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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.

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
I wish I had chosen a different univesity. If you have decent undergraduate grades I suggest you look into UCL, York, Brunel and Sussex. Despite their touted selection for students with a good undergraduate, Birbeck will take ANYBODY who is willing to pay the fees, there is no selection, it is all just a pretense. read full review
I believe this was one ofy best experiences I have ever had. I got meet some great people (lecturers and Coursemates). Everyone in Leicester treats you very well and will provide all the support you need especially during yhis coronavirus time. I am glad that I came to this university. read full review
I want the last year of my life back. Honestly, save your time and go somewhere better. The teaching is poor, the experience is terrible and the overall communication from the uni is none existent. We were treated like inventory. They're just interested in bums on seats, not what happens after you are through the door. read full review
Please do not do a PGCE at this University.
I was bullied by staff and by grown adults on my course. You should never put a student on placement at a school where a fellow student’s partner works. read full review
Awful and would not recommend. No empathy, unclear benchmarks frequently changed, students bullied and intimidated, high drop out rate with students often leaving lecturers in tears, complaint system biased in favour of university, intimidating if seeking legal advice, complete refusal to engage with mediation even in face of court proceedings. If you raise concerns with vice chancellor: no response. read full review
-No support at all
-After only 6 months I am feeling stupid, uncomfortable, unsecure, and treated unfairly.
-The course programme, even if approved by BPS, is same as first year of BSc degree, with only one difference in marking
-Good if you don't have time to attend university and working full time
-No regulations about double checking marking - if they want give you 0 they will, and you can't request second marking. Not sure if there is anyone outside of the University who check assignments
-If not the price and student loan, I will leave the course after 3months
-Limited resources access
-No advice about careers, courses, job opportunities
-Nothing exciting or passionate about the course. Basic information. read full review
I don't think it's value for money. The PGCert at Oxford University is enjoyable and well run and I would have happily left it there as there are many similar courses to the Oxford Brookes element which are free at IHBC and SPAB. read full review