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Imperial College London 4.3 / 539 reviews
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I find my course challenging both intellectually and psychologically - but this is a good training ground for me to prepare for working life in the future. I particularly enjoy the various group projects that are included in the course such as the wind turbine design project in Year 2. The complexity of the degree increases steadily over the years and a good deal of mental and physical stamina is needed to follow through the lectures and courseworks.

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The greatest quality and defect of my course can be seen as the same thing: competition. It pushes you forward, forces you to get the best of yourself out there. It is however difficult to keep up with mebtally as you are used to being the best coming to this Uni. The academic level is sky high which also means the lectures are not always the best at teaching in their field, although they are world elite.

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The content of this course is completely different to maths and further maths A levels so at first it seems really scary! You need to think about the new concepts for a really long time to grasp them (at least I did). Also it's important to keep up your understanding because the course just builds on itself.

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Medicine at Imperial is a challenging but a rewarding degree. There is a great variety in terms of teaching methods, e.g. lectures, lots of different tutorials, practicals, living anatomy sessions, dissection and of course clinical placement and an emphasis on e-learning (we get free iPad minis!) so there is a wide range of ways to learn the content. But of course, medicine is a difficult degree generally with a very large workload, which can be very stressful.

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It is a relatively intense course with lots of information to learn.It is structured so that there are no optional modules until the end of year 2, which I prefer as you realise how broad a subject Biochemistry is once you start studying it.For the exams, there is a lot of options, which allows you to revise the subject areas you enjoy the most.They do try to develop a mixture of dry and wet laboratory skills as part of the degree, as well as how to present data.

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The course content is very varied from everything to cell metabolism to genetics , all fitting into one broader module. For the weeks which you study a particular module you will therefore have a variety of different themed lectures meaning each week and day looks very different. The level of the content gets quite complicated, quite quickly, however professors are always on hand after lectures to answer questions and happily respond to emails as well. In course assessments vary between different modules, however you will never have to do summative coursework without having submitted a similar formative one and received in depth feedback during a personal feedback session. For those interested in biology and the wonders of medicine, biomedical science is a vary varied and truly interesting and rewarding subject!

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Medicine at Imperial is a well-structured course that provides opportunities to develop on a personal and professional level. The course covers six years of teaching that equip students with the skills they need to be successful doctors. Some subjects are better taught than others but overall the standard of teaching is high.

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The first 2 years consist of general engineering, and al subjects are compulsory. In the 3rd and 4th years, we get to choose our electives, and we need to undertake 2 core subjects in 3rd year (Thermodynamics & Energy and Machine System Dynamics) together with a Design, Make & Test group project and in the final year, an Individual Project. The learning curve is quite steep all the way, hence proper time management is crucial. The lecturers are very helpful, however it is in your best interest to approach them if you do have questions. I have had a challenging 4 years, however it is one of the best experiences I have had so far, as the complexity and amount of work prepares you for the future work life. Highly recommended!

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Studying Chemistry at Imperial is eye-opening, but requires you to be flexible, versatile and able to tackle steep learning curves in a new environment. Within the first week, staff will emphasize heavily on feedback, how students receive it in a various methods and its importance to help improve on mistakes made. This will prove useful in doing well throughout the entire course. In general, staff here are absolutely keen to help. They are extremely passionate in their role and are very knowledgeable. Some are even the best in their field. But, teaching ability among staff varies, where some deliver can messages better than other (but I would say this is quite true elsewhere). To get most from them, be proactive and ask lots of question, staff will not shy away to help.

Course content taught by the department is comprehensive and covers all knowledge expected for the undergraduate level. It's not surprising that the syllabus is quite similar to other UK universities. What is unique here are the well thought out labs and experiments that encourages the student to think and relate concepts. For me, I thoroughly enjoyed the computational labs. And in Year 2, learning programming is what I can say sets apart Imperial Chemistry students from the others. Employers are more drawn mostly to graduates who possesses skills that is applicable in the working world. Moreover, the department is also very research driven and participate heavily in many areas of research related to Chemistry. The Hackspace platform here offers students a unique opportunity to turn ideas into reality, providing state-of-art equipment to carry out research, learn new skills and operate machines.

On the other hand, the department is equally aware of being career-oriented and organizes many networking sessions, seminars and CV workshops. Staff here are well-linked with main career service centre. They provide regular updates on opportunities to work/intern with major companies related in the field and opportunities to meet with alumni.

Overall, my learning experience and student life here have been excellent and I am very satisfied to say the least. However, I still feel that there are areas the department can improve on. Firstly, upgrading to the current aging facilities on campus is being looked into. Culminating from the effort the department has put in, students will be moving to the new White City campus by 2018 with bigger capacity and new infrastructure. Timetabling also can be improved, where technical errors and delay in timetables can be reduced, and finding ways to make use of teaching hours. Also, effectiveness of tutorials/problem classes should be looked into. I do enjoy working through problem sheets for now, but in the future there are ways in which the department can explore new teaching methods to improve on course satisfaction.

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The content is not easy to understand,especially quantum physics.There are sufficient oppotunity to conduct laboratory,and a report is required after each lab.But there isn't enough exercising questions,and not all the questions have answers.There aren't many exams as well.

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