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The University of St Andrews 4.4 / 104 reviews
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2nd Year

great atmostphere, good lecturers,enjoyable degree, feedbacks on assesments could be improved

lost of extra curicular opportunities

I can only recommend it to anyone!

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Studying Classics is great at St Andrews because of the department being so small. This means you get to meet lots of the lecturers who know you all by name as well as many students who are not just in your own academic year. Lots of coursework which suits me and translation in exams. The Classics Library is possibly my favourite room in the uni looking over the North Sea to snow-capped mountains in the Highlands. Sometimes I find the marking of assessments to be very harsh though especially in comparison to many other subjects and degrees. But all in all I love the course which covers a really good breadth of literature (it helps having four years!) some of which is really obscure but still interesting.

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Philosophy at the University of St Andrews was full of wonders. So many mysteries about our world to consider that I had never even questioned before. Philosophy is a subject that is compatible with pretty much every other subject you can think of. For mathematics students, logic should appeal and for arts students, the philosophy of art/aesthetics should appeal. Philosophy has something for everyone. We looked at theories from early philsophers like Plato and Aristotle up to modern day philosophers like Kripke and Chalmers. We explored a variety of topics including 'what is so bad about death', 'whether the mind and brain are identical', 'how we should act in certain moral situations' and 'whether virtues are virtous in themselves or because the Gods say they are'. Philosophy gives you a great analytical mind and the skill to view a problem from a variety of angles.

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2nd Year

Love it. Student experience, course and town exceed all expectation! The classics course focuses on a covering a broad range of texts in the first place with opportunity to narrow in latter years. Close enough to the highlands to get up some big mountains in the snow.

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For psychology we have four lectures a week plus a lab session each week. During the lab session, we learn skills that are needed in performing a research, such as the right way to write an abstract and how to analyse data. In the first semester, we each had to write a lab report on an experiment conducted during the lab session. In the second semester, we were given a topic, divided into groups and had to come up with proposals. Then each group conducted the experiment as they like. Each of us will have to hand in a lab report, which, same as the proposal, is counted towards the final grade. There are also one lab test and one exam in each semester. For philosophy, we had different choices of modules, for example, we could study morals or/and metaphysics in the first semester, and we could study logic in the second semester. We have three lectures and one tutorial each week.

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MU1004
Anonymous

Wonderful module and the degree of contact time you get with tutors is amazing. I learnt a lot and this module really pushed me to try the best I can.

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I chose this module as a final year 'special subject' in history. It was hands down the best module I have ever taken at university. Taught by a master of the subject, engaging, challenging and fun. You will be pushed academically, but you also gain a lot out of it. Because it's a year long module, you also really get a chance to bond with your classmates.

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The chemistry and geology joint honours degree at The University of St Andrews is great for people who love sciences and want a way to keep their degree reasonably broad. I have an interest in Geology and intend currently to have a career in the industry. The chemistry adds a different level of challenge to the course and it is great to be able to keep up both of my favourite disciplines.

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The course for computer science definitely drops you in at the deep end, despite the prospectus mentioning that no previous experience is required. However they still manage to provide a solid foundation for the rest of the course in this first year, and would definitely reccomend it. The physics course in first year greatly mirrors the SQA advanced higher Physics course, but the added depth makes for a much more inspiring learning experience.

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The course has been designed as spiral courses in which each year the content links to each other and is more depth. As the university does not have a teaching hospital we use the 3 years in St. Andrews to consolidate our theory with the chance to practice clinical skills in workshops and work experience. The first semester of year on was mainly introduction to the different areas of medicine and after that it becomes more specific to each body system. This hard to keep up with at the start as it was all over the place and only the surface information. However this is understood to become easier to study as it becomes specific. The university gives the chance to do dissection as part of the consolidation of anatomy. This part is enjoyable as we learn the information first hand and get to practice holding surgical instruments. The university uses a good examination processes with MCQ and SWQ to test our knowledge. In the end of each year there is a OSCE to test the clinical skill we have learnt this year.

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