University of Melbourne reviews

(3.91) 144 reviews

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
Support
3.78
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.

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I like that the uni allows me to do a minor in economics but I don't like that I have to plan my course by myself

Completed in 2018

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I'd recommend others to look at different courses/institutions.

I'm doing a minor in economics as well. I don't understand; parts of the course are too difficult; no real help provided

Completing in 2019

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I'm doing a psychology major.

Positive: knowing ourselves, and help other people.
Negative: sometimes can be too overwhelming. Because we desperately need to cater to people

My advice to future students is: Make learning psychology fun and enjoyable, unless you will be stressed out

Completing in 2020

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I did a media and communication major.
I thought the course had really interesting subjects and a good range of teachers (diverse experience). The job prospects after this course are pretty low considering the shrinking journalism market.

My advice to future students is: Journalism is an industry where you'll need to work incredibly hard. Try and get internships as you study.

Completed in 2017

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Positively, it is a very flexible course with not a lot of contact hours (around 13 for first year). There area range of subjects available and breadth tracks allow you to study interesting subjects outside of your faculty.

Negatively, there is not a lot of guidance with assignments and you are thrown in the deep end a bit. But you get used to it and can eventually figure it all out for yourself.

My advice to future students is: Try your hardest but don't be discouraged by not getting H1's. They are very hard to get. Also, manage time properly and get assignments started early! You will get very stressed leaving everything to the last minute.

Completing in 2020

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Positive: living on Campus makes the whole uni experience so much better since I’m surrounded by likeminded people who are very friendly and interesting.

Negative: I struggle to think of anything negative

My advice to future students is: Live on campus/at college if possible

Completing in 2020

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Positives: allows me to try a broad range of subjects whilst still not being certain on what I want to qualify in. I also love the enthusiasm and support from my lecturers and tutors

Negatives: because it’s so broad you inevitably have to complete further study afterwards. Also most of the assessment is based on essay writing rather than any other form of assessment, which may disadvantage some.

My advice to future students is: Keep on top of the reading material and everything that the course offers in order to gain the most from the course

Completing in 2019

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Positive: Very experienced lecturers/tutors, nice location, interesting content.
Negative: Difficult to use IT resources (online readings, turnitin, lecture recordings etc.)

My advice to future students is: Make an effort, because it will go a long way.

Completing in 2019

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The quality of the academics and the education I believe is at a very high standard.

The school is organised, the learning is accelerated and we are encouraged to work extremely hard to achieve high marks. The campus is beautiful and the "Melbourne Model" of breadth subjects has been amazing.

I've done Japanese, Art History, Aboriginal Art, Australian Theatre...

Negative aspects: the high standard expectation can be kind of crushing at times but there is a lot of support to deal with it.

My advice to future students is: Piece of advice I can offer is just general.. stay on top of your readings, prepare to go to lectures, GO TO LECTURES, spend as much time on campus as you can

Completing in 2019

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I love everything about the course, I just don't like the atmosphere or the people. I find it pretentious and cold. I also get worried I won't be able to find employment easily when it finishes

My advice to future students is: To join clubs and have a clear plan

Completing in 2020

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