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Lancaster University 4.2 / 325 reviews
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1st Year

For the most part I have greatly enjoyed my first year of experience studying English Lit. The course is quite fast paced as they want you to try a bit of everything so that you're better equipped to choose your own modules in the following years. We studied a bit of everything from films, plays, poetry and novels from a variety of eras. There was 3 coursework essays (one at the end of each term) and a short group presentation, and one end of year exam on everything we had studied throughout the year. The difficulty and complexity of these assignments tended to increase as the year went on, but the tutors would always be very helpful if you had any problems and a lot of information could be found on the Moodle sight.

A few cons I have found throughout the year were that there wasn't a lot of help given for the end of year exam, which consists of 50% of your grade. It was also a bit annoying when lecturers didn't put their powerpoint slides on Moodle or their slides weren't very informative, so it was difficult to catch up if you had missed a lecture. Seminars wise, the atmosphere could be a little awkward and tense if nobody had any points to give, and it personally made me feel a bit uncomfortable if I didn't fully understand the text as I felt pressured to contribute. Alongside the seminars we also had to meet in groups outside of class to discuss the text, which we would then put forward in our seminar discussion. This could be helpful but a lot of the time it was difficult to delegate points within the group, and there wasn't an even amount of workload from everyone in the group. 

Overall, I enjoyed my experience, but there were some little details that the university could work harder to improve.

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the teaching can be unpredictable and a lot of the content is self taught. however the subject matter is largley interesting , not all modules can be chosen and some are better than others, but it is a very good overview of relevant concepts and highley applicaple to the modern day environment. i think i could get a job on the basis of what i have learned

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Biomedical Science at Lancaster University is very intriging. Most of your hours are spent in lectures and in laboratory for practicals. There are also workshops that aim to provide more knowledge with practical methods to enhance your understanding of concepts. The method of assessment comprises of a mixture of short answer tests, true or false tests, essays, and mostly coursework. Every student has a personal tutor (which could be one of your lectures) to help you during your whole undergraduate career. They are very useful as they provide a wide range of support not only academically but also we any difficulty you may be facing during your years. Here at Lancaster we have annual tournaments called Roses, where we as a university compete with York University on all the possible sports that you can immagine. So Lancaster University takes sports very seriously. This a University is one of a kind.

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The content of the course is very well thought out, and makes it accessible for students of all abilities. There are mathematics modules which are used to cement understanding so that you can apply this to other course content in the future.The course is taught well, and the number of contact hours is good. The course is mainly exam based, although there are smaller coursework tests and a few essays. I've enjoyed every moment.

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Overall, the course structure is decent, and the workload is manageable. Group assignments are fun and reasonably well-marked. Assignments are reasonably challenging. However, some lecturers do not provide as much information you would need on the lecture slides (missing references, wrong spelling for the name of the author, wrong year of publishing etc.), leading to students not being able to find the right reading/reference.

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The German department at Lancaster are fantastic, excellent teaching, challenging material and an amazing year abroad program. The psychology department also offer all of these qualities, but sadly fall down on punctuation. Overall, I would highly recommend not just the course, but the university itself. The opportunity to take culture modules outside of just the German language itself is also incredible.

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SWK.371
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The dissertation module is highly encouraging. Students are free to research an area of their choice providing it reaches minimum guidelines. Tutors are always available for support and guide you along the way. University resources and contacts are of good quality and help you write a first class dissertation.

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LAW.230
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Employment law is something that will affect us all at some point in our lives, and the employment law course at Lancaster is designed with that in mind. We are taught and examined on a very practical basis, which is very useful as law can often be theoretical and abstract.

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AC.F214M
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A superb module taught by the excellent Professor Peter Corvi. Extremely clear presentation of material, and engaging treatment of fundamental financial topics. Throughly recommended for anyone, not necessarily from Economics/Business School background for a deeper understanding of finance.

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BIOL211
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This was a module chosen in my second year and I definitely have mixed feelings about it. There was an incredibly huge amount of information packed into each 50 minute lecture which proved very difficult trying to memorise for the exam. A lot of the content was quite interesting but the quantity of it dampened my interest of the module as a whole. The coursework aspect on the other hand was a lot more enjoyable as it involved going more in depth with certain aspects of the module I found interesting.

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