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Reviews of Postgraduate Courses

The reviews below were submitted by students currently studying postgraduate courses at UK universities. Reviews contribute towards the Whatuni Student Choice Awards, which celebrate student satisfaction in higher education and offer insight into postgrad life at university.

MA Law

THE UNIVERSITY OF LAW

Sadiah - March 2019

It has been great. I would have preferred ideally to be studying full time, both London campuses are situated in really desirable locations, that are student friendly. I'm enjoying it, despite the stresses of life, I am glad to have chosen the University of Law read full review
Having attended the University some years ago as an undergraduate, the changes which have happened in the interim before I began postgrad study here have been positive-improved facilities, social spaces and the constant reflexivity towards course structure and content as well as student involvement mean that students can be sure that if they are willing to engage proactively with every aspect of their university experience they have the opportunity to make a difference in an environment that appropriates a diverse range of student voices, acts upon student input and collectively isn't afraid to challenge conventions. read full review
An eye opening in terms of the excellent educational facilities available. Also the diverse cultures has taught me how to relate on the international stage and a very condusive environment for education. NTU i believe gives the opportunity to all students to become assets to their future wherever they will find themselves. read full review
There are some very good subject specialists on this course and several good tutors. The two-hour timescale for lectures/workshops for those studying a two-year part-time MA did prove restrictive, though I have benefited from some positive experiences. In addition, student cohort was varied and positive.
The course will get you into a writing habit and during workshops you may find yourself writing up to 5,000 words per week for critique. If you are a ‘pantser’ this works to your advantage. If you are hoping to focus on format, structure, voice or exploring the age-range and market you are writing for, you would need to do so through your own research and self-directed learning.
I studied for the Writing for Children and Young Adults MA. The course felt weighted towards writing for older readers and YA rather than Middle Grade or Younger readers as the characteristics of writing for these audiences are significantly different.

Possibly because this course is a departure from the original MA, I felt it’s not yet found focus and structure. ‘Reading Children’s Books Two’, for example, preceded Reading Children’s Books One. Studying early children’s literature serves as a foundation for understanding the routes of children’s literature, but to study it in the second year, when the focus was on developing a contemporary piece of literature, diverted attention from the dissertation.

The dissertation is self-directed study with three tutorials. The submission date falls in September. If problems arise prior to submission, those developing a sustained piece of writing had no access to supervisor feedback prior to submission of the dissertation. The feedback I received for my dissertation was less than 300 words. It didn’t feel enough to direct any future learning or make decisions about the future of my writing. read full review
My experience so far has been excellent. The most important thing was being around people who are driving their respective fields forward with their research, which is very motivating. The course is well planned and I am very optimistic about my future. read full review
University of Law places great importance on the individual students and the courses are taught by great professionals. The clear explanation of the material helps us become great lawyers and it prepared me very well for the current role of trainee solicitor. read full review

Master of Architecture MArch

UNIVERSITY OF LINCOLN

Parvathi Padmakumar - March 2019

I am doing Post graduation at University of Lincoln . Till now my academic and social life is really good as the staff and people around are quite helpful . The facilities in the campus are quite good which allows you to perform well. Libraries ,seminar halls, studios and all every other working spaces are well maintained.

There are Students groups and workshops which you can be part of. read full review
Nice and I feel I'm progressing which is the most important thing
I appreciate my supervisor he is really helpful and I wish I will still in this level tell I finish my degree read full review
Fantastic! As a part-time student, the pace, and approach really works to encompass a variety of needs. The tutors are all approachable and enthusiastic which makes the learning so much more fun. read full review
I absolutely love university. It's a perfect balance between academic and social. I'd love to come back and do my PhD. I just try to keep in mind my purpose and motivate myself to do good. read full review