I hope someone has studied the MSc in Computer Science at Edinburgh and can maybe give me a bit more insight on what it is really like! I currently hold a conditional offer for the MSc (with the condition of gaining a 2:1 in my degree - not too hard). My academic background however is not in CS but in Economics and Management Science. I have done a range of internships with a Software & Technology focus and also studied some CS courses as electives in my degree so it is not like everything is completely new to me.
After seeing their admission policy I was under the impression that they also admit students from non-CS background as Philosophy, Psychology, Maths etc however when looking at many of the courses in the DPRS, I got slightly confused as some of them seem very advanced. I am willing to work very hard but the course descriptions seem a little frightening.
Unfortunately, I didn't manage to establish contact with anyone at Edinburgh to discuss this in more detail (I wrote several emails so far), so I'd be really interested how students that took the course in the past found it, especially coming from a non-CS background. But any pointers and help is much appreciated.
Thanks a lot in advance,
What are the downsides?