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University College London 4.1 / 917 reviews
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The PPE course at UCL has so much to offer and caters to a wide range of students with different interests. The quality of teaching in politics is excellent and the main department (School of Public Policy) truly cares about us students. There is a lot of pressure at the end of the year as many exams count between 75% and 100% rather than being distributed more evenly throughout the year. In first year it can feel like the degree is all over the place as modules are spread out across three departments but as students specialise more and more in subsequent years this becomes less of a problem. Overall I am really happy with my choice!

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The degree is a challenging yet rewarding venture. You are encouraged to follow both a qualitative and quantitative stream and are able to study whatever you please. There are many forms of assessment including written and speaking exams as well as presentations of different sorts. The teaching could be a bit more organised however this is to be expected with a new degree.

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I am currently in my iBSc year. I elected Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering. It is a well structured course which assimilates the medical students well. There is a Maths module solely for the intercalating students which acts to catch us up on the Maths and Physics concepts needed to fully grasp the other modules.

The other modules are mostly imaging and treatment oriented. There is a lot of Physics content but also clinical aspects which are interesting and useful for the medical students. The coursework is given with enough time for completion and really helps consolidate information given in lectures. All the exams are in the third term.

Overall there is a lot of support from the iBSc tutor. There is a tutorial once a week where any issues with the course, timetabling, the module contents and any other issues can be discussed. I truly enjoyed the year. And I think that it is a good choice for medics not only looking to go into radiology or surgery but any student who wants to have a better understanding of the underlying principles of medical equipment and instruments and how to interpret artefacts and adaptations for best practice.

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The Electronic and Electrical Engineering Course in UCL has adapted the change in syllabus together with the rest of the engineering disciplines. Though the minority opinion I believe the change is for the better. The change in 2014’s intake have new Integrated Engineering Modules, which includes teaching the first years of Engineering students the same general topics regardless of their choice in specialization similar to that of the American system. I have always adored the Education system in America but at the same time guilty of able to be lazy most of the year and still do great pulling all nighters. The IEP (Intergrated Engineering Programme) has allowed fellow engineering students to work together with people from different backgrounds and mentality, leading to a lot of frustration when it comes to co-orporation, this however, I believe is impeccable to prepare us for the career life where we too will be forced to work with people who won’t always agree with you. 1st year only accounts for 1/14 of the whole degree so having bad grades due to bad teammates won’t hurt as much, but rather allow you to reflect on what you could’ve done to carry the team instead of blaming others. Besides the IEP module nothing else really stood out, the rest was the ordinary specialization modules where we study and do exams as how it has always been. There’s one course in particular, “Design and Professional Skills”, part of the IEP, which I think takes spoon-feeding to a right level. It teaches students how to write proper reports and give good presentations but since the course content is fairly general many people would opt to not attend the lectures which I think are missed opportunities. The lectures might not be the most interesting especially with most being stuff we already know and cannot be bothered to learn more about. At the end, not all teaching is great, some lecturers were good, others not so much, but you need to have the initiative and independence to not get distracted like most students and you can do fairly well whilst having a good time throughout, “all nighters” are not recommended but hey! They work. At least for a 1st year student.

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What I love about my course is that it's not that intense meaning that I have time to develop my other hobbies and get involved in many extra curricular activities. At the same time I feel that I have been learning a lot that would become useful for a later career in psychology and language sciences. Teaching is really good and teachers are always encouragingly us to ask questions and get involved. They respond quickly to emails and feedback on coursework is detailed and really useful! The course has a mixture of coursework and exams giving a really nice balance. For example this summer I only had 3 exams! The course at UCL is unique and offers many opportunities that I believe other universities do not offer. For example in our first year we were able to look at real human brains upclose and touch them and identify all the parts. This year (year 2) we were also got involved in an experiment as a class and collected data ourself and analysed it ourself. This was really useful as it gave us a heads up on what it would be like to carry out an experiment getting us ready for our dissertation next year. UCL itself is an amazing university and has so much to offer.

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The course is fairly traditional, in that there is a clear pre-clinical / clinical divide after 3rd year, with mostly lectures before and most placements coming after 3rd year. In my opinion this is sensible as by the time you start clinical placements you should have covered most of the theory, whereas clinical experience early on in an integrated course may not be as useful if you haven't learnt enough theory.Content is delivered in a systems-based format which is good. Preclinical exams are mostly in SBA (single best answer) format, with some OSCEs (practical exams).

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The bachelor of Biological Sciences at UCL is a demanding but exciting degree. It requires a lot of work and many hours sitting down in the library, but as a result it provides a very complete understanding of the living world. It also allows to specialize in what you like the most (Conservation, Zoology, Cells or Genetics) quite early, and there are many very interesting modules to pick. The degree is taught by a combination of both theory (lectures, readings, tutorials) and practice (field courses, practicals in the amazing Grant museum of zoology at UCL, at the NHM, ...). And finally, the lecturers and teachers are generally great, doing wonderful work that is recognized worldwide in the fields of biology, in a department with a history of very important discoveries (especially in the fields of evolutionary biology, biostatistics and physiology). So overall, I recommend studying biology at UCL!

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At UCL, you're allowed to do a an extra module in an course that is not your degree. So for instance, I do geography but every year I have taken a politics module which I have found great because I have been able to branch out and realise another subject that I am really enjoyed. Also, we have regular tutor and seminar meetings which helps academicaly and personally, i.e. with internship applying etc. I do at times however find the marking a bit hard to understand within the geography department (how it is marked) but nonethless would say the teaching is such a high quality and in which we are taught first-hand research that the professors have just done.

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Overall I am happy with the degree I am taking. Firstly, I consider the teaching quality to be really good. Apart from just a few cases of not quite sufficient preparation, I am amazed how well lecturers and professors are always prepared to auch a high level. I also appreciate the support we have cia email and meetings after lectures and tutorials. Most of the staff is very responsive and helpful. In terms of sturcture, I wish we had more modules related to Psychology, however, I found myself enjoying Languge Sciences part just as much as I would like psychology. However, I do feel that there could be more freedom of choices given when it comes to choosing our modules in year 2 and year 3, these choices could be less restricted in terms of field of studies. Finally, I experienced some troubles while choosing my final year project topic. I think there is some improvement to be made in this area, perhaps students could choose a list of topics they are interested and the administrator could allocate the topics accordingly among students. Right now each student need to approach every supervisor individually and this is very time consuming and stressful.

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Lecture and seminar learning support is excellent. The staff challenge your opinions and give you the means to better inform yourself; whether that be through critical debate or just providing reading material. The other thing is that a UCL degree carries a lot of weight and will enable be to obtain employment more easily.

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