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London School of Economics and Political Science 4.1 / 211 reviews
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IR202.1
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I enjoy this module the most as part of my degree. There are different teaching methods employed when teaching it, such as role play, lectures, classroom sessions, reading list, videos. I believe that more use of videos should occur as part of this module’s teaching methods, making it more interactive and easier to remember. I enjoy most the fact that it is future oriented and the study material is contemporary, as much as possible. The only thing I do not like, is the fact that I get taught by someone only 3 years older than me, with clearly not much more experience than I do within academia. The whole point about university is to be taught by extremely experienced academicians and researchers with years of experience within their academic field. Essay marking and feedback has not always been useful, not really explaining what I should do better.

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EH101
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EH101 is an overview course on Economic History. it takes you through different economies, from Russia to Africa. This allows you to explore different themes that have occurred over time in these countries and understand the impact this had on their present day performances.

The course is great to introduce you to how economic historians analyse and provides a basis for you to choose what to specialise in during second year.

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EC307
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This module is superb. By far the best course i've done at LSE. The reading list was varied and interesting. I also think that the lecturers and teacher for this course were passionate, and interested in giving us a good insight into the true field of development research.

I liked the set up of classes, and especially how we had a new topic every week.

The exam structure was good as it allowed students to truly engage with content. My only negative is more feedback would have been better, but with only 1 teacher for almost 90 students i do understand the issue.

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MA103
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This module while you learn it seems very difficult however once you wrap your head around the concepts and they way in which they like you to lay out your proofs it becomes an extremely easy exam. There is very little variety in the type of questions they can ask you in the exam.

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EC210
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This helps students to gain a full understanding of macro economics! From Malthusian and sollows exogenous growth models to the endogenous models of research and development and human capital. It further gives an indept analysis on the affective economic tools us d in an economy and the important economic issues in today's contemporary world such as the labour market, unemployment, economic growth, monentary and fiscal policies, the Great Depression, taxes

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MA212
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For those who enjoy doing maths (pure math) would find this course enjoyable, understanding how different methods are used to arrive at the same answer; they are substitutable yet they complement each other in some scenarios. They course content is however quite hard and tedious and a lot is covered over the year. This course will probably require more study hours than any other course. If you depend on cramming then you may find it nearly impossible to do this course

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LL106
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One of my favourite modules in LSE as I personally found the course content interesting and well-taught.

I had a really good teacher so I might be biased but I felt the teaching was really good for this module and this is coming from someone who had no prior knowledge of the EU and UK's history at all.

In terms of structure, there was a logical flow in the topics taught in the respective terms - UK first then the EU and cases.

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MA316
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This was a very interesting module that taught me personally a completely new area of mathematics I had not studied before. It was very challenging and also abstract and allowed me to develop many skills not just within mathematics, but of analytical and out of the box thinking. I found the exam difficult but the course content very interesting, and the teaching was of a very good standard with a lot of support.

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I chose to study Sociology as I thoroughly enjoyed studying it for both GCSEs and Alevels. I have been studying Sociology at university for now 7 weeks and I must say it is very different to the studies of GCSE and Alevels. Of course we study many similar sociologists which have been taught before. However, the content is heavy and you learn about sociological theories and concepts in far more detail. My course is structured in 4 modules for the first year, which are sociological theory, statistics in society, power difference and inequality and finally my extra module choice of introduction to social anthropology. We have lectures and classes for all 4 modules and the teaching is based on readings we are set. The lectures cover I would say a minimum of course content, but it is the reading which carries most the work which is then overviewed in classes. As for assessments, there’s both formative and summative essays and I’ve only done formative essays, which means essays for practice. The module I am enjoying the most in regards to sociology is definitely power difference and inequality and the module I dislike is statistics in society, which is very mathematics based. Before I started university I thought that nothing could get more difficult than Alevels, but I am finding it challenging to deal with the amount of content within this humanity based subject. It does get easier each day, which encourages me to work my best.

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A mixture of Accounting and Finance modules, the degree is nevertheless more suited to those considering a career in finance. There is a strong emphasis on quantitative aspects, such as financial modelling, at the cost of less exemptions for professional accountancy examinations such as the ICAEW.The 100% exam based assesment may appeal to some people. Contact hours are minimal, with 2 hours of lectures and an hour of class, at minimum per module per week; self-study is encourages. Those who need long hours of lectures and explanations may find it difficult, but academic do have office hours at which students can seek help.

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