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Aston University 4.2 / 99 reviews
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The course has many different and interesting modules to choose from, with various assessment methods just in case you are not an essay person or exam person and vice versa. The course overall can be intellectually at times and consists of a lot of reading but if you enjoy the topics that you are studying then you shouldn't find this a problem. Some of the modules for you to choose from include; crime, media, government and politics etc. If you enjoy learning about a variety of subtopics within sociology and enjoy research then this would be a great course for you.

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Overall not bad. Wasent what i expected. The work load given every week is tough to keep up with. Assessments are really time consuming and hard to keep up with while trying to understand the structure of moudules which are hard. Stressful too make time to try understand a topic if i dident in lecture. Overall academic side is hard.

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Overall I enjoy this degree at Aston. There are lots of advantages and disadvantages of joint honours. It is more interesting to see the link between Economics and Politics and how these two science work together to cooperate. However, some of the modules take a lot of time which means that I can't spend enough time on the other modules.

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I find that my degree is very challenging and interesting at the same time. I have had a wide variety of modules and the tasks involved have been tough, both individual and group assignments have challenged me but they have also been extremely useful. I have learned how to handle certain situations and I have also managed to complete many tasks within a deadline. I wold recommend my degree course to anyone who loves a challenge!

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The course I am studying is very useful as it tries to focus all its modules in an international context. Therefore, they also give us the possibility to study languages at all levels to become much more prepared in a future multicultural working environment.Also, most of the business courses require doing a work placement of 1 academic year which makes us stand out from other graduates when completing our degree.

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Aston University's environment is very dynamic. Lecturers and all other staff are very helpful. Campus is in the city centre which is an ideal location for students, especially those not living at home. Careers and placement department is helpful in regards to placements and career opportunities. Library has a vast collection of books, journals and other resources needed for any course, as well as e-resources. Amazing campus layout, facilities and SU, with lots of benefits. Often have academic visitors to boost your extra-curricular activities and widen knowledge, regardless of your chosen field. The university and/or societies host a wide range of events that are fun, unique and very social.

The course itself is challenging and stimulating, and some of the lecturers are very enthusiastic and really help you grasp the knowledge in depth and guide you if needed, as they are easy to contact outside of classes. Assessments, coursework and exams are fairly simple, well explained most of the time with plenty of time to complete them, making sure students are not under a lot pressure. It's capped to three assessments/coursework/exam per week, which is a good rule to go by especially for final year students.

Overall, the experience is great and I would recommend this course and university to others!

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Business and management is a broad degree which is useful as it allows you to find out what areas you enjoy through the different modules. With each module you delve into the different areas that business has to offer, then in second year you can choose the modules that you enjoy the most. By doing this it will help you to choose what kind of placement you want to pursue for third year.

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The content of this course is very varied and encompasses a large umbrella of topics. The structure is good however it would be better if after first year you could choose some modules going into second year. The teaching quality is good with good lecturer to student interaction and there are different forms of assessment other than final examinations at the end of the year such as weekly online tests which are useful to find gaps in your knowledge. I thoroughly enjoy the teaching and practice of this course and would recommend it highly to anyone interested in biology

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This module is a "flipped" style module where you can watch lectures in your own time. Then in the contact hours the readings are covered in intricate detail with skills to critically evaluate their content taught and encouraged. The lecturer offers in-depth feedback to students in a very hands-on manner in these and the computer-led workshops meaning that the most is made of the time in class.

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This course is completely mandatory but generally felt like a waste of time and by the third week of lectures 90% of the students were no longer attending the lectures. If you have never done any kind of research you may find this useful, but for the average university student, the initial content was pitched so low that by the time content was of interest most of the audience was nowhere to be found. The lecturer was pleasant and really cared about students, but the course content and her delivery style were a bit boring.

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