Victoria Yates

Masters by Research degree (Sociology)

My journey as a mature student at UCLan has exceeded all expectations and I feel like it’s just the start of a really exciting academic career! 

From my first days as a BA (Hons) Sociology student I have received a huge amount of encouragement and support from the department staff, and I really believe it is due to this academic nurturing that I was able to graduate with a first class degree last summer.

I am now continuing my studies at UCLan undertaking a Masters by Research degree which I finding both rewarding and challenging, and I would love to commence my PhD research with the Sociology department in the near future.

For anyone thinking of applying for or starting a sociology degree I would say it’s a hugely interesting and life-changing programme that really develops critical thinking and will change the way you view the world.

December 2019

Victoria Yates