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The University of York 4.1 / 387 reviews
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PSY00027H
Anonymous

The psychology of will combines psychological and philosophical concepts that makes you question what you all ready know. It requires concentration from the minute you walk in the room but at the end of the seminar you are more than happy you survived through it. Even though it may be more philosophical that you first thought, neuroscience has an important role. I am enjoying the module and cannot wait to see where it ends up!

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CHE00006I
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This is an optional module that i choose for my degree since i am interested on finding alternative energy source for the future. Overall although it is a relatively short module, a lot had been taught and does help me understand the flaws in current technology on how renewable energy resources had been used, why they are usen in this way and that sonetimes politics are important to try and sell out one's ideas. The exams are not as hard as the optional modules but does require one to think out of the box. I do not regret taking this optional module but if any other student want to know, there are a lot of other optional modules that they can choose cush as chemistry in proteins and dna, chemistry in material science etc.

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The course content is wide and extremely interesting, especially with the enthusiastic, educated lecturers and seminar tutors. However, there is large discontinuity between modules across the 3 years - that is, I have done many modules that have only lasted a term and wasn't able to further develop the skills I learned in them. That being said, the modules that do link together and well structured in that respect.

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A degree in English not just equips you with the knowledge of English and global literature but also how it influenced and was influenced by several factors around it. You are challenged to think outside of the box and bring out an argument from a text which you would not have seen before. Close reading helps you learn how to read between the lines, thus enabling you to be able to better understand things.

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While the facilities are excellent at York - two professional TV studios, Sony F3s, RED cameras, editing and sound suites - the actual course content is lacking. You learn very little practically in first year, and only gain a fairly basic knowledge of cinema and television history - this could have been done in much more depth in order to challenge students. Second year improves somewhat with the 'Filmmaking' module where every student on the course makes a short film, but the theoretical side is still very basic. in 'Discipline of Genre' we gain a very brief overview of different film and TV genres in the kind of detail that would be expected of AS Film Studies. Lecturers should not be afraid to push their students (the entry grades are AAB!) and should encourage more practical work for us to make short films and improve our portfolios for when we leave.That being said, the practical TV side of the course is excellent - we learn the key roles in a live TV studio in a realistic manner that will be great for preparing anyone who wants to pursue a career in TV. This side of the course could NOT be learnt through Google/YouTube as quite a lot of the rest of the course can.That being said, if you personally choose to make as much effort and involve yourself in the degree experience you can still get a lot out of it - there is nothing stopping you from using the equipment in your spare time for personal projects, or from doing the wider reading and learning about the theoretical side. It's just a shame that this isn't facilitated more on the course.

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Degree gives a good base year in the first year, with plenty of opportunity to find out what aspects of business you like the most. Also interchangeable with other degrees in the same school. No choices on modules in the second year though which was disappointing.

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The biology course at the university of York is fantastic. The department offers a large variety of modules throughout you degree, which means you can make your degree suit you, without having to choose modules that don't match your interests.

The biology department is the biggest department in the whole university. The new facilities that were completed with year have made it so much easier to study on campus between lectures. I believe that spaces such as the creative thinking lounge should be much more common in universities.

The tutorial scheme gives every student the opportunity to talk to a lecture in small groups. I feel that this is where I can get the most out of my degree. These sessions are not assessed, which makes them feel more relaxed. Being able to talk to a lecturer in a small group encourages many students to ask questions that they would never have the courage to ask after lectures. It is fascinating to learn about the research being undertaken at the university.

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For someone with a particular career path in mind e.g. Educational psychologist, teacher, teaching assistant, I might recommend the course. However, if you just want a degree that will give you enough relevant skills to get a descent job, there are other more fitting subjects. This course has low contact hours, heavily weighted assessments and heavily weighted exams. If you prefer your work more spread out, I'd suggest a different course but for me, I have a lot of time to do many other activities e.g. Jobs, societies, fundraising etc which I really enjoy. The course itself is not particularly challenging if you do the reading and actually put effort into it, if not then as with any degree, it's easy to get lost. First year takes a broad look at education I.e. How it has developed, who it is applicable to, whereas second year focusses mainly on the psychological side of it.

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As for my consideration, my degree schedule is not, uh, perfectly good, but okay anyway. Our timetable starts too early sometimes and modules are not enough as my thought. There are too much time being free within one week, though we need to read additional reading, still lack of lectures and tutorial. No enough practice and cooperation, we cannot get connected with tutors and team mates. But obviously, the structure of all modules is good, and tutors are good as well. Some of tutors' teaching are with full passion and active, some are not, it may due to their age or some stuffs but their lectures are honestly make us feel tired and bored. In addition, some tutors' accent is really, um, incredible. It may due to I'm an international student, I cannot understand their accents at all, I need to pay more attention myself after lectures, it's annoying.All in all, they are great, not that perfect though.

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The course is a lot of hard work but it is interesting and you genuinely feel you are learning things of significance to the world. Also there is a good balance between departments so the course doesn't feel one sided.

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