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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.

Although blended course is a great way of teaching, during a year I had been studying, it had gone worse and worse in the hands of disorganized and ineffective system/administration of the university. Usually, it felt like I was studying in a 'Mickey Mouse University'.

However, all had begun so well with the induction and first module. But recurrence of the same issues, unwillingness to find solutions despite your constructive behaviour, decreasing quality of enrolled students/campus lectures and inappropriate attitude of some staff led to lots of lost time and ineffective education.

In the end, it seems like they have accepted some of their faults recently about not hearing the voice of their students. I hope they could improve their quality assurance as the university promise a great potential in fact. read full review
Great course prepping me for the industry and being job ready, I was less bothered about the uni environment since this was a postgrad course but good cohort and friendly individuals around campus. read full review

Graphic Design MA


Sarah Smith - July 2020

My university experience has made me feel like I am achieving something and has been largely enjoyable. Unfortunately the experience has been very disrupted due to covid-19, however I don’t feel that this reflects on the university and I am hopeful that I will be able to pick up where I left off in September. read full review
Firstly, my interview time was wrong so I turned up to my interview for placement LATE. Great start and now my details have been hacked in a security breach. The organisation of the university is horrendous. I know a student who did not get the bus pass as promised and had to pay a lot of money for travel after consulting the university for months. Poor. Poor. Poor. Would not reccowmend. read full review
great, I would love to go there again read full review
Not much to do at Lincoln, absolute boring. Society isnt so great nor sports. Good university buildings but lecture/services aint up to par, need good design tutors for ma interior and architecture design. BA IAD are much better than MA IAD read full review
Terrible postgraduate experience. Have run into problems academically and lifestyle-wise from beginning to end. University shows ZERO regard for its students welfare, and its pretty apparent that they are used as cash cows, especially international students. Avoid this university. read full review
I found the university a terrible place to study, the tutors had little idea about what they were teaching and they had limited experience. I had previously completed my undergraduate degree by learning from doctors and professors who conducted active research in the field, however these tutors could not compare to this.
They did not take criticism or advice on how best we learnt and instead continue to deliver sessions in a way that did not benefit the students. They advice and content of the lectures and seminars was appalling, and had no transfer to the education setting, it was embarrassing that the course claimed to offer a specialism in SEND & Inclusion and the tutor who delivered this sessions was a Geography teacher.... I think that sums it up really.
I would never recommend this University, in fact I would strongly advise rethinking and applying elsewhere. Most people who attend this university live locally and as I was not from the area, I do believe I was stigmaised. read full review
Made one of the biggest mistakes of my life attending this school and paying it money. Will be advising everyone else not to attend. The experience has been terrible at every step along the way, from housing and housing administration to academic rigor and strength of the other students.

Housing is a rip off and not worth it, and academics are highly inadequate for a school that touts itself as #1 in the world for my field. DO NOT ATTEND. read full review
I would tell most students to avoid. I cannot speak to the social aspect as I keep to myself, but I’ll tell you that if I was ever placed in a hiring role, I wouldn’t believe that a prospective employee knew anything about the subject of their ARU degree. Overall, I’d say this place is a scam and I haven’t learned a single thing. read full review