This course consists of mainly lectures and laboratories. The assessments include continuous and final examinations. The content does vary every semester. Organic chemistry is my least favourite subject and I have struggled throughout my course with that in particular and found it difficult to get help. My enjoyment of this course may be greater if there were a greater chemistry society but as the class is small I do know the majority of chemistry students.
I really like the flexibility of this course in Scotland, especially in the early years, as it gives you a chance to try out different subject areas to find out what you're good at and enjoy before specialising in later years. I like the organic focus in the first year, and it's good that a foundation year is offered to ensure everyone is on an equal basis and knows all the necessary basics.
The history course was well taught out and encouraged independent thinking. In particular, it helped me develop the ability to present a persuasive argument from analysing and using evidence.
This degree is excellent because of the range of books, the depth of topic, and choice of courses in honours years. The teaching is informative and engaging. I have thoroughly enjoyed this degree.
I really enjoy my course, its flexible, so I can try modules of different courses that are relevant to me, such as history or archaeology. Its well structured and extra help is readily available if you need it. It teaches you a lot without being relative or boring and there's a good emphasis on transferable skills. The teaching style is good, helpful to students of a range of abilities. Assessment is split between an essay and an exam. I really enjoy it and can highly recommend it.
It is very interesting as you get to discover a lot about the life of those from the local area however if you want to know a more broad understanding I would recommend another college of studies as it doesn't cover the full amount.
Was my favourite module in the first term. Great professor. However, a quality of tutorial depends on a tutor, personally, I have found it helpful, some of my coursemates - not really.
An enjoyable course throughout, however the latter two years, the honours years of the course, were more enjoyable and insightful than the earlier ones. The teaching standard was fairly good, however there is limited class time, with the course being heavily weighted towards personal reading. The courses for the degree largely fell under the structure of one main essay and an exam. The essay would receive good, constructive feedback, however the absence of feedback from the exam, often the majority of your mark, made understanding where you were struggling and where your strengths were somewhat difficult. The variety and depth offered by the courses in the final two years was very rewarding and more often than not I believe it allowed students to pursue those subjects which interested them most. Overall an enjoyable course that for the most part offered a good balance between being challenging and manageable for students.
This module is what sets this course above other geology courses at different universities. It is incredibly intense with little guidance from lecturers. It is the dissertation module but unlike all other degrees what you hand in first time is your final grade which is not helpful. Also renting a holiday home for 7weeks and getting all the equipment and results printed comes out your own pocket which is very expensive.
This was my first accounting course. I expected a lot of math, numbers and spreadsheets. I did not do a single calculation in that course. Instead it showed the underpinnings and importance of accounting in our society. This module got me interested in Accountancy as a subject and even a potential career.