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Postgraduate Reviews of Courses at University of Bristol

Overall, given the circumstances of this year, I feel like my university have done a great job in providing the support they can. All tutors feel personally invest in you as individuals and really want to see you flourish. 10/10 recommend. read full review
It’s been a really mixed year. The first term I felt the lecturers were really quite unsupportive, especially as the first term modules were mandatory and therefore people didn’t have a specific interest in them. I come from a non-IR background and got given a graded presentation to do for the following week on my first day and felt completely lost. The second term has been much better with lecturers being much more supportive. Dissertation has been one whole mess. read full review
I feel, as a result of COVID, some of the contact and engagement has been lacking this year. However, lots of support available, and a good level of content from lectures. read full review
Overall, a pretty abysmal year with a lack of support and a program that isn't a conversion - don't do it without experience and a very strong will to get through it as the uni for sure will not help.

If you're struggling their advice was: "you can drop out or just delay a year" - a complete disregard for circumstances and the lives of students, just care about the cash coming in not the quality of teaching. read full review
It's been a hard year for everyone but for me the teaching and support from lectures has been really good. The only thing I would have liked was the opportunity for in person teaching. I know other modules had in person teaching and I would have been happy to maintain social distancing and wear both a mask and visor. read full review
I would like to add I am not some bitter person who failed and it holding the university accountable. I am on track for a distinction. I am saying it is not worth it. I have not learned a valuable range of skill I have learnt to code and how may ribs a horse has. read full review
I love university life, my subject & would love to commit to studying for a Doctorate too, but there are just too many financial implications & it is far too difficult to get the required reading done for masters seminars with a 4 year old. I should have waited until he was older, as its not achievable alongside caring responsibilities, work (i currently have 2 part-time jobs) or constant job searching as in year 1. I may enter an EdD in my 50s (over 5 years away) when he is older & I have re-qualified as a Teacher as I could get a bursary for a PGCE. The reading load is fine if you're 24/5, Chinese & have no commitments in the UK other than studying while living on / near campus, but not otherwise & we study the units at the same pace 200 hrs in 10 weeks per unit, should be a separate part-time programme with 20 weeks per unit for part-timers with caring responsibilities or a job. read full review

Music PhD


David - February 2020

It is stimulating, multidisciplinary, and life-enhancing. I wish I'd embarked on academic research earlier. In general staff/PGR interaction is splendid which improves the experience. Additionally, opportunities for involvement in general university representation abound, as do opportunities to contribute to public engagement activities. read full review
My university experience at my university will be beneficial for my future career. I could use new knowledge and academic skills gained during my study to develop the education system in my home country. read full review
I feel really satisfied with our university.
It provides rich and complete support to every student, for example, study skills (academic learning); well-being service; many kinds of workshops, which makes us can fully and freely choose what we like. read full review