I'm sorry to hear about your experience in others' feedback about your potential employability with your course.
As an important thing to consider, I'd suggest think about who gives you this feedback. Are they knowlegable/relevant in your area of study/career interest(s), are they a reliable source in knowing what career paths this degree opens up to you? 🤔
You have probably had an idea in mind when selecting the course you're studying at, and even if you didn't have a specific job in mind, studying something you're really interested in means you have a higher chance of doing a job with that degree you actually like - and that's a rare treasure! 😊
I'm not an expert in your area of study (however I'm doing sociology for one half of my degree, and I'm also not sure of what work I'll be doing afterwards, which does not worry me as I know there are a lot of options with my degree), but just doing a quick google with your degree I've seen at least 10-15 career options, all related to your degree.
You gain valuable knowledge and understanding about policies, how they work and how they are made, also with your sociology studies, you get a good understanding of how this works in a broader societal context. These (together with all the skills you attain by attending uni - such as ability to handle pressure, doing work for a deadline, cooperation and applying theoretical knowledge through group work and potentially placements, gaining the ability to work and carry out research on your own, and so on) make up for important employability skills, as you'll know more sides of an area you'll be working in.
I encourage you to also have a look online about potential employment, and if your university has a careers/employability team, to reach out to them for some guidance on what you could and/or want to do after finishing your studies. I'm sure they'll come up with multiple options for you, and you'll be the one to pick the employment path you're most interested in!
I hope I managed to help, even if it was just a little bit, and please don't get such hopeless-sounding comments break down your confidence and devotion to what you're doing! 😊
I'd love to hear your feedback and how you're getting on! 🙂
University of Suffolk
BSc Psychology and Sociology Student