Statement ofPurpose for Mastersin Sociology of Educationby AlilaSeyfulina Rightfrom my childhood years I have been dedicated towards my studies. Even duringmy school times onwards I developed a special flair towards sociology,especially sociology of education and it is that enthusiasm that has convincedme to take Education as the major in my undergraduate degree. Duringmy bachelor degree studies at Azerbaijan University of Languages I had beenexposed to many subjects such as English language, English language teachingmethodology, Cross-cultural teaching methods, Educational psychology, InformationTechnologies in teaching and so forth. All these subjects made me completelyunderstand the facts that Education is the only tool that make society goforward and getting deep into Education one definitely needs to get acquainted largelywith Sociology behind this. The mostrewarding job that I can think of is being a teacher. And with the firm andstrong background of Education, Sociology in Education, I am sure, I will acquiregreat impetus in implementing this profession with great success in future.
Myuniversity entrance score being 613 out of 700 points, I got rewarded withscholarships at the university during my undergraduate study. UppsalaUniversity has always been in central focus of my attention even during myuniversity years here in Azerbaijan and my GPA being 93 out of 100, I wholeheartedlybelieve, will be big plus for my future study at your educational institution. Assoon as I graduated from the university in Azerbaijan I started my career as ateacher at different private educational institutions and began lecturingEnglish language at these educational centers. During my teaching period I completelyunderstood the point that to be a good teacher does not just involve high levelof knowledge in the related subject but skills and professional capacity inregards with pedagogy, education and most importantly sociology of education.
As I gainedhigh scores at the university during my study period and knowledge of my Englishlanguage is high, I got selected for Summer School Program in UK organized bythe Ministry of Education of Azerbaijan Republic. I graduated from the schoolwith Certificate of Achievement of EFSET (EF Standard English Test) level C1and I firmly believe that all my experience, Bachelor degree Honorary Diploma,Certificate asserting my high level in English language will be great impetusin my admission to Uppsala University. To me,an interesting shift in the Field of Education to Sociology of Education, if itcan just be called shift, pursuing an advanced career in this field is notreally a challenge but a very big opportunity, which will help me to fulfill myeducational background to the fullest standards and attain highly skilledknowledge in my future career. I had some other options in a number ofuniversities for master degree, but I decided to apply Uppsala University inorder to advance my study and career in Sociology of Education because of itsquality output, well-designed curriculum, which I heard from various onlineresources and professional opportunities, I think and do believe that it is thebest choice for higher education.
It would be such a great opportunity to getadmitted in an educational institution of such reputation and quality.