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    If anyone did a physics degree in Sheffield, can you tell me how you found the course?
    I like the city, but i'm still not sure if their physics course is good.
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    I'm in my 3rd year. I think it's a good course, the department is nice and most of the profs are helpful. It's an IOP accredited course which as far as i can tell means you study pretty much the same things as any other accredited course. You can pick modules to specialise in theoretical, astro or medical physics or do a joint honours with something else. You can swap around a bit in first year as long as you're careful to do the modules that are prerequisites to modules you want to do later.
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    I'm currently doing Physics here and the course is brilliant. Among the top 6 best in the country. The academics are very good and the facilities are very good. Though as a result of it being among the best, its pretty hard.
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    When i went to Sheffield i noticed that the lecture rooms were smaller compared to the other places i went to. Is this because they have less physics students?
    Do you see this as a good or a bad thing?
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    There's some small ones and some big ones. Were you in the ones that are along coridoors rather than at the ends of the buildings? Some of them hold a couple of hundred, some of them about 30. I don't know if there's actually less students though... I remember there being less people on sheffield's applicant days but i think thats cause they run loads of them.
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    I can't remember where they were, but i guess they were the smaller ones. I'm wondering weather smaller lecture rooms would mean better teaching...
    I liked Sheffield, but because of the lower grade boundary compared with places like Warwick and Imperial, I keep thinking that the people in the other places are gonna smarter than the ones in Sheffield.
    Do you think this is true?
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    (Original post by Interconnected)
    I can't remember where they were, but i guess they were the smaller ones. I'm wondering weather smaller lecture rooms would mean better teaching...
    I liked Sheffield, but because of the lower grade boundary compared with places like Warwick and Imperial, I keep thinking that the people in the other places are gonna smarter than the ones in Sheffield.
    Do you think this is true?
    I like small lectures because I find it easier to concentrate, people can't sit chat/text/go on the internet and it's easier to ask questions.

    Obviously i'm biased but i don't think that's true at all. Most people seem to have got better than the offer conditions (though some got less) for A levels. But to be honest A level grades don't seem to correlate that well with how people are doing at uni. I got 4 As but i struggle quite a bit :o:
    I picked sheffield over places with higher grade boundaries because I liked it better.
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    lol
    I hate important decisions xD
    Ill see if i make my decision this weekend, thx for the help
 
 
 
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