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Hi, I'm wanting to study a sociology degree, my A level predicted grades are A (sociology) B (Combined English) and C (Psychology). I know ABC is the same number of UCAS points as BBB, but that some universities don't see these as the same. I have looked at a few universities but I'm unsure of whether to bother applying for BBB courses, I have emailed some places admissions teams so I'm waiting on that. I live in the North West and don't want to move too far away (maybe a couple of hours away?), does anyone have any suggestions of which unis I should look at? Thanks!
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Hi, I'm wanting to study a sociology degree, my A level predicted grades are A (sociology) B (Combined English) and C (Psychology). I know ABC is the same number of UCAS points as BBB, but that some universities don't see these as the same. I have looked at a few universities but I'm unsure of whether to bother applying for BBB courses, I have emailed some places admissions teams so I'm waiting on that. I live in the North West and don't want to move too far away (maybe a couple of hours away?), does anyone have any suggestions of which unis I should look at? Thanks!
I think applying to BBB courses with ABC predicted grades is fine. I'd probably do one ABB course, 2 BBB courses and maybe one or two BBC courses.

I'd also keep a look at for unis listing their standard offer as points, rather than grades.

A couple of hours away surely gives you most of the north of England, so plenty of choice!

Which subject are you applying for?
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I think applying to BBB courses with ABC predicted grades is fine. I'd probably do one ABB course, 2 BBB courses and maybe one or two BBC courses.

I'd also keep a look at for unis listing their standard offer as points, rather than grades.

A couple of hours away surely gives you most of the north of England, so plenty of choice!

Which subject are you applying for?
Hi and thanks for replying!, I'm really wanting to do sociology.
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UCAS points Uni wont care about the grades, but obviously those requesting specific grades will.
Its worth applying for one or two ABB courses., especially since your strongest grade is in Sociology.
Then maybe two choices at BBB and one lower.

Manchester ABB - https://www.manchester.ac.uk/study/u...csc-sociology/
Lancaster ABB - https://www.lancaster.ac.uk/study/un...-ba-hons-l300/
Liverpool BBB - https://www.liverpool.ac.uk/study/un...hons/overview/
Manchester Met (112 points - BBC or ACC) https://www.mmu.ac.uk/study/undergra.../ba-sociology/
Aberystwyth (112 points - BBC or ACC)- https://courses.aber.ac.uk/undergrad...iology-abroad/
Salford (112 points - BBC or ACC) - https://www.salford.ac.uk/courses/un...uate/sociology
Chester - BBC/BCC - https://www1.chester.ac.uk/study/und...uate/sociology
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UCAS points Uni wont care about the grades, but obviously those requesting specific grades will.
Its worth applying for one or two ABB courses., especially since your strongest grade is in Sociology.
Then maybe two choices at BBB and one lower.

Manchester ABB - https://www.manchester.ac.uk/study/u...csc-sociology/
Lancaster ABB - https://www.lancaster.ac.uk/study/un...-ba-hons-l300/
Liverpool BBB - https://www.liverpool.ac.uk/study/un...hons/overview/
Manchester Met (112 points - BBC or ACC) https://www.mmu.ac.uk/study/undergra.../ba-sociology/
Aberystwyth (112 points - BBC or ACC)- https://courses.aber.ac.uk/undergrad...iology-abroad/
Salford (112 points - BBC or ACC) - https://www.salford.ac.uk/courses/un...uate/sociology
Chester - BBC/BCC - https://www1.chester.ac.uk/study/und...uate/sociology
Thank you, I’ll definitely have a look at those!
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Hi ek2003,

I am a 3rd year student here at Aberystwyth and I am really enjoying studying here. Aberystwyth is a great place to be a student, there is a great feel to the town and there is always plenty to do and see. The University has a very friendly and welcoming feel and has even been named Welsh University of the Year for 2020 in The Sunday Times Good University Guide. The teaching quality is very high, The Sunday Times Good University Guide has been named the University of the Year in 2018 and 2019 for Teaching quality.

Here at Aberystwyth BA Sociology, BSc Criminology and Sociology, BSc Psychology and Sociology and BSc Sociology and Politics are offered. In addition to courses with integrated years in industry and integrated years studying abroad. For BA Sociology 96-120 UCAS points are required with A level grades BBB-CCC.

Looking at the modules offered at each university is a really good way of comparing the courses to see which may interest you more. This is something I did when comparing universities when I applied and definitely helped me make my decision. It may also be worth looking at how each course is assessed, to compare which style of assessment may suit the way you work best. Rankings are useful to look at, but it is also important to think about how the course is suited to your interests and what you are going to get out of it.

The town is well known for being a very safe place to live and has a very friendly atmosphere attracts many students here, including myself. Although Aberystwyth is a small town the nightlife is great, there a lot of pubs as well as cocktail bars and two clubs. It is very reasonably priced, especially when compared to a lot of the cities. There are lots of cafes and shops, as well as several supermarkets (Tesco, Morrisons, Lidl, M&S and Iceland) that are all very accessible. There is plenty to do in the surrounding area as well with Snowdonia National Park on the doorstep and Birmingham, Cardiff and Shrewsbury are very accessible for a day trip.

I hope this helps with your decision; I am happy to help with any further questions you may have 😊

Rebecca
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