University of Melbourne reviews

(3.91) 144 reviews

Ranked #25


University of Melbourne ratings

Average ratings based on 144 reviews
Overall Rating
3.91
Job Prospects
3.95
Teachers
4.05
Course Work
4.03
Time Worthy
3.71
Money Worthy
3.70
Friend Test
3.94
Educator Support
3.78
Educator Facilities
4.00
Industry Contacts
3.75

The University of Melbourne

The University of Melbourne (Unimelb) is based in Parkville, the inner city of Melbourne. We often get comments about the beautiful main campus, in case you get a chance to attend an open day.

Melbourne University has simplified some of its undergraduate degrees compared to other universities. There are plenty of majors available via these courses (like Bachelor of Commerce, Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Arts, etc) and therefore, we have a lot of reviews for these areas.

Looking through the reviews of the uni by students, we often hear:
it's important for undergraduates to really try and get an idea of their major and choose it wisely;
attend lectures and tutes and participate to get the most out of the experience and to get a better mark;
keep up to date / don't fall behind;
Some recommend considering practical experience outside out uni.

Read through the reviews below to drill into further details.


Reviews

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August 2018
Completing 2018
Melbourne

Positives: There's no better options in Australia

Negatives: Few job prospects and the lecturers and tutors are mostly hit-or-miss

My advice to future students is: Go to the US or UK for commerce

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August 2018
Completing 2020
Melbourne

Positives: Applies to the real world and is useful for building realistic skills and knowledge for future business

Negatives: Maths 😕 - can be dry

My advice to future students is: Do the weekly materials so you don’t fall behind

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August 2018
Completing 2021
Melbourne

Positives: I like the flexibility and range of subjects, the professors and tutors are highly skilled, the campus has some lovely buildings, the people in the course are great

Negatives: Some bad buildings/classrooms, sometimes hard to meet people due to the size of the cohort

My advice to future students is: Choose useful subjects that wo...

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August 2018
Completing 2021
Melbourne

Positives: The cohesiveness of the cohort, the detail and effort provided by the lecturers and tutors, field trips are well planned and informative and the resources are great

Negatives: We don’t get a breadth subject and we have lots of contact hours

My advice to future students is: Ask for help

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August 2018
Completed 2017
Melbourne

Positives: Information provided, learning about things relevant to life (Finance), learn about things that are happening in real world (eco)

Negatives: Sometimes difficult to understand complex ideas, complex ideas require lots of work to fully grasp the concepts

My advice to future students is: Be ready to work hard

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August 2018
Completing 2021
Melbourne

Positives: 1. That I get to explore many of my interests at a tertiary level, each with possibilities of taking further into post graduate studies

Negatives: 1. The lack of direction and general vocational vibe

My advice to future students is: To take a gap year

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August 2018
Completing 2018
Melbourne

Positives: clear explanation

Negatives: not that practical

My advice to future students is: for research the uni is pretty good but for practicality, other uni is better

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August 2018
Completing 2019
Melbourne

Have chance to choose whatever subjects you want and keep options open. Subjects are difficult and need to work at very high standard to achieve good score.

My advice to future students is: Have an idea of what you want to do

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August 2018
Completed 2015
Melbourne

Positives: We were able to learn with same like minded people and be taught by one of the best lecturer

Negatives: Need more practical aspect and learning

My advice to future students is: Make most of your time in Uni, build a lifelong relationship and join the competition. Dont wag!

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August 2018
Completing 2018
Melbourne

Positives: I love how they use many case studies and the lecturers are engaging

Negatives: Little guidance and help

My advice to future students is: Go to lectures and study them well as they are important.

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August 2018
Completing 2019
Melbourne

Positives: They give me a lot of resources so that i can understand well about the subjects

Negatives: Most of them are theories so not sure about the real work practice

My advice to future students is: To have something that is practical as well as studying the course such as internship

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August 2018
Completed 2016
Melbourne

Positives: Wealth of opportunities

Negatives: Theory only

My advice to future students is: Take as much extra curricular activities as possible

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August 2018
Completing 2021
Melbourne

Positives: Very helpful people and helpful facilities. Structure of course is also suitable for anyone interested

Negatives: None

My advice to future students is: Be motivated, and actually like what youre studying

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August 2018
Completing 2020
Melbourne

Positives: Get to learn real world stuff that is beneficial in the future for the students

Negatives: Some core subjects in the course are not relevant to the major some students are taking, which could be difficult and demotivating

My advice to future students is: Never leave study material to the last minute, it’s an ongoing study process

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August 2018
Completing 2018
Melbourne

Positives: a lot of external help outside class hours are available, plenty of student organisations surrounding the major, renowned globally

Negatives: sometimes tutors and lecturers aren't as good and hence require a lot of self initiatives when it comes to classwork etc., sometimes hard to obtain individual feedback

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August 2018
Completing 2019
Melbourne

Positives: 1. Helpful teachers
2. Clear subject guidelines

Negatives: I'm not sure

My advice to future students is: Engage in class discussions, study smart

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August 2018
Completing 2019
Melbourne

You need to decide what you want to do pretty much in first year.

My advice to future students is: It's a good degree to see what you like or what you want to do in the future ... But if you change around then it just might take a little longer to finish your degree

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August 2018
Completed 2016
Melbourne

Positives: Ability to work in the field, counselling skills, knowledge

Negatives: Poor culture, teaching staff

My advice to future students is: Don't take the strange personalities personally

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July 2018
Completed 2016
Melbourne

Positives: We get to go on placement at a primary school which helps us build our confidence in becoming a teacher

Negatives: Kids can sometimes not listen while on placement. And play up if you're by yourself

My advice to future students is: You need to have patients. You get overwhelmed quicky. It's not the course for you

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July 2018
Completing 2019
Melbourne

Positives: Very competitive peers and high expectation from university pushes students to work harder

Negatives: A lot of detail is expected to be known and answers to practice sheets are not always provided...lack of useful feedback sometimes

My advice to future students is: Don’t fall back in lectures and work hard beginning in first sem...

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July 2018
Completing 2019
Melbourne

Positives: Useful group projects with plenty of real life examples and methods

Negatives: Too many old theories that might not be able to practice in the real life.

My advice to future students is: Be creative, don’t afraid of asking, collaborating with your classmates and tutors.

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July 2018
Completed 2014
Melbourne

Positives: It is a great field with a lot of flexibility for critical thinking and adaptation to different interests. It is current and there are constant possibilities for engagement with contemporary issues and politics.

Negatives: The subjects are well coordinated on paper but in practice/detail, the lecturers do little real coordination o...

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July 2018
Completing 2022
Melbourne

Positives: Very practical and hands on from the get go, learn very specific skills that we will take with us into professional practice, well organised and structured

Negatives: Some subjects not coordinated as well as they could be, a few practical demonstrators aren't very good

My advice to future students is: It is a fun but also challe...

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July 2018
Completing 2019
Melbourne

Positives: 1. It’s cheaper than study the same course in USA and Uk

2. Close to home (Thailand)

3. No Trump! 😂

Negatives: Heavy study. Further than finish all of the core subject (4 subjects per semester), we have to collect the hours in the clinical placement. At least 160 hours per semester.

My advice to future students is: In my p...

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July 2018
Completing 2021
Melbourne

Positives: although there is a lot of theory, you get to meet a lot of people who share the same passion as you do and during the course there is a lot of chances for you to do some animal handling particularly with large animals such as diary cows, beef cattle, sheep and horses.

Negatives: timetable can be a bit overwhelming and there is a l...

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