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Some Universities have BSc CompSci courses and then MEng CompSci courses, I was wondering why don't the Universities have BSc and MSc, why does studying at Masters change the course to Engineering instead of Science?

Also is it generally easier to get onto undergraduate courses or masters at the same university and can you start with undergraduate and move onto masters or the other way around?
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It doesn't really matter what the Sc/Eng is at some unis, but at some it does have a bit of a relation to the course - I think Sc courses, if the institution cares, tend to be more theoretical, and Eng tend to be more practical (/vocational?).

You second question also varies from place to place. Southampton has higher entry requirements for a Masters, and you have to choose at the time of application. Imperial, you can change after 1 year quite easily, after 2 years if you really want to, but you can't go on to do a Masters after just having done a Bachelor's. At Cambridge, you can only apply for a Bachelor's, and then they offer you a Masters if you get a 1st in your BA (yeah, it's a BA at Cambridge).

Ask whichever uni you're applying to, because it varies!
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It doesn't really matter what the Sc/Eng is at some unis, but at some it does have a bit of a relation to the course - I think Sc courses, if the institution cares, tend to be more theoretical, and Eng tend to be more practical (/vocational?).

You second question also varies from place to place. Southampton has higher entry requirements for a Masters, and you have to choose at the time of application. Imperial, you can change after 1 year quite easily, after 2 years if you really want to, but you can't go on to do a Masters after just having done a Bachelor's. At Cambridge, you can only apply for a Bachelor's, and then they offer you a Masters if you get a 1st in your BA (yeah, it's a BA at Cambridge).

Ask whichever uni you're applying to, because it varies!
Thanks for the reply, it's a BA at Oxford to which is strange, Computer Science is the first course I've seen to be a BA, BSc and BEng at the same time. I've also just seen at other Unis like Imperial they have BSc and MEng for Undergrads and MSc for Postgrads, without looking at the specifics of the course is there a better route or any difference between doing the MEng or a BSc then going onto MSc courses?
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Thanks for the reply, it's a BA at Oxford to which is strange, Computer Science is the first course I've seen to be a BA, BSc and BEng at the same time. I've also just seen at other Unis like Imperial they have BSc and MEng for Undergrads and MSc for Postgrads, without looking at the specifics of the course is there a better route or any difference between doing the MEng or a BSc then going onto MSc courses?
All three-year undergraduate degrees at Oxford are BAs. Don't ask me why. :dontknow:

The four-year degree is an MComp (Master of Computer Science), though, which seems more appropriate.

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