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    Hi! I am really confused by the module system! I am studying philosophy starting this september at St Andrews, and I just don't understand what module choices I should take. The information all seems to be conflicting. On the St Andrews website under philosophy there is a section which says first year modules. There are only 4 possible choices for philosophy, adding up to only 80 credits, but I need to get 120 each year right? Am I allowed to pick completely different modules? I am really confused, especially when in the course catalogue there are about 12 philosophy modules available, and then on Isaint when I come to putting the choices in there are about 200+ module choices! I am really confused, can somebody explain this to me! I am lost! Also with regards to reading lists, do I need to purchase any books before I arrive as the reading list doesn't really make it clear. Will I just get the books in the first week?
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    (Original post by alexcarroll1994)
    Hi! I am really confused by the module system! I am studying philosophy starting this september at St Andrews, and I just don't understand what module choices I should take. The information all seems to be conflicting. On the St Andrews website under philosophy there is a section which says first year modules. There are only 4 possible choices for philosophy, adding up to only 80 credits, but I need to get 120 each year right? Am I allowed to pick completely different modules? I am really confused, especially when in the course catalogue there are about 12 philosophy modules available, and then on Isaint when I come to putting the choices in there are about 200+ module choices! I am really confused, can somebody explain this to me! I am lost! Also with regards to reading lists, do I need to purchase any books before I arrive as the reading list doesn't really make it clear. Will I just get the books in the first week?

    This document explains the module requirements for studying philosophy (either on its own, or with another subject).

    Don't be concerned that there doesn't appear to be enough credits for philosophy from the courses listed. At St Andrews you take three subjects in your first two years, which equates to 40 credits per subject per year, or, put another way, one module per subject per semester (so you don't do anymore of the subject you applied for than you do of the others at this point). For first year philosophy, these 40 credits must include PY1006 (Reasoning and Knowledge) in the second semester, and either PY1005 (Mind and Reality) or PY1105 (Ethical Controversies) in the first semester.

    So you can put these modules into iSaint, and then chose 2 first year modules each (one for each semester) from 2 other subjects to complete your 120 credits.

    Your adviser will help you out during Freshers' to make sure you're taking the modules you need for for each subject.

    If you type in the module codes here, then you should be given a reading list with comments as to which books are important / recommended for purchase. Generally you're not expected to have done any reading before the first lectures, and often the first lecture itself will include information about which books you might need. There is a Blackwells bookshop in the student union which stocks the books required for each course.
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    (Original post by onefortheroad)
    hey, I saw this somewhere on st andrews' site -

    "Some immunisations MUST be proven up to date at least two weeks’ prior to coming to St. Andrews
    These are:

    • Measles, Mumps & Rubella
    • Meningitis C"

    is this true? because I don't have either
    these are in the normal kids imms in the UK, Men C would have been given to a current 18 year old during the catch up - probably aged about 4 ?? Younger kids get it much younger now.
    MMR is aged 13 months, and there is usually an active catch up on those too.
    TBH none of them are compulsory in the UK, only advisable - for Uni they will want you to definitely have them if you are doing medicine

    there have been some nasty outbreaks of mumps in Unis and students are at risk of MenC.
    Pretty easy to arrange them now - don't worry about the 2 weeks!!

    the bit from the website is

    Prior to arrival, if you live in the UK, it is very important that you make an appointment at your local GP Practice and have the Meningococcal C (Men C) booster before taking up your university place. You also need to check with your GP that you have had two MMR vaccinations and get an update if necessary.

    Before entering the UK, students from overseas should ensure that they have received two doses of MMR (Measles, Mumps and Rubella) vaccine and one dose of Men C vaccine. You will need to provide a list of all your immunisations when you register with a doctor in the UK.
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    I was wondering how the post service works to the halls at the uni? I'm going to be in St Regulus hall, and I can't seem to find any info as to how I would send/recieve mail from there. It's a bit of a concern as I'm going up on the train so need to send some bulky stuff (duvet, laptop etc) up by post... how do I address it? And will there be somebody to sign for it?
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    Thanks for the help! So basically I only take 40 credits in philosophy and then 40 for 2 more subjects to make it up to 120?! Can I take any subjects whatsoever or only a certain few? Or can I take more modules then just 40 credits in philosophy? Also where is the course details for all the possible modules I could take? I'm still a little confused!
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    (Original post by ispyjonnytriff)
    This document explains the module requirements for studying philosophy (either on its own, or with another subject).

    Don't be concerned that there doesn't appear to be enough credits for philosophy from the courses listed. At St Andrews you take three subjects in your first two years, which equates to 40 credits per subject per year, or, put another way, one module per subject per semester (so you don't do anymore of the subject you applied for than you do of the others at this point). For first year philosophy, these 40 credits must include PY1006 (Reasoning and Knowledge) in the second semester, and either PY1005 (Mind and Reality) or PY1105 (Ethical Controversies) in the first semester.

