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    (Original post by Misovlogos)
    The New College of the Humanities, i.e. A.C. Grayling's experimental private undergraduate college, charging £18,000 per annum tuitions, copy & pasting University of London syllabi, and courting big-name academics in non-teaching posts.
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    (Original post by P357)
    I tend to put more emphasis on the course itself than the institution (i.e. medicine at kings>>>classics at oxford).
    Are you kidding? Classics at Oxford is, in many academic circles, considered to be one of the toughest degrees there is. This may be partly due to the fact that Classics students sit around 30 hours of exams, back to back, within the space of a week, making it one of the most intense choices of degree! (I am in no way, however, disregarding the work load of medics at King's; I just find the assumption that arts courses are easier a typical jab at people who don't study STEM subjects - as seems to be common with TSR).
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    (Original post by colourtheory)
    Are you kidding? Classics at Oxford is, in many academic circles, considered to be one of the toughest degrees there is. This may be partly due to the fact that Classics students sit around 30 hours of exams, back to back, within the space of a week, making it one of the most intense choices of degree! (I am in no way, however, disregarding the work load of medics at King's; I just find the assumption that arts courses are easier a typical jab at people who don't study STEM subjects - as seems to be common with TSR).
    Classics is one of the toughest degrees there is? What are you smoking...
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    (Original post by MichelBraga)
    Please shut up.
    Stop quoting me
    You have stalker issues
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    (Original post by colourtheory)
    Are you kidding? Classics at Oxford is, in many academic circles, considered to be one of the toughest degrees there is. This may be partly due to the fact that Classics students sit around 30 hours of exams, back to back, within the space of a week, making it one of the most intense choices of degree! (I am in no way, however, disregarding the work load of medics at King's; I just find the assumption that arts courses are easier a typical jab at people who don't study STEM subjects - as seems to be common with TSR).
    Whilst I appreciate your input, my post was not intended to diss the humanities(I belong to the "artsy" group myself ).
    I would never accuse a classics graduate of being academically inferior and I didn't imply that the degree itself is useless. Having said that, medicine IS far more challenging academically-it's amongst the most difficult to get into and the hours are atrociously long, regardless of the university.
    Oxford is unique in the sense that their academic programs are indiscriminately demanding-i.e. yes classics students do put in tonnes of work at oxford, just as anyone else there(consider lit students who are expected to read 'bout 3/4 books a week.).They set their own standards that way(and oxford med students do even more). But heavier workload =/= more difficult,necessarily. Academically speaking,medicine is tougher than classics.
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    Any uni that is not University of Surrey
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    (Original post by [email protected])
    Any uni that is not University of Surrey
    But that's a rubbish uni...

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    (Original post by Arieisit)
    But that's a rubbish uni...

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    Though Surrey has made it's way up the rankings


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    (Original post by K_o_46)
    Well a course in a uni that accepts people with lower than grade ABB can't be all that
    What's 'all that' supposed to mean? A below average standard of academic achievement is not warrant from blanket snobbery towards its students; that being said, institutions accepting ABB are, often enough, not below average in the sense given.

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    and a course that is at the same time not hard to get onto cant possibly be that valuable of degree to possess if they'll let basically anyone on it.
    Firstly, lower than ABB is not anyone. Secondly, university education, in effecting intellectual development, is typically of some intrinsic worth. Thirdly, many economic or otherwise skills gained at such institutions have economic and social application and thus value. Fourthly, that's not an argument for snobbery.
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    (Original post by Yasmin25)
    Aww the guy shouldn't have flipped out at you. Its ok to ask if its actually a real uni. To not actually know if it is a real uni is fine. Its those who do know its a real uni offering real degrees but refuse to see it as a real uni or refuse to see the degrees as worthwhile as a degree from a brick uni that are annoying and offensive.

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    Open university isn't bad, considering it offers courses for people with literally no entry requirements or low entry requirements. When I told the person I wasn't interested as I wanted a place to actually go and study, he looked at me like I was a piece of dirt


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    Btw why do a lot of people think 'met' universities are bad? Most don't but even a few of my mates don't hold a high opinion of the place.


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    Leeds Met and UCLAN.
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    (Original post by maryamzahid)
    Btw why do a lot of people think 'met' universities are bad? Most don't but even a few of my mates don't hold a high opinion of the place.


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    Because the 'met' universities are the one's offering "mickey mouse" degrees to everybody and anybody.
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    Any uni that ends with met be it london, leeds, liverpool etc is rubbish. Coventry leads the b******t league tables.
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    (Original post by xtinalouise)
    Because the 'met' universities are the one's offering "mickey mouse" degrees to everybody and anybody.
    (Original post by ekpenyongnsa)
    Any uni that ends with met be it london, leeds, liverpool etc is rubbish. Coventry leads the b******t league tables.
    This generalisation is offensive - not all courses are "mikey mouse" degrees at Met unis! A lot offer vital degrees eg education physio therapy and other unique health care courses. Only 17 unis in the UK offer my course and the fact that some of them are Met unis makes no difference whichever I go to I will be qualified to do a valuable job when I finish in 4 years time.Dont be so judgemental please!
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    (Original post by xtinalouise)
    Leeds Met and UCLAN.
    You do know UCLAN offer a medical and dental course? Also, they do postgraduate dental courses for specialists?
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    (Original post by Dilzo999)
    Classics is one of the toughest degrees there is? What are you smoking...
    I take it that you have experienced sitting advanced exams in Latin and Ancient Greek? There is a reason that the degree takes 4 years and not 3.
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    (Original post by Arieisit)
    But that's a rubbish uni...

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    Having studied there for my undergrad at their Econ Department. I can confirm that Surrey is top notch. It's also top 5 in the Guardian rankings this year (top 8 last year), if I'm not mistaken.

    The times, they are a-changin. :cool:
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    (Original post by [email protected])
    Having studied there for my undergrad at their Econ Department. I can confirm that Surrey is top notch. It's also top 5 in the Guardian rankings this year (top 8 last year), if I'm not mistaken.

    The times, they are a-changin. :cool:
    The Guardian league table means nothing.
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    (Original post by the mezzil)
    The Guardian league table means nothing.
    This.


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