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    (Original post by alaska.)
    1.Heeey - thank you very much for your honest reply! Regarding 1. - Yes, I have feared that would be the case. However, I should say that I visited St Andrews on Wednesday and 2. depending on which modules I take I can join the Software Engineering or HCI course if I want, so I would probably not enroll in the MSc Computing and IT which gives me a bit more credibility. 3. Those MScs are proper MScs as well, so no simply speaking conversion courses. 4.I was under the impression that St Andrews was very good for Computer Science, however you guys seem to not really agree on that?

    2. Yes, I am indeed. However, 5. I thought it is four pillars? I've learnt that Abstraction is another pillar ... but maybe that is already outdated? I wouldn't say I can comfortably build one, but I can yeah. Just haven't done it in a while.



    6. I would not want to go into the direction of AI anyway, I am more interested in Software Engineering and HCI so I'd be more interested in the Computer Systems Specialism at Edinburgh University rather than AI. I know that that sort of stuff is probably a bit beyond me. Yeah the module list is almost scary though - however 7. I am meeting with a member of staff this Wednesday and get a bit of a tour of the buildings and facilities so hopefully that should clear things up a little again and hopefully they can tell me if I am capable of doing the course by putting a lot of work in!

    I am not too concerned about where I am going in terms of location as I want the course best suited to me and my needs and a good department with some support in place. I have visited St Andrews a few times and can safely see myself there for a year, however probably not for a 4 year undergraduate I talked to some people on the open day who particularly liked the familiarity there, I guess it is what suits you best as a person.

    8. On an aside, given all the info you provided above - can you recommend a good starter book for some of the mathematical theory?

    Thanks a lot in advance
    1. A man is a humble supporter of the Starks. Plus, a girl is blind.
    2. Flexibility is always welcome.
    3. That might be good (because it will give a girl advanced skills) or not (it might be too hard if it is not a conversion course but an actually MSc aimed at non-CS folk).
    4. Well, according to the league tables it is very good for CS. A man's criticism was about the university as a whole. So a girl should still consider St. Andrews.
    5. It is 3 as far as a man is concerned: Encapsulation, Inheritance and Polymorphism. But there is not a rigorous definition of it so some people might add others. OOP itself involves abtraction.
    6. Edinburgh has many modules anyway.
    7. A man would be happy to know how a girl's meeting goes.
    8. A man recommends Grossman's Discrete Mathematics for Computing (a nice comprehensive reading) and Haggarty's Discrete Mathematics for Computing (less content and more summarised, less easier to read). With those, (especially, with the first one) a girl will have covered all the maths she will need for her whole Masters (assuming no modules in mathematical logic, finance, AI, computer vision, graphics).

    A girl is welcome.
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    1. A man is a humble supporter of the Starks. Plus, a girl is blind.
    2. Flexibility is always welcome.
    3. That might be good (because it will give a girl advanced skills) or not (it might be too hard if it is not a conversion course but an actually MSc aimed at non-CS folk).
    4. Well, according to the league tables it is very good for CS. A man's criticism was about the university as a whole. So a girl should still consider St. Andrews.
    5. It is 3 as far as a man is concerned: Encapsulation, Inheritance and Polymorphism. But there is not a rigorous definition of it so some people might add others. OOP itself involves abtraction.
    6. Edinburgh has many modules anyway.
    7. A man would be happy to know how a girl's meeting goes.
    8. A man recommends Grossman's Discrete Mathematics for Computing (a nice comprehensive reading) and Haggarty's Discrete Mathematics for Computing (less content and more summarised, less easier to read). With those, (especially, with the first one) a girl will have covered all the maths she will need for her whole Masters (assuming no modules in mathematical logic, finance, AI, computer vision, graphics).

    A girl is welcome.
    A girl says thank you for the long and detailed reply! A girl will certainly consider all these points
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    If you actually look at the rankings, St Andrews has had the highest student satisfaction rate in the UK. https://www.timeshighereducation.com...action-results
 
 
 
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