    So you can put these modules into iSaint, and then chose 2 first year modules each (one for each semester) from 2 other subjects to complete your 120 credits.

    Your adviser will help you out during Freshers' to make sure you're taking the modules you need for for each subject.

    If you type in the module codes here, then you should be given a reading list with comments as to which books are important / recommended for purchase. Generally you're not expected to have done any reading before the first lectures, and often the first lecture itself will include information about which books you might need. There is a Blackwells bookshop in the student union which stocks the books required for each course.

    (Original post by ispyjonnytriff)
    This document explains the module requirements for studying philosophy (either on its own, or with another subject).

    Don't be concerned that there doesn't appear to be enough credits for philosophy from the courses listed. At St Andrews you take three subjects in your first two years, which equates to 40 credits per subject per year, or, put another way, one module per subject per semester (so you don't do anymore of the subject you applied for than you do of the others at this point). For first year philosophy, these 40 credits must include PY1006 (Reasoning and Knowledge) in the second semester, and either PY1005 (Mind and Reality) or PY1105 (Ethical Controversies) in the first semester.

    So you can put these modules into iSaint, and then chose 2 first year modules each (one for each semester) from 2 other subjects to complete your 120 credits.

    Your adviser will help you out during Freshers' to make sure you're taking the modules you need for for each subject.

    If you type in the module codes here, then you should be given a reading list with comments as to which books are important / recommended for purchase. Generally you're not expected to have done any reading before the first lectures, and often the first lecture itself will include information about which books you might need. There is a Blackwells bookshop in the student union which stocks the books required for each course.
    Thanks for the help! So basically I only take 40 credits in philosophy and then 40 for 2 more subjects to make it up to 120?! Can I take any subjects whatsoever or only a certain few? Or can I take more modules then just 40 credits in philosophy? Also where is the course details for all the possible modules I could take? I'm still a little confused!
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    (Original post by Ptolemia)
    I was wondering how the post service works to the halls at the uni? I'm going to be in St Regulus hall, and I can't seem to find any info as to how I would send/recieve mail from there. It's a bit of a concern as I'm going up on the train so need to send some bulky stuff (duvet, laptop etc) up by post... how do I address it? And will there be somebody to sign for it?

    Sending post is same as anywhere, i.e. post box/post office. The post office is located inside the WHSmith on South Street.

    Receiving post is slightly different for each hall, but I assume Regs is similar to Sallies (where I was 1st year). In Sallies the porters take in the post, they sign for anything that needs to be signed for: letters go in your pigeonhole, parcels are kept in the porters office and they leave a slip in your pigeonhole to let you know to pick it up. I had a duvet and all sorts of bulky stuff delivered, for which the porters ribbed me a bit

    Address is your name and room number, then the official address of the hall, which should be on the website under Residences (I know Regs is on Queens Gardens, but I don't know the postcode).
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    (Original post by Ptolemia)
    I was wondering how the post service works to the halls at the uni? I'm going to be in St Regulus hall, and I can't seem to find any info as to how I would send/recieve mail from there. It's a bit of a concern as I'm going up on the train so need to send some bulky stuff (duvet, laptop etc) up by post... how do I address it? And will there be somebody to sign for it?
    I was in regs

    Just address it to

    Your name
    St Regulus Hall
    Queens Gardens
    St. Andrews
    KY16 9TQ
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    (Original post by theresheglows)
    Sending post is same as anywhere, i.e. post box/post office. The post office is located inside the WHSmith on South Street.

    Receiving post is slightly different for each hall, but I assume Regs is similar to Sallies (where I was 1st year). In Sallies the porters take in the post, they sign for anything that needs to be signed for: letters go in your pigeonhole, parcels are kept in the porters office and they leave a slip in your pigeonhole to let you know to pick it up. I had a duvet and all sorts of bulky stuff delivered, for which the porters ribbed me a bit

    Address is your name and room number, then the official address of the hall, which should be on the website under Residences (I know Regs is on Queens Gardens, but I don't know the postcode).
    (Original post by Calllu-m)
    I was in regs

    Just address it to

    Your name
    St Regulus Hall
    Queens Gardens
    St. Andrews
    KY16 9TQ

    aaah, ok!! thank you both so much ^_^
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    Quick question: do you know if the single room beds are actually single or double size so I can get my bedding before I come up
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    In blackadder
    They're double beds in ABH
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    They're double beds in ABH
    Yes!! Thanks
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    Is it really cold and horrible weather in winter aha? Also, is the night life really terrible? Any clubs in St.Andrews?
    For accommodation, are there any old, but self catering halls?
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    (Original post by Underc0verEmily)
    Is it really cold and horrible weather in winter aha? Also, is the night life really terrible? Any clubs in St.Andrews?
    For accommodation, are there any old, but self catering halls?
    Weather: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/St_Andr...er_and_climate
    It won't tend to get much colder than 0, but there can be a bitingly cold wind. We're on the east coast, so we don't tend to get that much rain. Yes, it can piss it down occasionally but it rains a lot less than on the west coast.

