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I am regretting my decision taking sociology as a degree as I feel it's a soft subject and hard to find employment after graduation.

I am going into my third year, exchanging at Hong Kong for a year in business law. Do you guys think it will make me more employable?

Also, has anyone been able to change their course at the same uni without repeating the year?
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I am regretting my decision taking sociology as a degree as I feel it's a soft subject and hard to find employment after graduation.

I am going into my third year, exchanging at Hong Kong for a year in business law. Do you guys think it will make me more employable?

Also, has anyone been able to change their course at the same uni without repeating the year?
No it isnt useless.

Lots of jobs are non degree specific.

Its a bit late to change just for year 3 and very difficult.

Just get a good grade.

https://www.prospects.ac.uk/careers-...gree/sociology
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A degree is as useful or useless as you make it. If you do not appropriately leverage the transferable skills and personal strengths the degree course has tried to develop, then it will be completely useless - but this would also be true if you studied engineering, which has...fairly good employment prospects, most would agree. If you are able to use these to your advantage, by applying to roles where the relevant skills and strengths are a benefit and you can demonstrate these in any applications to those roles, you should have little trouble finding gainful employment. It's also obviously a good background if you intend to go into academia in similar social science areas, be it simply to get a masters degree or to pursue a PhD and hence academia proper.
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To compare sociology to engineering, as one reply did, is absolutely disingenuous. Engineering is a job specific soecialist subject and is generally high income when you do find a job. Sociology is not job specific, the subjects covered are not practically applicable to anything, and they are more interested in training the next generation of social activists (there isn't any money in that!) than providing a practical foundation to enter the job market post-study.

I did Crim/Soc and in my 3rd year opted to do an additional unit (quantitative methods) in order to finish with a BSc, rather than a BA. It was still largely usesless. I think maybe 2/3 of the people I knew went on to do anything even remotely related to the degree, with many dropping out during the course. And of those people who got even remotely related work, the jobs didn't require a degree to apply on the first place. I my opinion, sociology, and many of the humanities courses for that matter, have been utterly drowned by a certain type of thinking (social constructionism/socialism/neo-marxism) which is all wishy washy nonsense with a total lack of scientific rigour to support any of the key concepts. Many of the key thinkers we were forced to study (Foucault/de Beauvoir etc) were open paedophile apologists who campaigned and supported the abolition of the age of consent in France (which was already 15!) a fact strangely left out of our study material. We were also once shown a piece of footage that suggested that differences in athletic achievement between the races were actually based on racial stereotypes - rather than the scientifically undisputed fact that fast and slow twitch muscle fibres are distributed unevenly amongst different races. Anyway, in summary, most of the course content is garbage, with no real-world application. I would suggest taking the opportunity to develop your writing style and get the best grade possible. Good luck in the real world.
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(Original post by Ross Widdup)
To compare sociology to engineering, as one reply did, is absolutely disingenuous. Engineering is a job specific soecialist subject and is generally high income when you do find a job. Sociology is not job specific, the subjects covered are not practically applicable to anything, and they are more interested in training the next generation of social activists (there isn't any money in that!) than providing a practical foundation to enter the job market post-study.

I did Crim/Soc and in my 3rd year opted to do an additional unit (quantitative methods) in order to finish with a BSc, rather than a BA. It was still largely usesless. I think maybe 2/3 of the people I knew went on to do anything even remotely related to the degree, with many dropping out during the course. And of those people who got even remotely related work, the jobs didn't require a degree to apply on the first place. I my opinion, sociology, and many of the humanities courses for that matter, have been utterly drowned by a certain type of thinking (social constructionism/socialism/neo-marxism) which is all wishy washy nonsense with a total lack of scientific rigour to support any of the key concepts. Many of the key thinkers we were forced to study (Foucault/de Beauvoir etc) were open paedophile apologists who campaigned and supported the abolition of the age of consent in France (which was already 15!) a fact strangely left out of our study material. We were also once shown a piece of footage that suggested that differences in athletic achievement between the races were actually based on racial stereotypes - rather than the scientifically undisputed fact that fast and slow twitch muscle fibres are distributed unevenly amongst different races. Anyway, in summary, most of the course content is garbage, with no real-world application. I would suggest taking the opportunity to develop your writing style and get the best grade possible. Good luck in the real world.
This is a two year old thread. Why not participate in the recent threads?
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This is a two year old thread. Why not participate in the recent threads?
I didn't realise. I have never used this site before. I was just online having a look at other people's experience of their courses as I feel pretty aggrieved given the cost of my 'qualification'. Haha
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