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Lancaster University 4.1 / 306 reviews
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The course offers a very intellectually challenging experience, with the amount of content pushing you to your limits. The law course at Lancaster is very difficult but only in order to prepare your for a career in a top law firm/set.

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I am currently in my second year of studying for BSc Biological Sciences. I chose Biological Sciences because I left college with no idea what I wanted to do with my life. The course has provided me with a huge selection of modules within the life sciences and has enabled me to narrow down the sort of area I would like to enter following graduation. I cannot fault the teaching, however the assessment workload may prove difficult for some. There is a large amount of coursework given which is hard to balance with keeping on top of lecture notes and revision but teaches you the time management and prioritising skills required in a work environment. Overall, I have enjoyed most aspects of the course in my two years so far and couldn't recommend Lancaster as a University more!

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My degree provides a wide range of courses and modules, meaning that there is something to suit every Literature student. The first year contains mostly compulsory modules that are needed for a firm foundation on the course, and then the course structure becomes more flexible in the second and third years, so that students are able to choose topics of personal interest to specialise in, whether it be Shakespeare, Victorian Literature, Sci-Fi or Literature and Film. There are a good variety of set texts for each module, ensuring that students experience a diversity of example texts from each period, genre or culture. For example, British Romanticism covers texts such as Frankenstein, as well as poetry by Wordsworth and Coleridge. I am in my second year and have fully enjoyed my experience of this degree so far. I appreciate having the scope to focus on my interests as well as experience new kinds of literature. One tip for choosing modules on this course is to look at the assessment structure for each module before making your final selection; a student more suited to exams may not feel comfortable choosing a module in which the grade is based entirely on coursework.

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BIOL353
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Interesting, however very theoretical and complex for 2nd year students: the clinical relevance of cancer was not discussed in much detailed and overshadowed by molecular science. Making it the other way round would make the module more relatable and thus more interesting to larn.

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BIOL353
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This module spends hours and hours focussing on the specifics of cancer at a molecular level. Since beginning clinical medicine, I have found none of this information useful. Perhaps making the module more clinically orientated would be useful, but in it's current form, it is not helpful in the slightest.

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LEC.323
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Teaching as usual from Andy Folkard is very good. He is a very engaging lecturer.The resources are readily available, with lectures recorded ready to utilise during revision.The module is based on rivers, lakes and estuaries and is equally challenging in all of these subjects.

My only criticism of the module this year was as a result of Lancaster flooding, causing the exam which should have taken place in December to be moved to Summer term with the other exams, increasing work load and exam stress.

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PPR.324
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A fantastic module taught by Mark Lacy - an excellent lecturer. The module is possibly the most current on offer, drawing heavily from modern day conflicts in Syria, cyber war between China and the US and various other conflicts around the world as well as other issues such as climate change, which threatens the existing political systems of the world.

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MNGT314
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Ethical responsibility was a topic that previously i had always perceived as rather boring. However, the module completely converted me as it is taught in a manner that allows you to explore your own ethical beliefs and also allows the freedom to question why you think in that particular manner. The course is 50% coursework and 50% exam. The coursework is a big group project exploring the ethical practices of a company of your choosing. I found this report to be an invaluable experience and i learnt so much about what is ethical behaviour and what to do if you are in an unethical situation. The teaching was of a really high quality and was very personable as they were honest about their own unethical behaviour in the past.

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DELC339
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DELC339 is a new module (started this year) at Lancaster and therefore I was a little anxious about the module. Overall however, I have been surprised with the module as it is very engaging and insightful. The module itself is split into 5 different topic areas relating to the overarching theme of translation as a cultural practice, and these are divided into Lecture, seminars and workshops. I find that both the lecture and seminar format works well however, the introduction of student led workshops is a bit of a waste of time as many choose not to engage with the theme and go off on a tangent, I feel this time could have been used better however the overall module is very interesting and makes you question translation as a practice.

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LING315
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An eye-opening module which gave me a true insight into the depths of forensics and how linguistic skills are employed in this field. The teaching methods were interactive, using a lie-detector at one point (linguistically speaking, a polygraph), and reviewing others' fake statements. There was a real variety of topics, from speech analysis of threatening phone calls, to copyrighting of "RoyBans" (RayBans) and the laws associated with that.

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