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The University of Leicester 3.9 / 166 reviews
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Considering the BPS restriction on psychology courses, i think leicester uni does a great job in integrative employability skills, fun and interesting topics, and mandatory courses. The staff and department are open and approachable, and they take on feedback and integrate it easily. The facilities are excellent, while we also get research insight by participating into studies as part of our course. We also have the course representative scheme, where we hold meetings with the department twice a term to converse about current student;s opinions. The personal tutors are very helpful and will aid with any query, The department also has a peer mentoring scheme, where we are appointed a student that volunteers to help us from a year above and we meet and discuss any questions we may have about the course. We have tutorials and discussion sessions, where students engage and lead the way the topic may go which is good student engagement.

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The content and structure is good. The complexity is appropriate. The teaching in one module is significantly better than the other for e.g. The biochemistry lecturers are very interactive and engaging. I prefer the online quizzes, lab write ups and exams compared to essays.

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In the first year you do not get to chose modules, meaning you gain a wide range of knowledge and know which modules you want to do next year. So far, I have studied biochemistry and microbiology and am enjoying both. However, I find that some lectures have many slides on their presentations which means they have to speed through leaving very little time to make notes, meaning you come out of the lecture with lots of empty spaces in your notes which means you still have to watch over it again.

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The content of my course is very knowledgable to the study of Criminology. I am very lucky to be studying at a top 3 university for Criminology in the U.K. Our lectures are very skilled in their fields with our lectures engaging in work outside the classroom such as the campaign for Hate Crime in Leicester. The assessment is done through coursework and exams which you are prepared for extensively. I enjoy my course as it has been everything I expected and more.

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The first year of this degree combines all the medical degrees and biological sciences degrees in one. This is very helpful as it gives the students a chance to experience all the different paths one can go into by studying biology. The first year gives you a change to make more informed decisions about which modules you wish to pick in the second year.The teaching is of a very high standard, with all the lecturers some sort of specialists or researchers in their field. Chances that you ask a question without getting an answer are very slim.Assessment methods also vary greatly, which I see as a good thing. Coursework usually makes up around 30% of the whole module grade, and ranges from practical write ups, creating websites, to writing essays. The exams make up the greater proportion of the grade, and consist of exam papers including multiple choice answers as well longer questions.Whilst going into second year, you have full information available on how every module assesses their students, which is also very helpful for those who prefer a certain method of examination.

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HS2400
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This one was one my favourite modules of the course, it was very interesting, and I enjoyed the fact that the students were allowed to pick their own topics to be taught in the seminars. However, the compulsory essay on empiricism was hard to achieve a good grade on because there was only 2,500 words available, and over 1000 students completing it. Therefore, it was hard to be original.

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CR3012
Anonymous

I was very unhappy with this module. I felt the teaching for this module had not been tailored to criminology students at all. I felt the lecturer was very knowledgable however expected us to know a lot of the information that he hadn't taught us making the lectures extremely hard to follow and engage with. I felt this was the general feel throughout the module for the other students and although the lecturer is very helpful, I really did not enjoy this module at all

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MA2404
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Financial modeling course gives deeper knowledge in the field of financial statistics, investment analysis, econometrics and financial mathematics. I obtained a huge knowledge how to analyze investment portfolio, riskiness of the asset and so on

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CR3006
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Interesting subject matter and delivery of information is excellent. Lectures were very interesting and seminars were very engaging. Assessment good as broken down into a presentation and essay so not the same as other modules. Would highly recommend!

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Anonymous

Crimes of the Powerful was my favourite module during my time studying Criminology.

The module covered crimes which has not previously been covered on the course. This was mainly what attracted me to select this optional module. Crimes such as war crime, corporate crime and honour crimes (Female Genital Mutilation) were some of the crimes included within the module. This was great as it covered 'taboo' subjects such as Female Genital Mutilation which does not receive much attention.

The module, like many others, is a challenging one that requires critical analysis. This you consider arguments that are controversial and generates a lot of discussion surrounding different topics.

The ideological framework behind the module is based on how patriarchy and power help to facilitate such crimes, especially gender-vased crimes.

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