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The University of Aberdeen 4.1 / 104 reviews
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An enjoyable course throughout, however the latter two years, the honours years of the course, were more enjoyable and insightful than the earlier ones. The teaching standard was fairly good, however there is limited class time, with the course being heavily weighted towards personal reading. The courses for the degree largely fell under the structure of one main essay and an exam. The essay would receive good, constructive feedback, however the absence of feedback from the exam, often the majority of your mark, made understanding where you were struggling and where your strengths were somewhat difficult. The variety and depth offered by the courses in the final two years was very rewarding and more often than not I believe it allowed students to pursue those subjects which interested them most. Overall an enjoyable course that for the most part offered a good balance between being challenging and manageable for students.

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GL4023
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This module is what sets this course above other geology courses at different universities. It is incredibly intense with little guidance from lecturers. It is the dissertation module but unlike all other degrees what you hand in first time is your final grade which is not helpful. Also renting a holiday home for 7weeks and getting all the equipment and results printed comes out your own pocket which is very expensive.

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AC1010
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This was my first accounting course. I expected a lot of math, numbers and spreadsheets. I did not do a single calculation in that course. Instead it showed the underpinnings and importance of accounting in our society. This module got me interested in Accountancy as a subject and even a potential career.

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PS4019
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The process once agreed on a topic with my supervisor was good, mainly my work but steered in the right direction from the prof. However the allocation/mad rush to get a supervisor was awful. We attended a lecture one day at the end of was like it's a race go apply to the ones you like, go.

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This course was extremely interesting and I found it to be a perfect introduction to the degree. The lecturers were all quite competent, to different extents, and some were more interesting than others, but overall I found the module very enjoyable, particularly the lectures on social psychology. The workshops were very stimulating as well and I found that they enhanced my communication skills and limited my fear of debates. They also gave me a much deeper knowledge on the psychological aspects of every-day topics which I found surprising and interesting.

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GL3027
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There are two lecturers for this course, one of which is lovely the other is condescending and just in general, not very nice. He is however, a leader in his field and he is well aware of it. He skims over material and expects you to think the way he does, if you don't he calls you stupid which is good for confidence in the first semester of your first year of honours. The material you cover is also difficult to understand in the first place and you'll end up having to go over practicals multiple times after they have happened just to understand what you've even been doing.However, it's important to realise that this module is worth about 0.7% of your overall degree mark, the exam paper literally never changes so just going over previous years will be enough to guarantee a pass. The material covered is also re-covered in second semester by a much nicer lecturer who actually explains what you're doing to the PhD demonstrators before the class. Just be prepared for this course and keep up on reading and keep in mind it's barely worth anything in the long run.

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This module allowed the preparation and actual fieldtrip to Boston, USA. Students were allowed to choose from a various topics of their interest from which they were expected to carry out research project in the city of Boston.

Our group of five students was expected to work on the project relating to student uptake of Hubway bike-share scheme in the city. This involved delivering questionnaires and talking to students in Harvard and Northeastern University. This gave me valuable experience in dealing with people from another culture.

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Many literature courses include plays that are to be read and considered as purely pieces of literature but this course really expanded my understanding. This course looked at plays and theatre not only as something to be read but to be enjoyed and understood in the context they were made for - the stage. The course looked at various developments in theatre from modernist theatre to futurist and even to drag performances. It was a great opportunity to look beyond just a piece of dramatic text and be able to envision those pieces and consider the wider impact they would have had in their time. It was a very complimentary course for myself as it tied in with other literature course and it was academically challenging while still being interesting and accessible. The teaching was very supportive and done in the form of a seminar with plenty of discussion. There was great flexibility in the assessment as we were encouraged to create our own essay topics on the subjects that most interested us.

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The module focuses on strenghtening your grasp on different styles of harmonic writing including choral, piano, string quartet and shows how it changes through different musical periods.There is one lecture and one seminar weekly, the seminar asking you to bring a written exercise each week that includes the things learnt the previous week.Great lecturers and tutor, very friendly, ready to help and understanding when something is late.There is a cummulative exam and two bring-home assessments.The course is fairly easy but relies on previous knowledge, so do not take if you have not had any kind of harmony previously.

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So far I have attended the first year of university and I must say that I am very pleased with my degree. The theory courses are very well structured in most semester and to be honest you don't even have the time to get bored, as the lecturer changes on avarage every 5 classes. All lecturers are extremely competent and know how to keep you awake during class. As for the methodology course, I find the lectures dull at times, but that is simply because the tutorials are much more useful in my opinion. We got the chance to experience psychological research on a practical level ans we are learning many different aspects of it, which in my case make me very eager to move to the next semester. Overall I would absolutely recommend the Psychology course at the University of Aberdeen, The only downside is the social life in town, which is fairly limited.

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