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The University of Oxford 4.2 / 336 reviews
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HUSC0016
Anonymous

Quantitative Methods is one of the most interesting first/second year modules and one with genuine practical applications (both in biology and beyond), but as it hasn't existed in its current form for very long, it's somewhat poorly organised. Clearly the course convenors are still trying to strike the right balance of traditional statistics and modern programming - still, I enjoyed it and the real world significance of the skill set I acquired (especially in the context of infectious disease modelling and control!) The labs were also helpful and fairly interesting.

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ECON0012
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The Public Economics module includes the following topics: Healthcare, Education, Welfare economics, behavioural economics, Pensions, Taxation (Commodity and Income), Cost Benefit Analysis and Political Economy. The final exam consists of a paper of 10 essay questions, of which students have to answer 4. There are 2 lectures a week (1 hour each) and a tutorial a week, given by a postgraduate student. Tutorials are given in groups of 4 students. The course material was varied and highly interesting, many of the topics we went into quite a large amount of depth, despite only spending a week on each topic. The IFS also give a weekly lecture on relevant topics to accompany the university lectures.

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MUSC0048
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Highly interesting content -- 3 out of 4 possible topics required for exam, which for me was C18th Opera, C19th Symphony, and a History of Electronic music. Unfortunately the content taught in each topic well exceeded what was possible to write in the 3-hour exam, which consisted of 3 x 1-hour answers. Would have worked better as being split into individual exam topics, rather than 3 in 1.

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The module is taught with 8 tutorials covering in broad chronological order the development of modern humans from earliest hominids. The modules are engaging and encourage thorough interest in current affairs within the discipline, and are complemented by practical classes with hands-on experiences of Palaeolithic tools and their possible uses. This allows students to take part in experimental archaeology which engages with the nature of the discipline and made me genuinely interested in the progression of the debate over time.

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LAWS0118
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I really enjoyed this module for three reasons: the teaching, the basis of the actual law, and the comprehensiveness of the course.

The course was taught through a mixture of seminars and tutorials which very handy because in seminars we actually got to see the various opinions on the same issues in play which was better than reading them in an article.

The basis of the actual law was a mixture of Roman and land law which helped because it meant we were already familiar with a lot of the materials.

The course was very self-contained and comprehensive which made it far easier to revise for.

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CMED0001
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Will invariably end up only learning 4 or 5 of the topics, but in a lot of depth! Very useful to have a grounding in the theory of the immune system, particularly for those with an interest in infectious diseases.

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CHEM0005
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Oxford has a very strong teaching and research team in the organic chemistry department, and this is clear with the effort that most of the staff go to in order to ensure the undergraduate organic chemistry course is very well taught and informative.

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STAT0005
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A quick-paced course built on the basic principles of Markov Chains in Part A (2nd year) and introduced more general Continuous-Time Markov Chains and Renewal Theory which are very advanced concepts in the application of probability onto real-life situations. The course is relatively quick-paced and involves proofs with various levels of technicality. In general useful but exams (in previous years) had varied difficulty and is hard to predict.

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Anonymous

I would recommend this module because it covers a period of Greek history that is often overlooked in studies and handbooks.

It is also the best module to learn about the Classical 'polis' and Greek society, political and cultural, other than Athens.

Furthermore, this module includes detailed study of the emergence and hegemony of Philip II of Macedon, a character who is similarly often overlooked but who is necessary for understanding the success of his much more widely studied son, Alexander.

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CLAS0086
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Hated by most students, this compulsory module is challenging and difficult to understand. Most found this module thoroughly confusing and it was not clear how essays should be structured. Perhaps the tutor I was assigned was the problem, but I think it is more likely to be the module content. Although interesting, the structure and teaching could be improved.

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