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    Hi,

    I've had a lot of trouble in deciding just exactly what I'd like to study at university; I don't care about job prospects etc, the only criterion I have is interest. At the moment I'm studying English, History and Sociology. Out of these three subjects I like History the most, but find Sociology to be a chore.

    So, I'd like to know, is Politics is a similar subject to Sociology?

    My uni application is currently for Politics, but I've been told that it wouldn't be too difficult to swap this subject for History.

    Thanks so much

    P.S. I don't have anything against Sociology, I just don't enjoy it as a subject.
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    (Original post by Tangled7)
    Hi,

    I've had a lot of trouble in deciding just exactly what I'd like to study at university; I don't care about job prospects etc, the only criterion I have is interest. At the moment I'm studying English, History and Sociology. Out of these three subjects I like History the most, but find Sociology to be a chore.

    So, I'd like to know, is Politics is a similar subject to Sociology?

    My uni application is currently for Politics, but I've been told that it wouldn't be too difficult to swap this subject for History.

    Thanks so much

    P.S. I don't have anything against Sociology, I just don't enjoy it as a subject.
    Social theory and to an extent I guess political theory can be, but you can also get less theory heavy modules which look at the facts about governments past and present e.c.t What you need to do is look at the course profiles of the universities you've selected to see exactly what modules they offer- they should have a description of them.
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    If the politics modules are leaning more towards political science, then I can't imagine there being a massive overlap with sociology, no.

    I picked up Politics alongside Management & Economics at University of Glasgow in my first year, while a friend of mine opted for Sociology... There was virtually no cross-over content wise. And the stuff covered in sociology bored me - gender, social mobility etc. I'd argue my Politics course was more like History than Sociology actually; Bonn/Weimar Republic, Mao, Soviet Union etc. - thoroughly enjoyable.
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    If the politics modules are leaning more towards political science, then I can't imagine there being a massive overlap with sociology, no.

    I picked up Politics alongside Management & Economics at University of Glasgow in my first year, while a friend of mine opted for Sociology... There was virtually no cross-over content wise. And the stuff covered in sociology bored me - gender, social mobility etc. I'd argue my Politics course was more like History than Sociology actually; Bonn/Weimar Republic, Mao, Soviet Union etc. - thoroughly enjoyable.
    Thanks for that. I was starting to lose sleep, thinking perhaps I chose the wrong subject to study!
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    (Original post by Tangled7)
    Thanks for that. I was starting to lose sleep, thinking perhaps I chose the wrong subject to study!
    No problem! I hope find the right course for you.
 
 
 
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