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    I have heard bad things about the amount of contact hours students at Leeds Uni get with their lecturers. Is this exaggerated?

    Also roughly how many contact hours do neuroscience students get with lecturers?
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    Thanks for your question.

    Contact hours is always an interesting topic! Studying at university is quite different from studying at school or college, in that there's a lot more preparatory reading and self-directed work to do. This will also vary by subject - for example in studying languages, you'll need more time having language lessons than say English Literature, where you'll need to spend a greater proportion of your time reading before seminars.

    For Neuroscience, a typical week in year one includes twelve hours of lectures, a three hour practical lab session, plus additional tutorial/workshop/seminar sessions, and then your private study (seminar preparation) on top. As you progress through years two and three the balance switches so you'll have less lectures but are required to spend more time in the labs.

    You can find out more about the Neuroscience course, the modules included and the hours for each on the course webpages.

    I hope that helps, let me know if you have any other questions.

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