What jobs can I do with English Lit, Sociology and MediaWatch
I want to take english lit, sociology and media or graphic design at A Level, I'm not sure whether I want to do something creative in the future or not but I enjoy those subjects.What degrees at Uni could I do and what careers would this lead to?
Hello! I have a 1st BA (Hons) Degree in Sociology. In terms of its function in my life, it was life changing and made me look at the world differently, it was really empowering and I had a lot of fun. However, I did get a roll of the eyes from the guy at the job center when I finished University, it is often seen as the unfashionable baby brother of Psychology. If you do a degree in Sociology, I recommend having a focused career goal to aim for like social work or teaching. Maybe look for post graduate placement opportunities if you wanted to do social work. Getting some observation experience in a local school/college will really help with your PGCE application if you go into teaching
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Many Arts/Humanities/Social Science degrees do not require any specific A level subjects - have a look at some entry requirements on University course pages. Did you know that Law for instance does not require any specific subjects - you could be doing 3 sciences and it would be okay.
So, dont worry about limiting yourself by taking certain A level subjects - English and Sociology are solid essay-based subjects and useful for so many degree subjects, and one 'I just enjoy it' subject like Media or Graphics is fine.
I've been doing Graphics at GCSE and it is my favourite subject with English. But I'm also interested by subjects like Law/Psychology/Sociology so I wanted to do something broad to decide whether I wanted to have a more creative career or not. But my school doesn't have a Graphics A Level, so I chose Media instead. So I'm not sure whether I actually want to do media or something like Law. But if I do Law instead, then I won't be doing any creative subjects so I'd feel like I'd be limiting myself.