My degree has not only allowed my to improve my language skills, it has allowed me to gain great historical and political knowledge of Europe. The first year was really enjoyable. The Russian course was very intense but rewarding with very many contact hours. Spanish recapped A level and expanded on existing knowledge. However, European studies was by far the most enjoyable part of the week. Lectures and seminars about the history of Europe really interested me. The second year (my current year) is much harder. Far less contact hours for Russian, however the lecturers are excellent at preparing us. Spanish continues at the same level it seems. European integration during the first semester was very interesting, however, during second semester it was replaced with Research methods and design which was challenging yet allowed an insight into dissertation projects in the future. Next year, my course is abroad and I can't wait to get started!
It is a well balanced course. The student are able to choose their modules according to their interest. We have about 15h of lectures a week, many students have additional labs.There are good and bad lecturers but tutors are very helpful and a lot of support is given.
Sports Performance is the perfect degree for anyone who wants to study a sports science course and still have the time to train full time along side studying as a student athlete. The course contains all the components of a worthwhile BSc while appreciating that studying students are additionally full time athletes, providing support. The course starts with 2 foundation years, with the final 3rd year acting as a top up from a foundation degree to a full BSc. Over the 3 years the course covers a plethora of modules, ranging from nutrition to human structure and function and coaching modules equipping students with the necessary knowledge to proceed into a wide range of careers post university. The forms off assessment are primarily based upon coursework assignments, which are supplemented by 1 exam per year and a number of presentations. In the 3rd year a large chunk of assessment is made up by a 12,000 word dissertation, with the research project being chosen by the student. Course staff are always helpful and understanding of the students needs and provide large quantities of additional support when needed. This course would be highly recommended to anyone, and being able to live in Bath is the cherry on the cake.
An Economics degree from the University of Bath provides a fantastic foundation upon which to build a career. I was drawn to course due to the 4 year sandwich aspect, which allowed me to work at a word leading asset manager for a year, giving me the experience and knowledge which has allowed me to attain a great graduate role starting in the Autumn.
The best part of an architecture degree in bath is the opportunity to take thin sandwich placements of 6 months in years 2 and 3. The experience of of the placement means you gain almost an express course into the actual role of an architect rather than theory. However despite the placement experience being fantastic, it does show the weaknesses of the course and how it can better prepare you for the real workplace. The knowledge taught on Bath's architecture course is very practical in comparison with courses offered at other universities, making bath graduates sort after for employment. The course encourages creativity but being part of the engineering school, during the design process you consider the more structural, and environmental engineering sides of the design.However, despite offering placements where you come into contact with other professionals of the construction industry, architecture is a course which requires working experience. So to better prepare students for the work place more integration at university level would highly benefit students of the building professions. At bath, we regularly have projects which combine civil engineers as well as architects, the course could be further improved by working with more disciplines on theoretical projects, such as cost consultants, electrical engineers, construction management etc.
The teaching quality is excellent at the university, but you have to actively seek help. As you progress throug the years, the quality of tutors improve.
Facilities offered in the new department building are good, but having only just received 3D printers, where as other university's have had the access to the facilities long before us.
I don't particularly enjoy my course because I find a lot of the modules very theoretical and there's a lot of emphasis on memorising definitions and proofs as opposed to the more enjoyable calculation side of maths
Not as similar to sport and exercise science as you might expect, more academic in approach, but when immersed, offers a really insightful look into the world of sport from a wider, non-performance perspective.
Natural Sciences is a great degree that gives you choice in whatever area of science you want to do. The interdisciplinary nature of the degree looks great on your CV. However, the choice can be limited after your decision in first year because your subsequent choices generally rely on pre-requisites e.g. you can't choose pharmacology modules after not doing any in your first year. This is being addressed, and improvements are being made constantly, but it is something to keep in mind.Overall, the teaching at the university is great, and doing a Natural Sciences degree allows you to experience different teach styles across departments. One of the drawbacks to the degree is you can easily end up with very busy exam seasons in both January and May - most of the time you will have to do at least five exams per season, depending on the modules you choose. This can be minimised in later years, by choosing more coursework-based or seminar modules.
generally, the course is really well run. lecturers are really knowledgeable and the small class sizes mean that you get much more individual help. Placements could be a bit better as I sometimes think there aren't enough statutory opportunities unless you want to work in child protection.