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Ian Broadhead
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Has anybody any experience of course S802 (Science and the Public) part
of F12 MSc in Science or any views on any of the other courses that go
to make up the MSc? Any views gladly received.

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Mel K
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While I haven't done S802 I have done SD805 and I am doing S807 this
year. On the whole the courses are well organised (some problems with
late arrival of course work last year but so far so good this year)
there is no exam as such just a mini project at the end and a poster
presentation and it depends on your background largely as to the amount
of work needed to complete each module.

What else would you like to know?

Mel K

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[q1]> Has anybody any experience of course S802 (Science and the Public)[/q1]
part of
[q1]> F12 MSc in Science or any views on any of the other courses that go to[/q1]
make
[q1]> up the MSc? Any views gladly received.[/q1]
[q1]>[/q1]
[q1]> Ian[/q1]
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Ian Broadhead
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Thanks for the information..I must admit that I am a bit disappointed in
the subjects chosen for the MSc.Having studied mostly hard science
courses for my degree the MSc.subjects sound a bit bland and (with the
risk of upsetting a lot of people) a little ''social science'' in
approach,is this the case?Are there any face-to-face tutorials or is it
all done on-line?Not being a big fan of projects how much work is
involved in the MSc.ones?I will visit the Regional Centre and have a
look at some books before committing myself for 2003,it is a big
financial outlay,about £2 500 over the three years.

Ian. "Mel K" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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[q1]> While I haven't done S802 I have done SD805 and I am doing S807 this[/q1]
[q1]> year. On the whole the courses are well organised (some problems with[/q1]
[q1]> late arrival of course work last year but so far so good this year)[/q1]
[q1]> there is no exam as such just a mini project at the end and a poster[/q1]
[q1]> presentation and it depends on your background largely as to the[/q1]
[q1]> amount of work needed to complete each module.[/q1]
[q1]>[/q1]
[q1]> What else would you like to know?[/q1]
[q1]>[/q1]
[q1]> Mel K[/q1]
[q1]>[/q1]
[q1]> "Ian Broadhead" <[email protected]> wrote in message[/q1]
[q1]> news:[email protected]...[/q1]
[q2]> > Has anybody any experience of course S802 (Science and the Public)[/q2]
[q1]> part of[/q1]
[q2]> > F12 MSc in Science or any views on any of the other courses[/q2]
[q2]> > that go to[/q2]
[q1]> make[/q1]
[q2]> > up the MSc? Any views gladly received.[/q2]
[q2]> >[/q2]
[q2]> > Ian[/q2]
[q2]> >[/q2]
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Wafflycathcs
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[q1]>Has anybody any experience of course S802 (Science and the Public) part[/q1]
[q1]>of F12 MSc in Science or any views on any of the other courses that go[/q1]
[q1]>to make up the MSc? Any views gladly received.[/q1]
[q1]>[/q1]
[q1]>Ian[/q1]

I've recently got the case studies and literature through for the first
three months - there's a lot of work involved, from what I can see.

Cheers, helen s

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Mel K
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Yes there is alot of work involved but it is a Masters when all said and
done and 60 points for each module as well. As I was advised last year,
you have to be selective (the course teams do not expect you to read
every single piece of paper sent to you but to use them to direct your
study). If you have prior knowledge of the subject decide which bit you
really need to cover and which can be left out, the papers on the cd for
example should be used as a library I.e. dip in and out when you like
not read each one religiously .

Sorry just passing on survival tips from last year

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[q2]> >Has anybody any experience of course S802 (Science and the Public)[/q2]
part of
[q2]> >F12 MSc in Science or any views on any of the other courses that go[/q2]
to make
[q2]> >up the MSc? Any views gladly received.[/q2]
[q2]> >[/q2]
[q2]> >Ian[/q2]
[q1]>[/q1]
[q1]> I've recently got the case studies and literature through for the[/q1]
first three
[q1]> months - there's a lot of work involved, from what I can see.[/q1]
[q1]>[/q1]
[q1]> Cheers, helen s[/q1]
[q1]>[/q1]
[q1]> ~~~~~~~~~~[/q1]
[q1]> Remove items of clothing before sending a reply[/q1]
[q1]>[/q1]
[q1]> Any speliong mistakes aR the result of my cats sitting on the[/q1]
keyboaRRRDdd
[q1]> ~~~~~~~~~~[/q1]
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Mel K
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I am like you Ian I'd rather go for hard science as well hence the
choice of SD805 last year and S807 this year. SD805 whilst it has some
psychology involved is also about the molecular and physiological basis
of ageing and addiction. S807 is basically about the molecular basis
of drugs. You are doing S802? yes |I would consider this more social
along with S804 and will be steering well clear of them. Hopefully in
2003 I will do S809 (Imaging) as I don't fancy a full blown
dissertation (15,000 in S810), in the other modules they are
approximately 6000 words(about 20-25 pages).

There are face to face tutorials twice a year but most is done on line
or by phone with individual tutors, I did not find this a problem as the
course team are also around during the week to answer any questions
along with fellow students as well.

Personally I think the outlay is worth it as it would cost an awful lot
more to do through a local uni and can be paid for in instalments.

If you have any more questions feel free to ask away.

Mel K

"Ian Broadhead" <[email protected]> wrote in message
news:[email protected]...
[q1]> Thanks for the information..I must admit that I am a bit disappointed[/q1]
in the
[q1]> subjects chosen for the MSc.Having studied mostly hard science[/q1]
courses for
[q1]> my degree the MSc.subjects sound a bit bland and (with the risk of[/q1]
[q1]> upsetting a lot of people) a little ''social science'' in approach,is[/q1]
this
[q1]> the case?Are there any face-to-face tutorials or is it all done[/q1]
on-line?Not
[q1]> being a big fan of projects how much work is involved in the[/q1]
MSc.ones?I will
[q1]> visit the Regional Centre and have a look at some books before[/q1]
committing
[q1]> myself for 2003,it is a big financial outlay,about £2 500 over the[/q1]
three
[q1]> years.[/q1]
[q1]>[/q1]
[q1]> Ian.[/q1]
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