I recently attended Cambridge and Oxford open days to look at doing computer science. One thing I noticed is that I was told at both colleges that Oxbridge computer science courses are very theoretical. Firstly why is this? Also what does this really mean, and how will these courses be different to other computer science courses?
Finally, how much better is it to get a degree from Oxford or Cambridge than it is to get a degree from a standard Russell group University?
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- Thread Starter
- 01-07-2016 23:11
- 01-07-2016 23:16
The thing with computer science is that most employers look more at your experience than where you got your degree. If you look at available jobs you will see that most ask for a portfolio and maybe at least a bachelor's in computer science or similar. In which case, other universities that offer more practical lessons will be better simply because you will be able to use the things you have done for your course in your portfolio.
Concentrate more on how you learn better and what you enjoy more. I chose my university specifically because it provides more practical lessons. I could've went to a higher rated uni but I know I wouldn't have enjoyed it because they concentrate on theory.