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University of Durham 4.1 / 302 reviews
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The structure is good and flexible, with a good range of interesting modules to choose from especially on the Political side. Unfortunately it cannot be said to represent anywhere near good value for money, especially in comparison to science subjects, and some of the lecturers in economics are really quite dreadful (and incomprehensible). Nevertheless, the reputation of Durham will mean your degree at least looks good on paper to future employers.

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As a research degree this is the perfect preparation for continuing to a PhD. Since I am a part-time student I am able to have full use of the university facilities combined with the flexibility to fit my research into my full time job. Admittedly this is a struggle and some days you don't feel like doing research but as I have full support from the university I feel that I am able to still pursue my education while holding a full time job which is needed for financial reasons.

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GEOG3461
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This module is taught very well, exploring a range of river processes in great detail. The module incorporates a field trip which the written assessment is based on. There is a good weighting between exams and coursework for this module

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ECON1011
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This was by far the most enjoyable module. The staff was incredibly supportive throughout and the exam format was fair.

The additional workshops provided in later terms were extremely useful during exams.

The content provided was clear and instructive, helping us along in our first years. There was no feeling of intimidation of imposibility, despite the challenge

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SGIA3211
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Excellent structure of 2-hour seminars every fortnight, with student led presentations. Lively debate always follows, and the format of the lecturer asking in-depth questions about reading we have done encourages students to read more widely than we might for other modules. Module is exciting, and touches on a wide range of current events as well as historical underpinnings.

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GEOG3521
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This module was one of my favourites due to the integration of both human and physical geography. Having two lecturers from these different departments showed that not only we were learning but so were they, and their friendly competition against each other made it all that more enjoyable. The incredible opportunity to visit Norway to further our knowledge and complete part of our assessment was a major highlight of both this module and the degree. The mix of initially group work to then go on and produce your own report was really helpful as it gave the opportunity to make sure everyone understood the task together and also provided a network of support and forum to ask questions within your group to better your report.I found this module challenging due to the integration with human geography. This made the module more exciting and gave me more motivation to exert myself and link my physical geography knowledge with the new ideas I was learning about. I was also great to see how the physical geographers and human geographers came together to help each other learn more about the other topic and in the process made a greater contingent of geography friends making the module even more enjoyable.

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CLAS3581
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The teaching for this module is excellent. The style is very considerate and informative; the way the lecturer moves between diverse subject matter in a unified way is impressive. The connection between Alexander's representations throughout time is insightful. The complexity is hard to doubt - the scope which is possible within the two broad coursework questions means that you really have to find your own way through the content and develop a personal approach. I have enjoyed it because of this link between the usage of Alexander now and in the ancient world. It has also been fun because of the depth that it engages in with regards to issues of identity.

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HIST3441
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This course covers a wide range of issues, from Civil War America to the end of the Second World War. It is an extremely useful course for improving students' understanding of the current geopolitical situation, as well as their understanding of history. The course is very well-taught, in an energetic and interactive style, and seminars are stimulating and encourage participation. The module could benefit from a little more clear focus around the topic of capitalism, rather than American history generally.

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ECON3171
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Development Economics is an extremely interesting module, with broad content that ranges from foreign aid to demography and famine. The teaching quality is excellent, although the course moves rapidly and attendance at all lectures is vital to keep up! Assessment consists of a summative essay worth 40% and an exam where two essay questions must be answered.

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BUSS4031
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This module is one of the most enjoyable that I have taken so far. The content was very interesting and engaging, and gave me a comprehensive knowledge of how marketing evolved into its current form(s). Marketing Theory was led by possibly the best lecturer by which I have ever been taught. He was passionate about his subject and taught what he classed as relevant and useful without shying away from some of the more risqué areas of the subject.

The assessment was challenging, and tested both examination and essay-writing skills. Feedback was candid and delivered promptly - something I very much appreciate.

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