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The University of Central Lancashire 4.2 / 66 reviews
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There is a broad content of information in the course in third year; less so in second and first year but this is because of BPS guidelines. However, I don't think there is as much choice of modules going into third year, as you are led to believe. Academic advisors are only there to see you if you have a problem; I believe that it would be more beneficial if they arranged to meet you semester-ly or monthly to discuss how you are getting on. You are expected to do everything for yourself, and often assignment topics haven't even been covered in lecture. The forms of assessment are good, as there is a large range of different types; so if you are not so good at one form, it shouldn't hold you back too much. Feedback for assignments isn't standardised and often phd students mark them - sometimes one marker will say to do something, so on the next assignment you do it - then you'll get told not to do that! Overall, I have enjoyed the course, but I think more choice and help should be offered; and more classes, rather than lectures.

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The degree overall is engaging and interesting. There are some really interesting modules and some that are necessary but not overly fun. I am sure this is similar for most degrees. To get the most out of the course would be to pick your main interest if ever offered to pick from a selection of modules, ask questions etc. All staff are friendly and helpful and easily approachable for any questions or problem you may have. The lecturers are knowledgeable and seem to know their fields very well. I have rated the course overall 4 stars as some things still need updating. The turn around for marked assessments seems a very long time (15 days) especially if there is a term break in between you can be waiting above a month. More support and emphasis on how important specific pieces of work are. Never really made apparent on how this piece of work could affect your final grade. Also much more emphasis on dissertation work, but university requires a lot of independent study so this may not always be necessary and appropriate.

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Way too much focus on psychology, rather than actual neuroscience. Would've liked to learn a lot more about structures of the brain, different neurodegenerative diseases, brain tumours, cell types etc. 

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It is a good place to study journalism. You get an access to the new camera equipment, radio studio, TV studio, up to date software that the biggest news organisations use. Also a lot of guest speakers and it is easy to make new contacts with professionals in the area. It can be very stressful but I guess every course can get stressful. University offers a lot of different ways of support and help.

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The first two years of the course teach the basics of fashion design, pattern cutting, trend research and presentation/portfolio techniques which sets you up for the placement year. The only thing that I would like to have learnt is hand illustration as I think that is one of my weakest areas. The biggest strength of the course is the help and guidance from tutors as they are all really kind and friendly and make you feel like they actually believe in you and that your not just another student!

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I believe that this is an incredibly interesting and fulfilling degree. It can be rather challenging, but it is forever pushing me to better myself in order to forge a great career for my future. This qualification is a necessity for becoming a forensic anthropologist, which is something I am incredibly keen on doing. I would recommend to anyone who is interested in the science of the law, bodies, bones, and crime detection. Wonderful lecturers and incredible facilities.

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Absolutely loving my time on Music Theatre. I chose this course because I could not find a similar one in the rest of the UK - it is the perfect balance of a highly practical course you might find in a drama school with industry training, and a more academic university course with fewer hours. While there is no assessed dance modules, there are movement modules, as well acting, singing, composition, devising and production. The tutors are helpful and everyone on the course knows everyone else, from first year to third. Would highly recommend - only problem is Preston is a crap place to live!

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I am studying the Masters in law programme at the University of central Lancashire. This degree is a unique four year undergraduate degree which combines the LLB and the legal practice course together. There are pros and cons to this programme however the pros outweigh the cons. The Legal Practice course has to be self funded I.e if a student is getting support from student finance for the LLB undergraduate degree they will not get finance for the LPC as this a post grad qualification. Since my degree is not the normal LLB it's called masters in law which means that with the LPC combined it will still be an undergraduate degree so the 9000£ I would have to find for the LPC will be financed from student finance. And getting that support from the government being a student is a big deal. That's the positive thing, however it is extremely difficult extra modules each year which means extra hard work. I am in my fourth year right now but my third year was extremely difficult as I was doing LPC modules (which students do in the fourth year) in my third year with my core modules. Very difficult but hope results are worth it.

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The structure of my course is planned out quite well in terms of how all the lectures we have that day sort of fit together. However, I don't feel I get as much support as I would like from some of my lecturers as a whole. I have a mentor though who is very helpful when it comes to problems I have. My mentor does give me personal support but I would like a bit more academic support as well. The course is quite enjoyable especially the labs but it depends what the lab is.

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The content of the course is quite fulfilling as it challenges your ability more and more as the course progresses, along with this are very helpful tutors and lectures who are always on hand and willing to give support when needed. The course can be a little tedious but that isn't really an issue as there are aspects of law that are important and just can't be made very interesting, but on the whole it is an enjoyable course that gives you a wider awareness to how the system works and also develops your way of thinking.

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