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The University of St Andrews 4.3 / 90 reviews
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This degree is amazingly well balanced and the flexibility that I get to chose the modules I want is amazing. Not only is the level high but I can bend the degree exactly to how I want it to be.

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I found the joint degree perfect for me - it allowed me to specialise in subjects that I loved which happened to overlap in both subjects. The teaching was consistently excellent for all four years of doing my degree. The degree was challenging, but it also allowed me to engage in plenty of extracurricular activities outside of academia.

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The department takes a very personal approach to your learning having an open door policy and going on a first name basis. This combined with it being a relatively small school creates a really great learning environment that with the top teaching in the UK they have makes it a really fun and interesting course!On top of the that as it is a Scottish uni the degree is really flexible allowing you to dip into other subjects and choose your own path through the course

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CO5099
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I have particularly enjoyed the dissertation writing module - there is a lot of work and effort that must go into it, but if you regularly work on it you won't have any problems. I really enjoyed researching a specific topic that I got to choose myself - make sure you choose a topic that you know you know about relatively already and will definitely be interested in for a few months!

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MO4932
Anonymous

Russians Making History, 1755-2000 is my ‘Special Subject’ in History, which means that it is the course that I have studied in the most depth. Like all Special Subjects in History at St Andrews, Russians Making History is a year-long module taken in a student’s fourth year. It has been my most rewarding module because it has given me a deep insight into an area of history that I am particularly interested in. Because the seminars comprise only of myself and four other students (typical of all Special Subjects), it has given me plenty of opportunity to develop my knowledge in this area. Feedback is ongoing and the informal seminar environment allows for students to ask any questions that they have on the reading for that week and have them answered directly by the tutor. In my experience, seminars which are used at St Andrews throughout a student’s honours years are superior to lectures which don’t provide you with the same face-to-face contact.

I have really enjoyed this module and would happily recommend it to other students. I would also say that it gave me enough insight to decide whether I want to pursue a Masters course in that area.

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It has been fantastic to get the chance to research, film and edit my own history documentary. I have thoroughly enjoyed researching the topic, contacting contributors, tracking down archive footage and have begun editing it all together now.

One main criticism of the module is that it is only worth 30 credits. It seems that is a major underestimation of the amount of time and effort that is required for the module since you must research and write a full 6000 word script and THEN film it all and THEN edit it all.

Contact time and guidance has also been minimal

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MO4971
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The tutor for the module is absolutely brilliant. He is very encouraging, intelligent and friendly. While the readings can be quite heavy from time to time, they are very interesting and useful for your improvement and understanding on the topic. The exam format is also more practical and realistic than other sit-in 3-hour exams - as you will be given 12 hours to finish 3 questions, in your own room, with all your notes available. The tutor also gives a lot of useful feedbacks to students concerning their work and performance.

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CS3106
Anonymous

This has been my favourite module that I have taken so far the lecturer Dr Aaron Quigley is amazing! And though the module takes a step back from coding and focuses more on the higher level research focus of HCI it is really interesting and if you are into new tech that comes out then it is well worth doing.

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A lot of universities or courses don't offer much contact time when it comes to writing a dissertation but I was really pleased with how much help I was offered with the planning and writing of essay. Not only was it constructive to have group sessions but 1 on 1 meetings with tutors are also available

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The multidisciplinary approach is very interesting and quite motivating. The first part is much more iteresting than the second half, but the student can surely found the subject of most interst.

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