Yeah, its not a lot broader at all. Its certainly a more pressurised coursein the end because they expect all the students to be real high flyers so to speak! fir example youre expected to get 80% in the core accoutning module!
How do you mean put more effort in? To be honest, your degree is what you make it and will be better depending how much effort you put in and i dont think its something you can really understand till you get here and experience it. Its totally different to school. For example, for every contact hour, youre expected to put in 3 hours of self study. In reality, no-one does that, at least ive not come accross anyone in my first year like that. Dont get tied up in how many hours a course has etc because all unis will differ and you shouldnt choose your course based on the hours! Im not saying youll do that, but just dont focus on it. Some unis will give you more contact and expect less individual study, others will go the other way!
In terms of overall effort though, its not easy and its not hard. To do well you need to put in a good amount of work, but its not demanding to the point of a diminished social life! It all depends how well youd want to do!
But, next year the pace steps up apparently. Im actually looking forward to it though!
Anyway, my typical week.....
So, as you can see, its pretty disjointed!
I would normally have a few hours of seminars and stuff that vary around those set hours and it works out at around 13-15 hours per week.
Out of interest, where else are you applying?