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    Anyone applied and heard back? Thought it would be nice to have a thread up.
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    (Original post by Aceadria)
    Anyone applied and heard back? Thought it would be nice to have a thread up.
    Hi! I am an overseas applicant and I have applied on Dec 6 2016(references submitted). No news yet. How about you, when did you apply? Are you UK/EU/Overseas applicant? Good luck with your application.
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    (Original post by englishlion)
    Hi! I am an overseas applicant and I have applied on Dec 6 2016(references submitted). No news yet. How about you, when did you apply? Are you UK/EU/Overseas applicant? Good luck with your application.
    Good luck!

    I applied in mid-November, but my references were also submitted in mid-December. I'm an overseas applicant!
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    I applied for the MSc Computing (Machine Learning) and just got my email from registry today for an unconditional offer (or conditional on paying the deposit). No interview.
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    (Original post by ViralRiver)
    I applied for the MSc Computing (Machine Learning) and just got my email from registry today for an unconditional offer (or conditional on paying the deposit). No interview.
    Congratulations. When was your application completed?
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    (Original post by Sg23)
    Congratulations. When was your application completed?
    Thanks - 23/11
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    I've also applied for MSc Computing, the machine learning track. But my application was submitted 2 weeks ago so I'm expecting to wait around for a few more weeks...
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    (Original post by ViralRiver)
    Thanks - 23/11
    References as well?
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    A week or so for references
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    (Original post by ViralRiver)
    Thanks - 23/11
    May I know your grades because I'm planning to attend next academic year so, wanted to have a little idea. thanks in advance
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    (Original post by shanky1234)
    May I know your grades because I'm planning to attend next academic year so, wanted to have a little idea. thanks in advance
    Sure: 80% average on a 4 year MEng with 84% on my year abroad at NUS (Singapore). Plus 1.5 year Daiwa Scholarship including half a year of a research placement at the artificial intelligence research center in tokyo. Won a few prizes in AI at NUS in various competitions.
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    (Original post by ViralRiver)
    I applied for the MSc Computing (Machine Learning) and just got my email from registry today for an unconditional offer (or conditional on paying the deposit). No interview.
    I'm guessing this is the specialist track. I wanted to go for this option but haven't enough computing credits sadly

    Have you guys all completed the GRE/GMAT exams?
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    (Original post by Et Tu, Brute?)
    I'm guessing this is the specialist track. I wanted to go for this option but haven't enough computing credits sadly

    Have you guys all completed the GRE/GMAT exams?
    Yes, the specialist track. I have only ever taken 2 computing modules, but have 10 years of programming experience, a lot of freelance work and some modifications that over 500k people use which I put in my statement. So if you have any outside experience they seem to take it into account.
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    (Original post by ViralRiver)
    Yes, the specialist track. I have only ever taken 2 computing modules, but have 10 years of programming experience, a lot of freelance work and some modifications that over 500k people use which I put in my statement. So if you have any outside experience they seem to take it into account.
    aye, and rightly so. Real work experience would be more beneficial really.

    What type of mods?
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    (Original post by Et Tu, Brute?)
    I'm guessing this is the specialist track. I wanted to go for this option but haven't enough computing credits sadly

    Have you guys all completed the GRE/GMAT exams?
    I haven't but I'm applying for the core course.
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    (Original post by Aceadria)
    I haven't but I'm applying for the core course.
    The core course doesn't require GRE? Have you heard back yet? When they told me I couldn't take the specialist I didn't actually check the core as it was a lot more expensive than other unis offering similar courses. I don't get the £10k loan the English students get sadly.

    Also what is your BA/BSc in? And what is your reasoning behind going for the MSc computing? just curious to know other people's motives.
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    (Original post by Et Tu, Brute?)
    aye, and rightly so. Real work experience would be more beneficial really.

    What type of mods?
    Programming Methodology - http://www.comp.nus.edu.sg/~cs1101s/
    Data Structures & Algos - https://ivle.nus.edu.sg/lms/public/v...rom=StuViewBtn
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    (Original post by Et Tu, Brute?)
    The core course doesn't require GRE? Have you heard back yet? When they told me I couldn't take the specialist I didn't actually check the core as it was a lot more expensive than other unis offering similar courses. I don't get the £10k loan the English students get sadly.
    Based on what I read and was told by the department, no it is not. I believe the GRE is recommended, especially for those who are unable to show ability in other aspects of the application form. I've been working in a web development position for the past few years and have done a bit of programming. I'm hoping this will make up for it!

    You're absolutely right about the price of the course. But I really liked the facilities of the department when I visited and found that UCL's facilities were a bit inferior. Hence, why I'm willing to pay extra for Imperial, should I get in.


    (Original post by Et Tu, Brute?)
    Also what is your BA/BSc in? And what is your reasoning behind going for the MSc computing? just curious to know other people's motives.
    I did a BSc in a social science (very few mathematics modules). Having worked in web development/digital marketing for a few years now, I want to get into a full, front-end development position. IT jobs in my country are very credentialised and as such individuals with higher education in computer science will really find themselves at a disadvantage. More importantly, however, I've taught myself how to code and having a structured approach to the subject matter will really help!

    Edit: Just found this on their website:

    "GRE scores on Verbal and Quantitative Reasoning are required for all MSc/MRes degrees except MSc Computing Science, Msc Advanced Computing and MRes Advanced Computing. These scores are highly recommended for MSc Computing Science, Msc Advanced Computing and MRes Advanced Computing."

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    Yep they changed their GRE requirements after the application window opened. If you have few mathematics modules in your background, I'd recommend taking it - the admissions tutor was worried about my maths background even coming from a 4 year engineering course at Imperial and scoring highly in the maths part of the GRE (albeit this is for the specialist course).

    And for those wondering, by that definition, as far as I can tell the specialist courses DO require the GRE.
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    (Original post by ViralRiver)
    Yep they changed their GRE requirements after the application window opened. If you have few mathematics modules in your background, I'd recommend taking it - the admissions tutor was worried about my maths background even coming from a 4 year engineering course at Imperial and scoring highly in the maths part of the GRE (albeit this is for the specialist course).

    And for those wondering, by that definition, as far as I can tell the specialist courses DO require the GRE.
    Oh damn, I didn't think of doing a GRE for MSc computing (ML) because I got an easy offer for straight computing MSc last year (didn't take it) and didn't think the requirements would be different... :P
    I've applied beginning of January and I still haven't heard back, I'll see what happens...

    If any of you have heard back please let me know!
 
 
 
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