    Night life: you have to explain what you think of as "good". Night life exists and some people really enjoy it, others don't.

    Clubs: There are places that you can go drinking and dancing (The Lizard, the Vic, the Union), but if you're used to big city clubs then you'll find them quite small.

    Accomodation: Basically no. Self catering is DRA,FPA(both post 2000 builds), ABH (built in the 90s) and Albany (1970s).
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    Hi, opened a thread about this but not sure it was really the right place, so asking here...

    If anyone is studying for the neuroscience Bsc degree, would like to get an insider's view on the course, so if anyone could share their insight on the course, what there is to like and dislike, how you are finding teachers/tutors, etc.

    Also was told that you can get to Neuroscience via the Psychology with Biology course as the first two years are very similar in terms of compulsory courses and options. Is that really the case?

    Thank you!
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    Hello everyone,
    I'm an American who is planning to study at St. Andrews. I have been given an unconditional offer for the department of Ancient History and Social Anthropology. I am wondering if there are certain things that current students (most likely other international students) think I should buy before I fly out in September, excluding clothing? Thanks for your help.


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    (Original post by cora06140)
    Hi, opened a thread about this but not sure it was really the right place, so asking here...

    If anyone is studying for the neuroscience Bsc degree, would like to get an insider's view on the course, so if anyone could share their insight on the course, what there is to like and dislike, how you are finding teachers/tutors, etc.

    Also was told that you can get to Neuroscience via the Psychology with Biology course as the first two years are very similar in terms of compulsory courses and options. Is that really the case?

    Thank you!
    I'm not neurosci myself, but my friend is, so......
    For the first 2 years neurosci at St A IS bio plus psych modules. It means that in 1st year (when you do 3 subjects a semester) you take a bio module, a psych module and another optional module in each semester, during this time you have the option to take neuroscience in 2nd year or to make biology or psych or your 3rd subject your major in 2nd year - it's very flexible.
    In 2nd year (when you do 2 subjects a semester) if you decide to do neuroscience you still do biology and psychology modules - so basically they are both compulsory (whereas a biology student would only have compulsory biology modules and could also take another subject - this could be psych in which case they would be taking the same modules as you, but it would not lead to a neuroscience degree). The difference is that as a neurosci student you would have tutorials with a neuroscience tutor (instead of a bio tutor for example).
    You then become more specialised in year 3.
    St Andrews has a complicated module system!

    Basically, yes, if you start out on a psych or on a bio degree in 1st year, as long as you take both psych and bio in both semesters in first year you can ask your tutor about going onto the neuroscience programme in 2nd year (let them know as early as possible), it will make no difference from those that originally applied for neurosci.
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    (Original post by Mas8194)
    Hello everyone,
    I'm an American who is planning to study at St. Andrews. I have been given an unconditional offer for the department of Ancient History and Social Anthropology. I am wondering if there are certain things that current students (most likely other international students) think I should buy before I fly out in September, excluding clothing? Thanks for your help.


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    Don't bring too much, it will be too difficult to travel with. Most Americans order things online to be delivered here. I wouldn't recommend the halls bedding package (it's not very nice!), so ordering a duvet, pillows, covers and undersheet in advance to be delivered to your hall is probably a good idea - there isnt really anywhere in St Andrews for buying stuff like that since Argos closed last year.

    Bring some basics, then buy more when you get here. Tesco have a small range of homewares, so you can e.g. bring one towel with you to use until you can get to the shops.

    If you are in a catered hall you won't need much kitchenware unless you plan on cooking a lot, either way you can get all of that in shops here so don't bother to bring any.

    Same goes for toiletries, stationary, etc., you can buy them all here & Rymans (stationary etc) as well as a number of other shops here do a student discount. The main issue is bedding, although I think Tesco now sells pillows, and they may have more things like that at the start of term as they are trying to fill the gap that Argos left.

    Try to travel as light as possible to avoid an excess weight charge by your airline.
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    (Original post by theresheglows)
    Don't bring too much, it will be too difficult to travel with. Most Americans order things online to be delivered here. I wouldn't recommend the halls bedding package (it's not very nice!), so ordering a duvet, pillows, covers and undersheet in advance to be delivered to your hall is probably a good idea - there isnt really anywhere in St Andrews for buying stuff like that since Argos closed last year.

    Bring some basics, then buy more when you get here. Tesco have a small range of homewares, so you can e.g. bring one towel with you to use until you can get to the shops.

    If you are in a catered hall you won't need much kitchenware unless you plan on cooking a lot, either way you can get all of that in shops here so don't bother to bring any.

    Same goes for toiletries, stationary, etc., you can buy them all here & Rymans (stationary etc) as well as a number of other shops here do a student discount. The main issue is bedding, although I think Tesco now sells pillows, and they may have more things like that at the start of term as they are trying to fill the gap that Argos left.

    Try to travel as light as possible to avoid an excess weight charge by your airline.
    Thanks for the help.
 
 
 
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