Enjoyed the mix of the two. Maths department very good as have the maths learning centre so always someone to help, also a very good computer room only maths students can access. However in second year I didn't like the fact you could only choose one out of the 6 maths modules therefore I was forced to do modules I really didn't want to do.Sports side was very practical and a wide range of topics, also got to use equipment you ordinarily wouldn't have access to.
Many very useful modules that will help greatly throughout my career. Helpful feedback from assignments, approachable and engaging lecturers, flexibility around subject areas and the invaluable opportunity to get real-world experience on placement. The only downside is having to submit assignments as a paper copy as well as a soft copy (online).
A wide range of modules in the first year covering a number of topics in sport science such as physiology, psychology, sociology and biomechanics with a good mix of practical based practice in labs as well as useful lecture content.
There are a few modules of the course that many people found initially challenging mathematically (however if you did A-level Maths it is fine) but these are compulsory modules.The content though is well rounded and challenging enough to make it interesting, with generally engaging lectures however sometimes pointless tutorials.
My degree consists of a variety of computing and mathematical modules focussed on first developing your understanding of the foundations of both before building upon these foundations to further develop your understanding. For computer science there is no prior knowledge necessary, everything is taught from the ground up so don't worry if you don't feel you understand it before hand. The same can be said for the maths side, whilst it is required for the maths side to have an a-levels maths it is still taught from. The ground up so that everyone has the same level of understanding.
My degree is great for someone who wants a taste of all areas of psychology with a real world focus.Though in second year it is very research heavy, the first semester is thankfully is all theory.My course has lots of coursework in the second year but lots of support, if you make the effort to look for it. I would suggest starting all work as soon as it's given and go to all the additional sessions. Especially sessions people tend not to go to. I found it is also useful to stay behind and ask questions. The sooner you start the work and asking questions, the more the lecturers are willing to help you.
I have thoroughly enjoyed my course so far, the content and breadth of module choices is beyond what I had expected. Assessments are student friendly, i.e. a break-up of coursework, in class tests and final exams. This is something I particularly enjoy as there is less pressure when it comes to the final exams knowing you have already contributed a significant percentage of marks to your overall credit for the module. One thing I would say I struggle with is modules which are in my eyes 'boring', i.e. a lot of content to retain and engage in. However there is always the MLSC where we can go to for support if we need help with any modules or just advice in general from our lecturers and other lecturers who may not specifically teach our module.
The University of Warwick lives up to its name of having one of the best sociology departments in the UK. The course is a challenging but intellectually stimulating one, and covers such a diverse range of content that there is guaranteed to be something that everyone on the course would enjoy. The course does well to cover classic sociological beliefs from key thinkers like Marx and Durkheim, but also very contemporary topics and issues that are very focused in today's society. The teaching is of an excellent standard, and with an open door policy within the department, it is easy to get into contact with tutors. The assessments for sociology have a good variety, including the traditional essays and exams (from which you can choose between for some modules), but students are also marked through group presentations, podcasts, mini quizzes etc. For me, the most enjoyable part of the sociology course was discussing topics that I found the most interesting e.g. teen pregnancy, female lap dancers, animals in society, whether science and technology is going to destroy humanity. The only problem I came across on the course are that the feedback is sometimes not as constructive as you would expect. However, the tutors do their best to encourage you throughout your course which I found to be extremely important, particularly in my final year.
For an engineering degree I did find part of the course very easy, with the design modules expecting a much lower standard than I was expecting. Apart from that the course was very enjoyable and the teaching exemplary, all the staff were always there to help when needed.
The content is good as you get taught a range of stuff but there is no opportunity to select your own modules until 3rd year. Most of the degree is self taught as you have to do so much reading outside the lectures. The majority of the lectures are good and I recommend taking the forensic psychology lecture in third year as one of your options as is so interesting, relatively easy to get a good mark and the lecturer is amazing!