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    Hi, can anyone shed some light on the differences between the two courses? As far as I see it, Minf Informatics is a 5 year undergrad masters that include computer science and artificial intelligence+2 year project. However, does it cover the same amount of depth in artificial intelligence compared to a CS+AI joint undergraduate degree?

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    Have you had a look at the course schedules at drps.ed.ac.uk for both courses? Those go into quite a lot of depth. I recently compiled a spreadsheet comparing all the CS degree courses, and I can send you a copy of that if you like. But generally speaking, MInf gives you more of a choice over what you can specialise in (eg. in 3rd year you can choose a practical option from CompSci/SoftEng/AI) whereas AI+CS is more limited (in 3rd year you have to do the AI practical). You also take less modules in your fourth year (so you can work on the MInf project) which you then catch up on in fifth year.
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    (Original post by thatllbeme)
    Have you had a look at the course schedules at drps.ed.ac.uk for both courses? Those go into quite a lot of depth. I recently compiled a spreadsheet comparing all the CS degree courses, and I can send you a copy of that if you like. But generally speaking, MInf gives you more of a choice over what you can specialise in (eg. in 3rd year you can choose a practical option from CompSci/SoftEng/AI) whereas AI+CS is more limited (in 3rd year you have to do the AI practical). You also take less modules in your fourth year (so you can work on the MInf project) which you then catch up on in fifth year.
    Thanks there, sorry late reply lol.
 
 
 
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