Get the real picture on the courses and modules at over 120 universities in the UK by reading through the reviews and ratings left by thousands of students and get true insight into what it's really like to study at that institution. With over 30,000 reviews left by students in the last 12 months, Student Hut is the most up-to-date and comprehensive resource of student reviews in the UK.

Rating summary
The University of Edinburgh 4.0 / 113 reviews
Overall rating
5 stars
24
4 stars
64
3 stars
21
2 stars
4
1 stars
0
Module / Course content
Teaching quality
Learning resources
Academic support
Assessments & feedback
Enjoyment factor
Anonymous
Reviewer:

I really enjoy my degree because studying joint honours has given me the opportunity to take a wide range of subjects, within the two disciplines. The philosophy department at Edinburgh offers a huge variety of courses, from more mathematical modules such as logic, to modules addressing issues which we encounter in real life, such as ethics. In addition, studying a foreign language along side this has allowed me to benefit hugely from a year abroad, both academically and personally.

Module content
Teaching quality
Learning resources
Academic support
Assessments & feedback
Enjoyment factor
Course review:
Anonymous
Reviewer:

I have now completed my third year in this course, and it has been proven both challenging and rewarding. In the first two years, flexible course choices let you explore different fields, while the last two years give you the chance to specialise in your area of interest. Teachers in the Linguistics department are friendly world-leading experts.

Module content
Teaching quality
Learning resources
Academic support
Assessments & feedback
Enjoyment factor
Anonymous
Reviewer:
2nd Year

My first semester core class was excellent. A wide range of general sustainable development issues were discussed, with a final few lectures by Neil Thin giving the positive side of the story. The only exception to this would be one lecturer on the course who was extremely difficult to understand and consequently quite boring. Thankfully you won't be tested on her topic. The second semester course was too simplistic and it is difficult to see the point of it at the time. However, it is a good one for easily getting a good mark since there is no exam and by attending every tutorial you can earn 10% of your grade. 

Module content
Teaching quality
Learning resources
Academic support
Assessments & feedback
Enjoyment factor
Anonymous

The Senior Honours Project has been one of the highlights of my degree programme. It was a Musical Acoustics project on pipe organs, and it showed me the diversity of applications of Physics. I thoroughly enjoyed the experimental part of the project and my enthusiasm was visible to anyone who would listen to me talk about it!

We were required to write a report and create a poster for the assessment of the project, both of which I also greatly enjoyed. It gave an insight into the process behind published papers, with a topic that I was keen to learn more about.

The two supervisors I had were very helpful and encouraging, and were genuinely interested in the results I produced.

Overall it was a great experience in experimental work in an area of Physics I had not previously considered.

Module content
Teaching quality
Learning resources
Academic support
Assessments & feedback
Enjoyment factor
Anonymous
Reviewer:

The course is led and taught by experts in the field and we have the opportunity to speak to and work with researchers who specialise in different areas of Neuroscience. This is extremely beneficial, however detailed and on-time feedback in the course for in-course assessments and exams is sometimes lacking.

Module content
Teaching quality
Learning resources
Academic support
Assessments & feedback
Enjoyment factor
Module Review:
Module Code:
CHEM08016
Anonymous

The course focused on Chemistry was overall great. The teaching was very good, although some of the professor may try to be more interactive when teaching the material. The material itself is challenging, but interesting and not too difficult. There is support from the staff when struggling, addittional revision sessions and online materials to help with difficult topics. The staff is knowledgeable and approachable.

Module content
Teaching quality
Learning resources
Academic support
Assessments & feedback
Enjoyment factor
Module Review:
Module Code:
MATH10011
Anonymous

Students required to submit a report as assessment every fortnight, no exams. Trained to excel in the software R to generate an overview of statistical data. Stressful to complete reports at the time. However, it's well worth it and R is a useful skill for future jobs.

Module content
Teaching quality
Learning resources
Academic support
Assessments & feedback
Enjoyment factor
Module Review:
Module Code:
NEBM10005
Anonymous

This is a useful course module and the lecture material is not examinable. However, the in-course assessments that count towards students' final grades are perhaps irrelevant to the degree as a whole. For example, one piece of coursework is to write a Press Release, which is not something that Research Neuroscientists will have to do in their careers.

Module content
Teaching quality
Learning resources
Academic support
Assessments & feedback
Enjoyment factor
Module Review:
Module Code:
INFR08018
Anonymous

The lecturer, Boris Grot, was terrific - very charismatic and it shows that he knows his thing about how the software and hardware components of computers interact and how the different layers in computer architecture allow us to use them. Most of the concepts introduced in this course were new to me. I knew there were things like cache and different kinds of memories in a computer but did not fully understand how they worked. There were two coursework assignments that together accounted for 40% of the final grade. The both involved programming in C and one of them required us to develop code in MIPS assembly, which initially was very difficult to do but learning a low level language really helped me understand better how computers execute code in programs. I must say that juggling between programming languages I have never used wasn’t the easiest thing for me. But overall, I quite enjoyed most of the course, though this is not really what I would like to specialize in.

Module content
Teaching quality
Learning resources
Academic support
Assessments & feedback
Enjoyment factor
Module Review:
Module Code:
MATH08057
Anonymous

An interesting course for both Mathematicians and non-mathematicians. The content of the course is easily applied to other sciences and is a good introduction to university level Maths courses. There is good support for students provided by tutorials.

Module content
Teaching quality
Learning resources
Academic support
Assessments & feedback
Enjoyment factor