would be that big a difference.

    Thanks your advice, it's really appreciated
    You will find it FAR easier getting a job as a Social Worker with a Social Work degree (make sure it has the industry qual which allows you to register as a social worker, they usually do) because it is required to become a Social Worker. There is no direct job for a Sociology major. You can become a Sociology teacher but even for that you have to do a PGCE.

    My writing ability improved drastically, had a good experience, came out with a 2:1 easily but I chose sociology/criminology initially because I was not sure what to go in to, didn't have the best grades at college level. I went to study a Masters in HR and now am working in the field of HR. The degree improved my writing ability SIGNIFICANTLY, increased my knowledge in a number of areas which I already found interested (Colonialisation, Globalisation, Society, Culture) and made me more accustomed to working to deadlines which are both transferable to a work setting but overall that could have been done with a lot of other degrees.

    Look in to Social Work, see if its something you may be interested in. No point in doing it if you have NO interest in working as a Social Worker unless you want to become a Social Work lecturer, for which you will need additional academic qualifications.
 
 
 
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