Is university harder after year 1 or notWatch
Student life, in partnership with UEA
Maybe speak to students in year 2 and 3 of your course to get an idea of how your course progresses, although how difficult a course may be is a subjective measure so will differ even for people doing the same degree.
However, personally (maths student) I found year 1 to be the toughest because it took me time to adapt to the new style of learning and because after A Levels I was not used to being challenged to this extent. Once I dealt with these issues I felt well equipped to tackle the later years in spite of the increasingly complex material, and my grades improved.