Overal the degree content is up to date and relevant, containing novel research made by the lecturers and this enables our knowledge in the subject to be more relevant.Our lecturers are of a good standard, however, like all universities, some are better than others. But the overal teaching standard is good.The time spent in labs is very well planned and we are able to maximise learning in a short period of time, my only complaint would be that I wish we had more time and a higher volume of lab practicals.Most of the labs we work in are of a very high standard and include everything you would need in a lab.
I am starting the course in October and so far it seems wonderful. If I can judge by open days and interview day, the facilities are awesome, the staff always tries to help and the students are very happy there. A great environment to nurture your art skills. We also have a FB chat group for our own year and some third-year people and they praise the course very much. I am looking forward to the start!
Content varies from formulation of products to pharmacology (how drugs interact with the body) which is a broad variation of topics which I enjoy. All modules have 30% coursework and 70% end of year exam which is a good balance.Teaching is good but some lecturers don't return feedback and grades within a decent period of time
The course is relevant to a broad range of different scientifical as well as medical professions. The content is delivered through lectures, small-group tutorials and lab practical sessions. First year is very similar to Biomedical Science content (3 out of 5 modules are the same). In addition, in 2nd and 3rd year there is a number of specifically tailored medical modules, which mainly involve patient communication and clinical skills such as first aid, blood pressure measurments, etc. The structure of the course is well-organised with 4 modules in your first year and 6 modules in your second and thrid year. The assessment consists of coursework (40%) such as lab reports and essays and subsequent 60% of your final grade is assessed during final examinations. These are usually 2-3 hours long and contain a mixture of multiple choice questions as well as short and long answer questions. I didn't enjoy the first year as much, mainly because the content is very basic- similar to AS/A2 biology and chemistry. However, other people with BTEC qualifications found it very useful as knowledge of the basic concepts is crucial for understading the content thaught in your second and thrid year. The second year was much more enjoyable and interactive due to having a number of clinical practicals- perfect for people that want to pursue their careers in healthcare environment.
Business Law is a complex course, however all law students have same modules in their first year and then in 2nd year there are different modules depending on your law degree. What I've learnt so far from being a 1st year law student is that it can be quite a lot to take on as you have to remember information and be able to apply the law correctly. So see it as listening to something and then having to regurgitate it.What I would advise to students is that if you want to go for a law degree, try and get work experience before-hand and if not, once you start your degree start looking for experience or in your 2nd year apply for a placement or vacation schemes. The reason I'm saying this is because nowadays most companies look at the experience(s) you've attained before looking at your grades.Another point I would make considering my law degree is that you have to be able to read and summarise things and also have excellent critical analysing skills.I'm currently doing four modules which are:1. Constitutional and Administrative Law which is basically about how law holds our country together.2. Contract law which is law that governs oral and written agreements associated with exchange of goods and services, money, and properties.3. Criminal Law which is law that deals with offences and crimes4. European and English Legal Contexts which is basically about the EU legal system.My favourite modules currently are contract law because it's more relatable as it's what takes place in our day-to-day lives which makes it easier to understand.I also enjoy criminal law because individuals that commit crimes should be punished and criminal law really sheds more light on crimes and punishments.In terms of this law degree, the assessments is pretty much the same as any other course, apart from the fact that there's no practicals involved. You might have to go for courts visits and so on but that's about it. So I had 3 essays for 3 of my modules but then had a multiple choice test on my contract law module. 1 exam on each module (4 exams). However we were given the opportunity to do another essay on each module if you wanted to up your mark, then you can do 2 essays for 1 module and they pick the higher score as your grade.In terms of the teachings, I had lectures Monday to Thursday and had tutorial for each modules, each day. The good thing about most university nowadays is that they record lectures so you can go back to and have a listen.Overall a law degree is not as difficult as long as your make sure everyday after your lectures you go home and go through what you've learnt so that you can assimilate it better. This way you're less likely to forget what you've been taught rather than waiting till exams and then having to cram the whole information.First year law degree is not that hard trust me but don't get carried away and time really flies by, I enjoyed my first year experience as a law student.Lastly, make your tutors your bestfriend, always go to them if you don't understand as they're always there to help believe me.
I have thoroughly enjoyed my time at DMU, I have found all assessments challenging and interesting. Also, they never get boring as they are all different styles of assessment (E.G. Reports and essays). The teachers are very dedicated in helping all of their pupils. The only thing I would change, is how all assessments seem to be bunched together.
Technology related degrees are definitely one of the most popular choices nowadays. IT degrees are undoubtedly among those worth studying as computers are an inseparable part of our lives. Computer Science at De Montfort University in Leicester is a fair choice whilst looking at the university tradition in teaching this subject. The course itself is not easy, has a strong mathematical background and loads of programming. However, a lot of effort is put into practice, so you can quickly opt into the world of computer languages. There are four modules, with languages such as C, Java, HTML, CSS, Haskell, Bash, PHP, SQL, what is definitely an advantage of this course, as you can try a lot of languages and choose which one is the most suitable for you. Other modules are data structures and business related, what in my opinion is useful as we learn how business and project management work. There are 12 hours of teaching during the week, usually 2 hours of lectures and 1 hour of practical labs or tutorials. Each module has a phase test, which focuses on the theory and practice and 1 exam in May. There are many placement opportunities and students can browse through job offers with potential IT companies, such as HP, GE or Microsoft. The teaching quality is good, tutors are helpful and patient, especially for people with no previous programming experience. I strongly recommend this course for everyone with a passion for computing as it can prepare you very well for your future career.
I really enjoy studying business and management. Before choosing my degree, I knew I wanted to study a business related degree but I wasn't sure what aspect of business in particular. I feel that my degree encompasses all aspects of business and I find it interesting learning about the different areas including Finance, Marketing and Human Resources. In terms of assessment, I like that there is a mixture of formal end of year examination as well as the coursework aspect, and examiners give good feedback regarding how I can improve for next time. The possibility of undertaking a placement year is also an exciting and interesting aspect to my course.
This module has really helped me look into the real world of work. The teaching is fantastic as the tutor gives very recent examples which help with studying.
The subject is not that enjoyable but as I want to study it I m finding it good. The teaching is very good from most of the lecturers. The problem with modules is that I don't understand why we are doing statistics ? It is not getting in my head.