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How should I pick my university modules?

I do CS and Maths (with Industrial Exp.).
Should I pick modules based on the easiest, the hardest, whether I've done it before (like in A-Level Further Maths), whether it's the most 'useful' to me fo the future?
Original post by 72727
I do CS and Maths (with Industrial Exp.).
Should I pick modules based on the easiest, the hardest, whether I've done it before (like in A-Level Further Maths), whether it's the most 'useful' to me fo the future?

I would pick the ones that seemed the most interesting to me, regardless of difficulty, plus the ones that you think will prove more useful to your future plans.
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Original post by Scotland Yard
I would pick the ones that seemed the most interesting to me, regardless of difficulty, plus the ones that you think will prove more useful to your future plans.

alright thanks
Original post by 72727
I do CS and Maths (with Industrial Exp.).
Should I pick modules based on the easiest, the hardest, whether I've done it before (like in A-Level Further Maths), whether it's the most 'useful' to me fo the future?

Hey there,

Those criteria that you have mentioned are very subjective, and every person may have different opinion about it. I strongly advice you to avoid making choices based on someone's else opinion.

The way I chose my modules was speaking to teachers and asking for the insights into the modules, and the outline of the knowledge I could get if I studied them. I just chose the one I "felt like doing" the most 😅

Please, let me know if you have any questions,
Ilya 🙂
Cyber Security student, DMU.
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Original post by De Montfort University
Hey there,
Those criteria that you have mentioned are very subjective, and every person may have different opinion about it. I strongly advice you to avoid making choices based on someone's else opinion.
The way I chose my modules was speaking to teachers and asking for the insights into the modules, and the outline of the knowledge I could get if I studied them. I just chose the one I "felt like doing" the most 😅
Please, let me know if you have any questions,
Ilya 🙂
Cyber Security student, DMU.

will do thanks
Original post by 72727
I do CS and Maths (with Industrial Exp.).
Should I pick modules based on the easiest, the hardest, whether I've done it before (like in A-Level Further Maths), whether it's the most 'useful' to me fo the future?

Hi @72727
I'd recommend the picking the modules your most interested in or the ones which more relate to the future career you have in mind. Also it might be worth looking how their assessed in terms of coursework or exams as some people tend to prefer one of these.
Hope this helps!
-Jasmine (Lancaster Student Ambassador)
I know that daughter when choosing her physics predominantly chose the ones she enjoyed the most, but there was the odd module where she needed to fit into the schedule which was not so great as others clashed. It helped with her physics degree though. She did chose in 3rd year quantum dynamics which is a 4th year module, and in year 4 she chose computational physics which is a 3rd year module. Some can be flexible like that so its worth asking supervisor for the later years 🙂
Original post by 72727
I do CS and Maths (with Industrial Exp.).
Should I pick modules based on the easiest, the hardest, whether I've done it before (like in A-Level Further Maths), whether it's the most 'useful' to me fo the future?

Pick the modules you're most interested in and read the module descriptors to consider how you will be assessed. I hate exams so I chose to do as many coursework modules I was allowed to do.

If you recognise any lecturers run the module consider if you've had them before if you liked their style of teaching (although this can depend as some modules are taught by only 1 but some can be run by several).

Its important to realise even if a module looks or seems easy it might not be!
Original post by 72727
I do CS and Maths (with Industrial Exp.).
Should I pick modules based on the easiest, the hardest, whether I've done it before (like in A-Level Further Maths), whether it's the most 'useful' to me fo the future?

Hi there @72727 🤠

As a few other people have mentioned on this thread, picking a module you enjoy is more of an advantage when it comes time to do your assignments and exams! Everyone is different, but finding a module and topic engaging definitely helped me to revisit it and excel in those assignments 🤓

You can, if you wish, choose something that you feel would further your career or employability, especially if it's a specialised area of your subject. I'd say that this isn't the be-all-and-end-all though🧑*🎓

I'd recommend to chat with your lecturers and tutors about what might be the best route - for your interests and ultimately your goals! As the experts, having a quick tutorial for a synopsis of modules with your tutor can help to clear up some of these questions❔❓️🧐

I hope this helped. Best wishes!

-Rose🌹, De Montfort University Rep.

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