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Bournemouth University 3.9 / 199 reviews
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This course is not for the faint of heart!

You will find this course challenging, highly technical and with high expectations of you. There is a lot of self study involved and very little taught in labs and lectures. You need to be highly disciplined and talented to get the most out of it.

Staff are very friendly, but will absolutely not hold your hand. Learning resources are poor, most had to obtain external lessons from places such as Lynda. Previous knowledge of 3D software will be highly beneficial as your assignments are 100% of your mark and they do not grade leniently. Briefs are vague and feedback sucks. Theory classes are interesting and fun - not the snooze-fest you'd expect. Facilities at the uni are very nice, with a lot of student experience orientated buildings and assets.

My first year class had a very high failure rate, with almost half of us failing atleast one subject. 15 failed the year outright. many dropped out and there was a very high depression rate reported with many going on antidepressants.

So the bottom line is, you will develop your skills at a very fast pace and learn a lot in a very short space of time, plus develop an amazing portfolio... but to do so you need to be resilient and determined. Its a hard course.

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The course overall is okay as it covers a vast amount of the journalism industry providing a well-rounded look into it. However, it isn't as creative as you might like and rather takes the approach of 'creative to a recipe'. The feedback on assessments is often poor and unsatisfactory in order to learn or improve from it as it tends to be vague and completely unhelpful. Also guidance on tasks is very vague often leaving an essence of confusion and uncertainty. if you love journalism I don't doubt you would enjoy it but if you're not sure yet, it will probably disappoint you.

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1st Year

Some of the lecturer's are really great, others seem to hate their job, and it shows. Im leaving this course after 1 year because its made me incredibly unhappy, and our student stats showed 1/3 felt suicidal this year. Assessment is very vague, briefs are not clear and they can and will grade you on things that aren't on your brief. If you're ill and miss a lecture it could mean failing a unit. This course is very hard and you'll need to be talented and devoted to pass. In my year half of us failed at least 1 unit. Of those 15 failed their retakes.

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MAR1113H
Anonymous

This module was advertised to students as closely linked to the current changes in the digital media world, however we ended up learning about random psychological theories and human behaviour, which fair enough, is important in our job, but didn't meet the expectations from the course. The two tutors on this course had the very bad habit of not talking to each other, which was constantly a cause of confusion between students and what they were expected to do with the assignments. There was a significant number of students complaining about this issue, however, the university's response was that our complaints were not sufficient won't be considered further.

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PSY1013C
Anonymous

I personally find SID really fascinating and an aspect of psychology that you can apply to everyday life, research and the workplace. The influence people have on each other, even strangers, is incredible and knowing this in detail has a lot of potential for improvement in a lot of areas, for example your future workplace. The only downside is that a lot of case studies, theories and experiments are ones that you have probably covered at A level, and so not much is new in that aspect.

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CMP1081C
Anonymous

This is a very interesting module where you look at how something is represented in the news. You learn a lot about marxism, feminism and so on. It's an engaging topic, and you also share it with the journalism students.

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MGT1143H
Anonymous

This module was taught with a simplistic manner for a difficult topic. The module provided enjoyment throughout and a sense of satisfaction during seminars with regular involvement. The only negative is from the group work which can impact the final grade immensely.

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CMP1075C
Anonymous

Media law has been the most dynamic unit I have studied on the course. Despite being the only unit that was not led by power point materials in lectures, the handbook which was provided was more than adequate containing a good start to course content and revision. The lectures were always interesting and full of important information that was memorable for the exam. The assignment question was diverse and interesting, enough to give a real personal, original answer. Staff were more than happy to assist with their time if students had queries or needed help with any aspect of the unit.

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TRM1009M
Anonymous

The event management course in second year was the best unit in the whole course, apart from placement year. It provides the student with opportunity to create their own event and work with real client.

The content and structure of the unit is great however more support and direction needs to be given. It will be the first ever event they will have to put on for most of the students. Charities for the list of clientele is great but options for corporate and creative clients could be even better.

The school should also allocate budget, venue and equipment options as not all charities are created equal - meaning some of them will not have any budget at all. This limits our creativity and ability to create the best event we could, which ultimately affect our portfolio.

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1st Year

I love this course so much. Having not done business studies before the course is a great way to introduce you to all the topics surrounding marketing. The course is well split between coursework and exams and there are so many facilities available to help us. 

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