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    Hi, I want to study social policy and either criminology or sociology at uni, however I can't decided which one I prefer more out of these two unis. If anyone has any pros or cons about either of these, it would be very helpful if you could let me know so I can make my decision! Thank you.
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    Hi, I want to study social policy and either criminology or sociology at uni, however I can't decided which one I prefer more out of these two unis. If anyone has any pros or cons about either of these, it would be very helpful if you could let me know so I can make my decision! Thank you.
    Hi, I'm from Liverpool but go to the University of Birmingham so I know the two cities pretty well

    Course - I don't study these subjects but I have taken Sociology modules and they've been really interesting! I did ones on Gender and Sexuality which was really good! Take a look at the modules and see what you're interested in and what you like better

    Campus - Liverpool has a city based campus, although I'd say it's sort of on the edge of the city centre- depending where you are you can walk into the main shopping area in probably about 10-20 minutes. A con might be accomodation - as far as I'm aware not all students live in the same areas.
    Birmigham has a surban campus, it is about 3 miles from the city cente. However, it's like 5 minutes on the train to the city centre from the University's station. I'd probably say it's prettier than Liverpool's - a lot more trees and greenry! A pro would probably be accomodation as most accomodation is within 10-20 minute walk of the University. I was a 5 minute walk away from one of my lectures in first year.

    I don't know the league tables for these subjects but Birmingham overall does do better than Liverpool in the league tables. Birmingham is also rated highly for graduate prospects.

    A pro for Liverpool is definitely the night-life, I prefer clubbing in Liverpool- a lot of clubs and bars are next to eachother so you can go to lots in one night if you get bored. Birmingham's night-life is really spread out all over the city-centre unless you're on Broad Street, which has a lot of clubs/bars on the same street.

    Hope that helps a bit, definitely do more research into the subjects and visit on open days
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    Thank you very much for your reply! I have attended both open days and preferred the University of Birmingham, however, I prefer Liverpool city and it is closer to home for me than Birmingham is. I think I might have to make a pro and con list and hopefully I will make a decision soon haha.
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    I think you should visit both universities! See how you feel about them! ^^
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    (Original post by court_meredith)
    Thank you very much for your reply! I have attended both open days and preferred the University of Birmingham, however, I prefer Liverpool city and it is closer to home for me than Birmingham is. I think I might have to make a pro and con list and hopefully I will make a decision soon haha.
    No problem Yeah definitely do a pro and cons list! At the end of the day go with your gut instinct
 
 
 
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