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Hi there!I am looking to study a Sociology degree starting in 2016. I'm looking to apply to Surrey, Exeter, Birmingham, Warwick and Bath. I was just wondering if anyone else on student room has studied Sociology at one of the above (or anywhere else!) who has anything to say about it; concerning the course and the uni as a whole!! As during my open days I haven't actually been able to speak to any Sociology students! Thanks a lot!
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...a Sociology degree...Surrey, Exeter, Birmingham, Warwick and Bath
I would want to go to Bristol or Cardiff. Something Bath has to commend it is that you can there do your Sociology degree and have it called 'Social Sciences', which sounds more respectable. I think something similar is true at York. At Cardiff you can now do a BSc in 'Social Analytics' (?) which sounds still more rigorous. Bristol is all over the Q-Step thing, ‘...& Quantitative Methods' which is where the money presently is in Sociology and cognate disciplines and will lend a greater degree of employability.
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I would want to go to Bristol or Cardiff. Something Bath has to commend it is that you can there do your Sociology degree and have it called 'Social Sciences', which sounds more respectable. I think something similar is true at York. At Cardiff you can now do a BSc in 'Social Analytics' (?) which sounds still more rigorous. Bristol is all over the Q-Step thing, ‘...& Quantitative Methods' which is where the money presently is in Sociology and cognate disciplines and will lend a greater degree of employability.

Thanks for the reply! Exeter also offer the Q-Step program in their BSc degree - which I would prefer to study rather than a BA. Warwick also do Sociology with Quantitate Methods that I am interested in (currently taking Maths as one of my A-Levels). I live very close to Bristol and therefore am not appealed to go there. Have also looked at Cardiff but will look at the Social Analytics. Thanks for the help!
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Hi

Have you looked at our BA in Quantitative Social Sciences at The University of Sheffield. We're also a Q-Step centre and our degree offers the choice between three study pathways, as well training in the latest quantitative research methods:

- Politics, Criminology and Sociology
- Geography, Urban Studies and Landscape
- Management studies.

You can find out more about the course structure here:
http://smi.dept.shef.ac.uk/quantitative/

We also have an open coming up this Saturday where you can find out more http://www.sheffield.ac.uk/smi/study...en-day-booking

Happy to answer questions you have or I can ask one of our students to contact you via TSR?

I hope this helps
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I suggest you look at the COURSE CONTENT at each Uni - not all Sociology courses are the same - and decide what bits interest you the most. Think about which optional modules/units would you choose (in all 3 years of the course) - and why.

No-one else is ever going to be able to tell you which Uni/course will suit you best - because they aren't you.
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Agree with returnmigrant.

I looked at Staffordshire and Liverpool Hope based on my subject interests within Sociology. Rank is not value.
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I suggest you look at the COURSE CONTENT at each Uni - not all Sociology courses are the same - and decide what bits interest you the most. Think about which optional modules/units would you choose (in all 3 years of the course) - and why.

No-one else is ever going to be able to tell you which Uni/course will suit you best - because they aren't you.
Thanks for the advice, think I have decided on my five now having looked at content the most, just got to decide on my firm now! Hoping I get my choices!
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You don't have to make a Firm choice until May 2016. Lots of things could change by then - including your ideas about which course you prefer - so stay open to all possibilities.
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Are Quantitve methods maths based? Do you need to excel in maths to do a sociology degree?
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Are Quantitve methods maths based? Do you need to excel in maths to do a sociology degree?
You don't need 'Maths' to do Quant Methods. Its about how you interpret, use and represent data rather than the number crunching to produce that data.

If the degree is called 'Sociology with Quantitative Methods' then that's the focus of your learning. If it's just 'Sociology' then , like all Social Sciences, you will learn how to use and interpret all sorts of data as a part of your course.

Bristol offers all sorts of Sociology courses - including 'with Quantitative Methods' and a whole range of joint subject Sociology degrees : http://www.bristol.ac.uk/study/under...ery=sociology+
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Thanks so it is a way of interpreting data rather than mathematical equations.
Are there any Unis which have very few Quantitative methods as part of the core module and more emphasis on the actual sociology?
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Thanks so it is a way of interpreting data rather than mathematical equations.
Are there any Unis which have very few Quantitative methods as part of the core module and more emphasis on the actual sociology?
Data is an integral part of Sociology - you can't get away from this as its a Social Science. But it isn't anything to be afraid of - if it demanded big maths skills then the Unis would be asking for A level Maths - clearly anyone with GCSE Maths can cope with it. Its one small part of your initial core units - and no-one will have done any of the theory behind data handling before so it really will be basic stuff.
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Maths used in sociology is pretty basic stuff. It's no more than you will encounter in many other humanities subjects. It could be maths as simple as looking at a bar chart from a voting poll you design for a dissertation research. Tis nothing to worry about.
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Thanks for your advice I'm definitely planning to do sociology at Uni but still unsure on my final uni choices for 2016. I'm thinking to go to Liverpool, Manchester, Leicester ??? maybe Goldsmiths?? Any recommendations?
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Liverpool and Manchester are great cities to live in. So many unis offer sociology that it is well worth thinking about where you would like to live also.
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