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The University of York 4.1 / 373 reviews
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Overall it is a good degree and I would not choose a different one if I were to pick again. As I am a joint honours student, I find the staff in one discipline sometimes more willing and more able to help you whenever they can. The seminar teaching is always good, however the quality of teaching in lectures is often not as good. Sometimes the important material and message is lost in translation. I prefer having a mix of exams and coursework as I think the course needs to work for everyone. I also prefer having assessments spread out over the year as opposed to one set of exams all in the summer period. Compared to other degree disciplines I know the careers service I have access to is pretty standard, where as some finance based courses, and Law, have guest speakers in on a regular basis, and encourage a path of graduate recruitment more explicitly.

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York's Nursing degree is definitely not for those who can't commit, or struggle with commitment. Entering this degree and this profession is not easy in any way, shape or form but what York does really well is that they give extensive support throughout the degree. The near deal-breaker for me at the beginning was the fact that student nurses only got 7 weeks of break in total each academic year.

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The Law degree at UoY is completely unique in style and structure: using problem-based learning, we learn as though we are actual lawyers conducting research for cases, and the inapplicable/irrelevant aspects of the law, such as History of Law, are either not part of the course or are kept to a minimum. It is a dynamic and interesting course and I believe it provides much better preparation for a legal career than most law degrees.

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2nd Year

Biochemistry at York could well be called Biology with Chemistry. First year only contains compulsory modules and you will find yourself taking 75% of the biology modules and 75% of the chemistry ones, thus don't be surprised by the signifcant workload compared to other scientists! Most modules are assessed by a mixture of coursework and examinations however the exams are always more heavily weighted. And there are so many different elemnets which count towards your degree mark you can easily wing it if you're crap in one area. Regardless of the workload first year at York is fab! The modules are quite widely spread to give you a taster of lots of different topics and its a great base to develop into second year. Each module runs around 15 lectures with a variety of different lecturers, but all are recoreded anyway and can be veiwed over and over online; great for revision but also when hangovers get in the way!

You'll spend one day a week in the chemistry lab and around 2/3 hours a week in the biology ones (as the biology practicals complement the modules whereas chemistry runs a practical module itself). Personally I prefer the biological practicals as they seem to have slightly more relevence to the course and they teach you valuable techniques needed throughout your degree.

Second year is fairly similar to first however there is slightly more module choice, so you can sway towards which discipline you prefer, however of the compulsory modules the majory of these are run by the biology department. Therefore, less chemistry is included in the second year and there is no longer whole days spent in the chemistry labs. Assessments again are weighted more towards examinations however nearly every module will have a coursework element to it. If on the Year in Industry program then your second year will also be spent working on your CV, applying for placements and going for interviews, all of which is extremely good practise and York has a fab careers department to help you throughout the process!

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Graduated

The thing I found was that the course material was rarely relevant and when it was, it was very laborious. This is opposed to A level economics which was relevant, interesting and stimulating. Do not sleepwalk into this degree just because you enjoyed A level econ. This degree requires further research into it's content and maybe would be more interesting if it was a joint honours programme with politics for example. The lecturers are rarely enthused and do not expect much useful feedback.

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Anonymous

The module consists of lectures and seminars that give you a great insight into financial reporting. The module is kept up to date with recent information and topis to debate. The lecturers are really helpful and are very willing to help you between lecture and seminars and are more than happy to arrange a mutually convenient time to see them.

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Anonymous

A lot of material covered within the module that is extremely diverse from drones, virtual warfare to lost warhol files. It is enjoyable content in which a student can adapt to their own interests and further specialise from. Due to the diversity and range of the content, it can at times seem very unguided and overwhelming.

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This was my favourite module in third year. Taught by David Attwell, the module is an overview of South African politics before during and after the Apartheid. The overview is done through the medium of novels. You read one South African novel a week with supplementary reading for background. It may sound like a lot, but for me it was the least troublesome reading to do and I actively enjoyed the process. David Attwell as a professor is knowledgable (one of the key critics of Coetzee), and equally passionate about students understanding and critically engaging with the material. The atmosphere of seminars were easy to talk in, and I looked forward to them every week.

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This module seemed quite useless to me. The content and the teaching methods were not very engaging and i feel as though it did not really help with my first practice placement. The research and academic journals around this module were very dry

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Property law is a well structured module, covering land law in first year, and trust law in second. The lecturers in this module have been incredibly useful, and this is perhaps the most enjoyable module. Assessment takes the form of a piece of coursework before a 48-hour release style exam. For the coursework we are able to make queries using a discussion board anonymously, which is very helpful, and there are always lots of revision lectures prior to the exam.

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