Hi, I'm an international student from India and I have been offered a place for MSc in Internet and Distributed systems at Durham. The date of commencement of the course is October, 2012 and I've decided to accept the offer.
However, It'd be great if you can help me with some information which are difficult to find elsewhere on the web, such as :
1. The reputation of the university in the computer science department. Also the teaching and lab facilities compared to other unis in the same category.
2. The living expenses involved should I decide not to stay in the college accommodation.
3. Part time job opportunities in Durham and the neighbouring areas and how much will it contribute towards my living expenses.