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The University of Essex 4.0 / 185 reviews
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The degree that I am doing in International relations is really interesting and actual, the content and the structure are clear and well organized. You get to understand the relationship on the scene of world politics today, but also the roots of that relationship and its past experiences. The teaching is amazing with great lecturers and helpfull GTAs. Everyone is nice and eager to help and make you understand the content. It is a rather complex degree if you are passionate and want to make the best of it. It is mostly coursework so that liberates us from the exam stress, however the coursework can be challenging and it is not to be taken lightly. All in all, this degree is amazing and you can make the most out of it if you are passionate.

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Regarding the content, I find it somewhat cenjoyable. It is very similar to A-level thus it is not as complex as you may think. The teaching for certain modules is inevitably better than others but there are always online resources which enable you to look on the slides and listen again to the lecturer. The worst part of the course Is the amount of deadlines, it can become overpowering so time management is key.

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A sociology degree is facinating and interesting with all the juicey topics you are bound to be amazed by. All sociology degrees vary as sociology is a big umbrella for all smaller modules. My modules include:stratification across the life course form the cradle to the grave, digital society, and social psychology. Two of my modules aren't coursework based and the other two are based on exams and coursework. You have to be prepared to write a lot and fall in love with the subject. If you are interested in doing sociology you should do your research on what aspects you like so you could choose your modules according to your preferences. Th teaching is supportive but you have to book appointment times before or you won't get seen! I enjoy sociology very much, and would encourage anyone to do it!

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The degree is absolutely amazing. It's a mixture of politics, IR and languages, so I have the chance to learn not only about a country's culture and language but also about politics and history from an IR point of view. At Essex the professors are great and they make students want to learn more and more. Assessment is well balanced between tests, essays, written and oral presentations that allow us to improve research skills but also presentation skills.

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The psychology modules that apply more to psychology I find most interesting, e.g., developmental, social and applied. However, modules such as statistics and cognitive psychology do not interest me one bit! It feels like I'm studying more for a maths or biology degree with these two modules, as well as them both being extremely difficult!

The teaching is all at a really good standard, and lecturers are willing to go through something again or help out at any point. The online forum where you can ask questions is really useful!

I feel there is a lot of content to the degree, so there's a lot to remember when it comes to the exams. But again, practice papers are provided to help revise for this.

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I am delighted about my course. I appreciate the fact that it includes a variety of subjects which are linked together and that most of our lecturers are friendly, professional and always ready to help and give feedback. Another thing that I liked was that we had quite a lot of labs where we actually did apply what we have learned in the lectures. It made learning much easier for me. We also had after our first year a summer school where we used biotechnology techniques ansd created new microorganisms (which is pretty cool, if you ask me). Overall, it's worth it.

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University of Essex is a very friendly environment to begin the life in UK. The campus is beautiful surrounded by trees and wild animals. We not only have a campus cat who is so famous that has a facebook fan page but also we have swans dwell as a neighbour. The sociology department in University of Essex is one of the best in UK. I was always amazed when I found out my professor actually written our text book or some essential academic articles or even have their own page on Wikipedia. When you see a person’s name on Wikipedia that probably means he/she is success for certain areas. One of the reason for me to choose Essex is that it is only an hour by train from London. I believe as a student studying social science, a big and modern city is always good for observing its society in various ways. Not to mention there are so many museums located in London. We live in Essex with a reasonable living standard and at the same time have the access to the abundant resources in London. To me this is what makes Essex an amazing University.

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Our teaching staff is well prepared. Therefore I understand a lot of information during the lectures. Also, you can learn a lot more by going to class or to

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Bsc computer science degree, as it says is a combination of all the computer knowledge integrated to form a science. In short words , it is the understanding of how the computers work , -and what basically happens behind that screen ,on which we do great amount of tasks and hobbies . This includes, listening to music , building websites for companies , designing an app that you would love to use the most or even simple understanding of the algorithms and fundamental processes of computer and its languages and functions. My department has large diversefaculty to teach me different modules ,and I find each one othem equally exciting and enriching . The passion for the subject takes a higher leap when I learn to apply my learning and theories in practical scenarios , like an actual project of robot designing using a language software or even designing a commercial website . So according to me all of that is very fascinating for me and one of the many reasons I love this course.

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The course content seems very diverse - there is an interesting variety of topics taught in Year 2 and a lot of module options to choose from on Year 3.First Year is quite repetitive of Psychology A-Level, but you still learn some new and interesting things. Also, the way they teach at university is very different from A Level, so even if you think you know something, you may then be told it from a different perspective, which will deepen your understanding of it. The course is taught mostly by lectures, which are recorded and then uploaded online which is great for filling in my notes. There are also classes and workshops in which we practise using software and writing up our work. There are support classes and online forums which explain things we are not sure about.The lecturers also have their office hours in which they can clarify anything that you don't understand.

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