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The University of Oxford 4.2 / 326 reviews
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BIOC0003
Anonymous

Complex but mostly irrelevant after first year. Not taught in other universities, so why keep it for classical reasons? Suddenly tested again in Finals. Who revises first year stuff for Finals? Inconsistent setting of papers.

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Anonymous

While the scope of the topics in the syllabus for this course were broad, providing an understanding of the engineering design involved in software engineering, the breadth of the course led to a large mass of unconnected topics which were hard to put together. Fortunately, most of the teaching was useful in understanding the coneceptual basis in programming, networking and operating systems.

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Anonymous

This module suffers from too much content for only 8 weeks of teaching. As a result, the tutorials felt in no way comprehensive. However, the most recent two lecture series for this module have been fantastic, and they really saved this module for me. Without them I had little understanding of the wider impact of the events that I was studying or, in many cases, just what they meant. With these lectures, though, the exam went quite smoothly.

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Anonymous

This is a very well taught course. It was in classes of 15 students for 1.5 hours every week for one 8 week term. There are no language requirements.

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At first it's okay, but the pace and difficulty really does pick up, so much so that you need to eventually keep asking for help. There are 2 problem sheets a week to do as well as lab prep. Lectures do not get filmed so you either go or skip them. Personally I barely understand them so I skip lectures. So far it is very maths heavy but there is some interesting stuff like materials. There is plenty of time to socialise and do sports and societies but not that much time. There is probably enough for 3 college sports and a society at a push, but it really isn't as bad as it seems. There are weekly labs which are really fun. Mech which is building stuff, drawing which is computer 3D graphics as well as actual drawing, matlab which is programming and electronics. Tutorials are just amazing, if you don't understand stuff the tutors help so so so much. Lectures can be good, some bad

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My degree is an extremely good one, and I would recommend it to anyone interested in languages, especially if interested in trying to study a harder, less common language. The teaching at Oxford is excellent, and I, only in my second year, am already on my year abroad. This is compulsory because of the emphasis my university places on fluency. The only thing I would warn about for anyone considering languages at university is checking the language vs. literature content, as this can really alter your enjoyment of the degree.

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The workload is heavy, but manageable if you prioritise correctly - I felt I had enough support and wiggle room from tutors when I was unable to meet deadlines due to personal problems or poor time management. The course in general encourages a lot of independent learning, but this helps students to learn to take initiative and manage time effectively, as well as allowing them to spend more time on areas which particularly interest them.The course content is incredibly diverse, and allows for a lot of a freedom to choose areas that interest you, although is largely limited to literature. If you don't want to study literature, then this course is not for you. The first year Prelims course provides a useful introduction to the topics, although in both French and German there is a distinct lack of diversity, both in terms of gender and race.The quality of teaching has been excellent so far - all the staff I have encountered have been engaging and passionate about their fields, as well as often being experts in them.

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If you are someone who learns best from conversation and personal study, this course is ideal. It gives you a strong big picture view of literature throughout the history of Britain and teaches you how to approach texts with a view to their historical and cultural context. However, the course deals almost exclusively with British texts written in English and after your first year and in all your final assessments you have little opportunity to study texts written after 1830 (so if you're big on modern American fiction, you might want to look elsewhere!)

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I love this course. It's four years long, very language heavy but rewarding. The only exams which count towards the overall mark are final. There are other exams midway through the second year. You don't need to have prior experience of Latin and Greek. You will have to write 1-2 essays per week during the 8 week term, so it is a very heavy workload.

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I get the sense that the course is poorly structured and rather outdated. Essays are never marked in a constructive way and our degree ranks are skewed far too much toward a few days of exams in rapid succession, which makes them inordinately stressful and likely not very representative of your true potential. The inability to specialise in a meaningful way until your final year is also frustrating. That being said, third year is significantly better than the prior ones, and dissertation work is interesting and satisfying.

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