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City University London 3.8 / 27 reviews
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The content of City's law degree is one of the leading reasons of why I enjoy the university. From the wide range of options I can choose to study is fantastic, with the professors within each topic thoroughly teaching the course in an engaging style. The warming atmosphere at the university serves as another bonus for City, though some of the facilities would appreciate refrubishment and investment to better the conditions of the university.

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Actuarial Science at Cass is a well structured course. Assessment occurs continually over the course of the year but with more weighting toward the summer examinations. It is a hard course but the lecturers make it as easy as they can given the subject matter and enjoyable. Also it is an accredited course with all 8 exemptions available to you if you do well enough in certain modules.

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The course is split into math modules and then some modules from other areas. I feel that it is mostly well balanced but could use some more finance modules in there. In terms of complexity I feel that it is at a medium level, in each module there are harder and easier aspects but overall some modules are much harder. The teaching is mostly good, with enthusiastic lectures who are willing to help you learn and examples given to help understanding. Although for certain modules, lectures just copy out notes which isn't very helpful. The coursework is mainly in class tests for the maths modules and vary on other modules, for all modules there is 20% coursework and 80% exam. I enjoy the course as it makes me learn and think, but some aspects of it I feel could be improved.

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if you into research youll enjoy sociology at city, you get a much more wider view of how society is, especially how politics has effected many people all around the worls. you will also learn how statistics arent always how they seem, i.e mostly exaggerated by the media.

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On the whole the degree was an enjoyable experience, the most difficult was the final year. Although we were able to choose all our final year modules, I feel more information and guidance would have helped in making better decisions.In terms of content and structure, most modules were well organised and well explained. As expected it does get harder throughout the years as more is expected of you, but I do wish they had explained it in the beginning of each year what is expected of us instead of realising after your first assignment! The teaching varied across modules where some lecturers were much more interesting and engaging, but on the whole it was okay.What I enjoyed the most must be the level of support our cohort gave to each other, even though we were not all close friends, most people were very easy to study with and make the most use of each others support.

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To be honest, I was accepted an offer at Durham first but just because theyre pretty famous in finance in London i chose to go Cass instead. I honestly dont think it was worth it in academic perspective and student union wasnt active. I barely know friends from University. I had more active occasion outside of university. Too many foreign lecturers from Europe. Hard to understand their lecture and marking criteria.

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Overall the course is good and there are frequent tutorials for us to learn even more in depth about it in small groups. However, would like it if there were perhaps assignments throughout the year that make up for some of the mark rather than 100% of written exams at the end of the year.

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It is an interesting and useful degree if students want to do their career in investment banking, asset management or trading. Degree is very practical and sometimes feels like we have lack of theory. A lot of focus on self studies, so there is lack of tutorials. Lecturers are very different, some of them are very great others makes you think that there is no point to come for the lectures. I felt like more support for students would is needed. Lack of feedback from assessments and sometimes it is very inappropriate

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Law is a good course with great propects. However you have to be very dedicated and you have to like reading. The exams are not bad. They have essay questions, which typically involve you commenting on a particular legal controversy. Clearly, the law is often controversial and you'll be expected to be to formulate an argument relating to that controversy. They also have problems, where you apply the law to a particular set of facts. In these you'll have to systematically run through what the law is and try to apply it. The way in which it should be applied usually isn't obvious: you'll have to argue why one legal interpretation of a particular set of facts is better than another, and why these facts should have the same (or a different) result to a case that went previously. Obviously, there is a certain amount of learning rules and cases involved, so you do have to be prepared to do a fair amount of hard (and often boring) work. But that is only the tip of the iceberg. Really understanding why the law is what it is and how it works is key to doing well, and thats the interesting part. After all, if the law was always certain then noone would ever go to court.

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Psychology at City is very good. We are fortunate that many of our lectures are actually big names in their field, such as Martin Conway and Mark Howe, who study memory, and Dermot Bowler who studies Autism. The main improvement, however, would be to have more variety in assessment methods.

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