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The University of Manchester 4.1 / 2130 reviews
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Anonymous
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I would recommend studying medicine at Manchester Medical School. The pre-clinical programme prepares you well for the clinical years and adding in an additional intercalated Bsc is optional.

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The University of Manchester is fun place to study. Manchester is also definitely worth a visit as the second largest city in the UK and one of the largest student cities in Europe with over 100,000 students in Manchester.

The department of Mechanical Aerospace and Civil Engineering (MACE), however, is extremely badly run and disingenuous.

Throughout our degree we were given new classes that had never run before (even though we were given no warning of this when applying/before joining). The classes often had terrible lecturers, disorganised lecturers or were simply terribly badly run.

The degree programme was frustrating throughout due to mismanagement, however, some great lecturers and societies really made the experience extremely fun and worthwhile.

The Flight Simulation Society is one of the parts of my university experience that I value most - definitely worth joining.

Though full of paradoxes, I don't regret studying my degree and would recommend it to others, however, I would recommend they consider other locations than the University of Manchester until the department resolves their major issues.

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Anonymous
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The degree i am currently undertaking offers a broad range of subjects which students can pick and choose to supplement their degree. The only issue which I have come across during the course of my degree is the inconsistencies in marking. As I know people who have copied coursework yet have got well over a different grade boundary to their friend. This is unfair and needs to be reviewed.

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I am my first year of university and I think that the course this year has set me up well for future years in university and for any job prospects I may have. This is because it has given me a much better knowledge of both the language and culture of both Spain and Portugual. This has helped to improve my confidence in using the languages therefore I would be more willing to use it in real life situations. A criticism I would make about the course this year is that there was not much emphasis on the listening aspect of the languages which could then come in quite challenging in real life situations as there are many different accents which we would not be used to and therefore find it much harder to understand.

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Ruth Fox
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I love going to the University of Manchester, its a great University and city. My course, Politics and Modern History, is very interesting however there are draw backs as well as pros to enrolling on this course. Firstly the number of contact hours; the average number in a week is nine hours  which is not a huge amount however is more than some other universities my friends have attend, for example Bristol and York. Another point to discuss is the modules within the course. During first year there is less option than in second and third year when picking modules as introductory modules like 'History in Practise' and 'Introduction to Political Theory'. These are a little simplistic however there is a need for them. The course gets much more exciting in second year and has a range of options within politics and history. The teaching quality in the departements is high however the lack of teaching questions whether the lecturers could do more to advance your education. The University of Manchester provides a huge range of resources online and in the libarary. I would highly recommend this course however if you are looking for more variety in first year, choosing straight history would be more suitable. 

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Rory Worth
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The university of "bums on seats". You are just a number here. Expect lectures of 200+ people and little one to one time with tutors. No campus feeling. No prestige factor compared to LSE, Warwick or Oxbridge.

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I was so excited to start at the University of Manchester to study music. It started off okay, but as the years progressed, I realised that the course is really only suitable for certain people. In my opinion, if you're very serious about performing, don't bother - you get 18 lessons a year paid for by the Uni, and they like to remind you how expensive that course is for them. This is their reason for not running more performance courses, for not paying performers to mark recitals (they're marked principally by musicologists and composers until 3rd year, where they bring in one person from your instrument family group) and for offering just 1 hour tuition for an entire accompaniment course, and 2 hours for ensemble performance. On that note, there are no principally 'Performer' lecturers. There are musicologists and composers. There are no proper seminars, tutorials on performance anxiety, and I think 1 scheduled seminar in first year on how to present yourself in a recital. If you're into composition, be prepared only to write extremely modern music - such as a first year assignment for up to 4 random objects and one 'standard' instrument. If you're into musicology, you'll be just fine. The modules are interesting and well taught and the feedback, when marked by the lecturers as opposed to PHD students, is generally helpful. The staff also offer office hours in which you can ask for more information which are very helpful. There have been some issue in terms of module options this year. It would seem that modules have been taken away but nothing has been put to replace them, and so there has been serious oversubscription, to the point where people have been told they can do one module, then later told they can't. When you're future is depending on these modules, it's quite unacceptable. Having said that, the one thing that shines out about music at Manchester isn't about the course. The Music Society, completely student run, is outstanding and offers many performance opportunities that aren't offered as part of the course. Without the society, I would have seriously considered by place in Manchester University. 

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1st Year

I have really enjoyed my first year in this course as it is easy to follow and grow with as the structure and content of the course is both fun and academically stimulating at the same time. I think there should have been more emphasis on listening skills in our Spanish classes however overall the Spanish module this year has been my favourite.

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BIOL21312
Anonymous

The exam is quite difficult as the content is difficult and detailed. But it is very interesting learning about brain disorders and their treatments.

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Anonymous

I love the content and structure of this course. With a weekly hour lecture, we then have to prepare tutorial tasks every week based on questions set for us on the readings for that week. Tutorial leaders will assess the questions whereas the lectures review our practise essays. We've covered topics from the discourse of the western worlds, feminism, sex and gender and much more. It's a truly diverse course which was taught with such passion and enthusiasm it was impossible not to love

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