Student review [27375] for University of Plymouth

Student review [#27375 ] for Sociology
at University of Plymouth

Plymouth, The United Kingdom
8 months ago
Inspiration to look at the world with new eyes

During the Sociology programme, the modules span multiple topics starting in the first year with looking at the Sociology of Everything, that anything in our social world can be analysed in its cultural context. Thereafter, there was a global module where we debated and honed our skills on environmental and global challenges which I enjoyed as it joints with content in international relations, politics and anthropology. Every module in the second year was created to provide a breadth of knowledge with Gender studies, Culture and community, Workplace, and a brief history of social theory. Finally, the end year challenges the way we look at media and how this is constructed in contexts of COVID19, the migrant crisis and terrorism, meanwhile, you undertake a 10,000-word dissertation to introduce longer writing styles and your independent research. Over this breadth, it can be said you understand sociology better and are encouraged to have a wide reading under your belt, but some of the modules fell flat on delivering content and corresponding assessments. Lecturers are all passionate and a lot nicer than I expected as a small class everyone knows each other’s names. COVID-19 created issues with teaching with Plymouth’s lecturers leaving with no follow-up lectures right before a major assessment. Overall, I found writing the essays more natural, creative and enriching for me than I could have expected from the harsh experiences I had at A-Level, yet, some lecturers would mark you down on simple spelling. Sometimes they may lead you down the wrong writing style and upon the assessment feedback, they mark you poorly for following what they recommended! It was frustrating at times with getting marks back but it can be argued Plymouth makes the topic you enjoy the labour of love! I’d recommend it if you want to have a grasp on the world and build your own personal and intellectual confidence but be prepared to be academically challenged and disappointed at times.

Programme: Sociology
Degree: Bachelor's
Graduation: 2022
Campus: Plymouth, The United Kingdom
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