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I happen to be very interested in sociology and media studies, discussions about race, gender, culture, politics, and social attitudes. But when picking a uni, I chose marketing because I felt that it combined the two very well and my own research confirmed this too. However, during the course, I find myself extremely disengaged and filled with dread at a lifetime of continuing this type of work. Basically, I have a deep desire to learn about the world in great depth but have an admittedly larger desire to find a profitable career.
basically, I want a course that engages me but also provides me with profitable opportunities.
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I happen to be very interested in sociology and media studies, discussions about race, gender, culture, politics, and social attitudes. But when picking a uni, I chose marketing because I felt that it combined the two very well and my own research confirmed this too. However, during the course, I find myself extremely disengaged and filled with dread at a lifetime of continuing this type of work. Basically, I have a deep desire to learn about the world in great depth but have an admittedly larger desire to find a profitable career.
basically, I want a course that engages me but also provides me with profitable opportunities.
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Hello

It sounds like you have a real passion for the social sciences (I have a BA Hons in Sociology and an MSc in Psychology) so might be able to advise

What I would say is that a degree in a social sciency subject is less likely to lead to large financial gains, unless you did Psychology and worked your way up to a doctorate level qualification (which is essential in the UK to be labelled a 'psychologist'). If you did a Sociology degree which I think you would love, you would likely end up in a role with a maximum of 34-36K such as a teacher or a good role for local Government.

If you did go down the social sciences route, I would recommend so additional post graduate study afterwards to specialise in a particular area.

It might be best speaking to a careers adviser at your University to see if there is a Business/marketing type degree you can move onto which caters more towards your desire to explore social science type themes

Marc
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