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Law & Political Science

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Date of Review Apr 27, 2012 Go Back
Year of Study 2nd
1 Helpful votes.
Student Type Traditional
From Wexford Ireland
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Are you happy with your choice of course?

Yes

Why?

It has an appeal to anyone who is generally interested in life and the way the law works. As someone who loved history in school myself, it really fits that type of academic personality. The material is interesting, and not particularly hard. The workload is also light.

How many hours of organised classes do you have per week? (labs,tutorials,lectures,etc)

16-20hrs

Are your lectures/labs mainly based on or off the main campus?

On

Is your course weighted more on

End of year exams

Is there an option to study abroad on your course?

Yes

What are your favourite aspects of your course?

The interesting nature of law and learning about how people interact in the law. How for every rule there is an exception.
In political science, I like how it makes one look at the world in a different fashion, to make you question conceptions about how international relations work that you had simply taken for granted.
The two together, it is nice to have a change in subject in college. Studying either on their own could be very narrow and heavy going.

What are your least favourite aspects of your course?

Law I have no qualms about.
Political Science is very disorganised however. You really need to be very organised and if you let the work build up it simply overwhelms you. Also, many topics stray off the point as such, and there is a lot of philosophy and such.

Was your course what you expected?

Yes

What do you wish you had known before choosing this course?

How theoretical political science was going to be. Would have stayed in Law and Business if I had known.

Helpful leaving cert (or equivalent) subjects?

History
Classical Studies
English-obviously
Economics (definitely!)

Library facilities

Excellent, top class. Everything you need.

Is there a good social life on your course?

Yes

Please describe

The law school is very tight and everyone knows each other. Both my parents got cancer very close together and the law school was so helpful in sorting out my workload and reassuring me. The political science department never got back to me.

Rate your course in terms of difficulty

Easy

Please rate your course in terms of workload

Less than other courses

Are you an active member of any societies?

Yes

What society are you a member of?

Law Society in that I take part in almost all of their competitions.

Why do you enjoy being a member of this society? why should a prospective student think of joining this society?

It really gives you a chance to meet your class mates as well as take part in fun law related competitions outside of the lectures. It helps a lot in being able to enjoy law when you see how useful it is.

Are you a member of any sports clubs?

No

Weekly living expenses?

€60-80

Do you or have you lived away from home during college?

Yes

As a first year did you live in college halls?

Yes

Would you recommend living in college halls?

Yes, especially in Trinity Halls. Expensive, but excellent facilities, JCR and atmosphere. Great for making the transition to college and meeting new friends to be your 'college friends'.

Where would you recommend students live?

Student accommodation is excellent in first year. Perhaps moving out in 2nd year can help you be even more independent.

How would you recommend this college to a friend?

Not what you think it would be.
Open, friendly and excellent quality education. Don't underestimate the beauty of the campus and its location in the centre of the city.
It is regarded as the best for a reason.

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