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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.

I think Birkbeck is out of place. Birkbeck deserves to climb the top university rankings, it's only a matter of time for it to happen anyway. Birkbeck is investing heavily in the acquisition of local new premises, in renovation and research. In a few years, Birkbeck will probably enter the top 100 of the best universities in the world, it is enough to see his progression every year. read full review
Some great scholars, but too much in fighting and lack of collaborative spirit and organization, such a shame, lots of wasted potential. You'd think that such a small institution could foster collegiality. read full review

MA Textile Design


Student Reviewer - September 2020

University- how i understand is UNIVERSE + CITY which means the learning of whole universe is available in a small city like place called university. people from different cultures, backgrounds, different style of working comes under one roof to put the best of their creativity.

Semester 1 was challenging in terms of exploring, learning and adjusting but it was fun, Semester 2 faculty helping us to understand our research questions, Hence, building confidence. But then pandemic hits. In one night flew back to my country leaving away all the belongings and dreams. just for the safety.

Everything was virtual, had to change my research, not access to equipments or limited research sources, camera shy peer don't speak in feedback sessions, network issues. money sucking accommodation.

Overall from here it was a very bad experience. read full review
I am thoroughly enjoying my return to academia, and Staffordshire University have made this as seamless a transition as possible. I am confident the way the course is organised and delivered has set me up to be successful in my studies, and that was the single biggest factor in my decision over where to pursue doctoral study. read full review
Lots of tears and dead nerve cells.
Was let down by university way too many times.
The only good i can think of is that no one is rude to your face and usually reasy to listen. you might come across good people, you might not (regarding the staff).
I absolutely loved my social life there as i met all my friends from different countries there and made a lot of uni memories. read full review
In my opinion and on the light of the three years that I spent in CCCU, I don't think I would recommend it to any of my friends. This uni policy is to catch as many students as possible and forgets about the current students. A simple example of that is the absence of coach cards at student price as in the neighboring university (uni of Kent). Absence of post graduate offices for phd students of humanities and social sciences. Absence of real career opportunities ( both part and full-time jobs). After easing up the lock down in this covid issue, most universities in the UK have reopened their libraries and campus sites with respect to the social distancing and safety measures unlike CCU which is by this date (Sept 10th, 2020) still closed for what so ever activity. read full review
The lecturers told me what I wanted to hear to get me to enrol. When I realised that this course was the wrong one, it was too late. I could not get all my money back. read full review
This isn't a university I would recommend to anyone who wants to feel like their environment is aware that the 21st century is going on. You will certainly get a prestigious name on your resume and that has its own worth. But you will work harder than necessary to do so, in an environment that takes the position that the University can never be wrong (even with hard proof). read full review
I feel very disappointed by this course and feel the course should not be allowed to operate in its current form. I think there's only 1 person that should consider this course and that is someone who is interested in film and needs an MA qualification for a certain reason such as teaching or gaining a work visa for example. The only reason I did it was because it offered the chance to continue working while all the other courses I looked at were full-time. I think now its finished and in hindsight I should have sacrificed my finances and done the 1 year full time course in a proper Institution with facilities hands on tutoring and more practical classes. Raindance do not offer much for your money apart from guidance. read full review
Nothing would make me recommend this uni to anyone - even people i don't like. It is very subjective as to whether you will do well in class or not and unfortuately i was used to a more professional standard. I also feel it is more inclined to help international students or ethnic minorities and young people. I feel t is not really interested in others i.e white or older people read full review