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Cardiff University 4.1 / 427 reviews
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I am pleased to say the degree exceeded my expectations. I love the freedom of expression posed by the weekly brief, together with the effective approach of the tutors.

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Overall my degree so far has been great, however I am one of the lucky few who enjoy it. The course is structured so that you get a wide knowledge of lots of fields within the subject, as I found when I completed my year in industry. The year in industry is also an invaluable experience that is offered at Cardiff and I would recommend doing it. I learnt more in my year there than at 2 years in uni, or at least more useful knowledge if I wan't to work on a site. That is one downside of the course from my point of view, it is 90% theoretical so when I went to work on site for a year I had to start from basics again! However, what I had learnt stood me in good stead and gave me a background into the works being performed on site.

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Human geography is a very interesting degree as when you begin to study it as a degree you begin to realise how broad the discipline is in terms of subjects and topics. The lecturers are also very helpful as if you go to them for help they will try their hardest to provide what you need.

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Studying for a law degree at Cardiff University has been a challenging but enjoyable process. Not only is the teaching and research excellent, but the emphasis on careers advice and opportunities is outstanding and easily accessible.The only criticism I would give is that there needs to be more of a focus on organisation, particularly with the student intranet, as learning materials are often uploaded late which means a lot of students become stressed when they feel they are missing out on crucial work.Other than that I love it!

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I've only been at uni a few months and I already feel such a love for my department. The year numbers and module groups are small enough that you can really engage with your lecturer and feel like more than just a number. They are all passionate about their subjects and really put an effort into their teaching. The work load is fair and just the right amount of challenging that doesn't demotivate, but still keeps things interesting. The possibility to do freestanding modules in other schools keeps things fresh and allows me to study other subjects that interest me and develop even more skills. Overall, its been great so far and I'm so glad I made the choice I did...

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BSc Zoology at Cardiff University is a thoroughly enjoyable course with a range of modules including genetics, diverity and evolution. It is assessed through laboratory sessions and formal exams as well as presentations. The course's laboratory sessions provide a good basis for skills required in any career in science as well as research.

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The content and structure of the course is insightful and informative, it is difficult at times but professors are very good at getting students back on their feet.The assignments which are given out are great for revising prior to exams, notably the multiple choice exams, which have students more than prepared for exams, they keep us on the ball and ready to take the exam any day.I love the course, its very enjoyable, not too demanding but it still feels like I'm learning

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As a first years student, the degree starts off slowly, and picks up pack towards the end of the first semester, which gives new students the time to settle in.

The first year course is the same across Architectural, Civil and Civil and Environmental courses, with 6 different modules: Engineering Analysis (Maths), Structures and Design (Most heavily weighted across the year), Materials (Rooted in chemistry), Environmental Fluids and Geo mechanics, Professional studies (Report writing, presentations etc), and IT.

The teachers are all coherent, and cater to all ranges of abilities, with some using recording software to access the lectures online.

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Cardiff University provides for a friendly environment especially to international students like me, who are away from home. Choosing this University was definitely the best choice I made because it has a good and strong academic reputation. Wales is also a very beautiful country. The environment is very peaceful which helps to relax our brains whilst studying.

The content and structure of my law programme is indeed a very interesting one as we do not only focus on its legal aspect but also on the philosophical one as we are made to try and understand the rationale behind every judgment which has been passed. Some students find this major hard but I enjoy it simply because I can relate to everyday life as I learn law.

After two years of my law degree, I have also managed to convince my younger sister in taking up law and this is what she is studying. Law is challenging but fun!

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The overall course structure is brilliant; there's a good choice of modules and the teaching is excellent, but the department isn't very well managed. Late coursework comments, lectures being cancelled 5 minutes before they're due to start...last minute room changes...for me, these little things make the degree merely 'good' rather than the 'excellent' it could be.

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