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    Received a formal offer for MSc Computing (conversion) today. I had also received an email to inform me of the offer three days ago.
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    (Original post by TimeFlow)
    Received a formal offer for MSc Computing (conversion) today. I had also received an email to inform me of the offer three days ago.
    Wow congrats! Good to know there's still some movement for those who submitted a while back
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    I applied at the beginning of May to the MSc in Computing Science and received an offer within a couple weeks of my letters being submitted. I also have an offer from Edinburgh (MSc Computer Science), and I am waiting on UCL (MSc Computer Science). As an overseas student, Imperial is significantly more expensive - £24,610 for UCL, £29,500 for Imperial, and £27,400 for Edinburgh. If I get into UCL, which of the three would you choose and why? I prefer the elective and research options at Imperial, but the core coursework in C++/Prolog seems less practical than UCL's Java programming/design classes. Edinburgh would allow me to specialize earlier, as I have already taken classes on Java and C++, but I would likely miss out on foundational operating systems, computer architecture, and algorithms courses. I plan to eventually move back to the United States for work and/or a PhD program, if that makes any difference.
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    (Original post by skja)
    I applied at the beginning of May to the MSc in Computing Science and received an offer within a couple weeks of my letters being submitted. I also have an offer from Edinburgh (MSc Computer Science), and I am waiting on UCL (MSc Computer Science). As an overseas student, Imperial is significantly more expensive - £24,610 for UCL, £29,500 for Imperial, and £27,400 for Edinburgh. If I get into UCL, which of the three would you choose and why? I prefer the elective and research options at Imperial, but the core coursework in C++/Prolog seems less practical than UCL's Java programming/design classes. Edinburgh would allow me to specialize earlier, as I have already taken classes on Java and C++, but I would likely miss out on foundational operating systems, computer architecture, and algorithms courses. I plan to eventually move back to the United States for work and/or a PhD program, if that makes any difference.
    I can share my experience with you and I hope it can help you when making your decision. I found myself in a similar situation as I received an offer from Imperial for the MSc Computing Science and from King's for the MSc Data Science. I chose Imperial because of the Department of Computing's research groups and the course's broad coverage of theoretical foundations of computer science. As a non-CS graduate aiming for a PhD in the field, these factors were very important to me.

    Based on what you told us, I think you should also choose Imperial since you are considering a PhD and therefore the thought process I used for my decision may also be applicable to you. As for the the more practical courses offered by other schools, you can always take Imperial's extracurricular modules to compensate.

    Hope that helps!
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    (Original post by TimeFlow)
    I can share my experience with you and I hope it can help you when making your decision. I found myself in a similar situation as I received an offer from Imperial for the MSc Computing Science and from King's for the MSc Data Science. I chose Imperial because of the Department of Computing's research groups and the course's broad coverage of theoretical foundations of computer science. As a non-CS graduate aiming for a PhD in the field, these factors were very important to me.

    Based on what you told us, I think you should also choose Imperial since you are considering a PhD and therefore the thought process I used for my decision may also be applicable to you. As for the the more practical courses offered by other schools, you can always take Imperial's extracurricular modules to compensate.

    Hope that helps!
    Did either of you phone into the office to check on the status of your application?
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    (Original post by Sg23)
    Did either of you phone into the office to check on the status of your application?
    I called them by the end of April.
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    (Original post by TimeFlow)
    I can share my experience with you and I hope it can help you when making your decision. I found myself in a similar situation as I received an offer from Imperial for the MSc Computing Science and from King's for the MSc Data Science. I chose Imperial because of the Department of Computing's research groups and the course's broad coverage of theoretical foundations of computer science. As a non-CS graduate aiming for a PhD in the field, these factors were very important to me.

    Based on what you told us, I think you should also choose Imperial since you are considering a PhD and therefore the thought process I used for my decision may also be applicable to you. As for the the more practical courses offered by other schools, you can always take Imperial's extracurricular modules to compensate.

    Hope that helps!
    Thank you, TimeFlow - that certainly helps! I am definitely leaning towards accepting the offer at Imperial, though I am still waiting for them to clear the conditions of my offer based on a mailed copy my official transcript.

    The only other (small) concern I have about the program is having "Computing Science" rather than "Computer Science" on my resume. Do you think this will read strange to American employers, or are the terms generally considered synonymous?

    Also, could I ask if you think that the Prolog programming coursework will be useful? I have an interest in AI as a data science tool, so I'm interested, but it seems most professionals these days use OOP languages like Python for things like machine learning.

    Sg23, I never called the office. I got an email requesting some past course syllabi, then an email with an unofficial offer (and an official one a week later).
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    (Original post by skja)
    Thank you, TimeFlow - that certainly helps! I am definitely leaning towards accepting the offer at Imperial, though I am still waiting for them to clear the conditions of my offer based on a mailed copy my official transcript.

    The only other (small) concern I have about the program is having "Computing Science" rather than "Computer Science" on my resume. Do you think this will read strange to American employers, or are the terms generally considered synonymous?

    Also, could I ask if you think that the Prolog programming coursework will be useful? I have an interest in AI as a data science tool, so I'm interested, but it seems most professionals these days use OOP languages like Python for things like machine learning.

    Sg23, I never called the office. I got an email requesting some past course syllabi, then an email with an unofficial offer (and an official one a week later).
    I don't think that the Computing Science vs Computer Science will make any difference to employers in the US - they will care much more about you are able to do at the end. Plus you can always list Computer Science on your resume anyways.
    About Prolog vs Python, you can always pick up Python on your own, especially after you learned C++, and use it for your final project to practice. I also think Python is very hot right now and I actually plan to learn it too.
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    My son has just firmed his Imperial offer for Mathematics and Computer Science (2017 entry). We live in Northern California, but I'm British. I work in computing, and have recruited lots of people.

    (Original post by skja)
    The only other (small) concern I have about the program is having "Computing Science" rather than "Computer Science" on my resume. Do you think this will read strange to American employers, or are the terms generally considered synonymous?
    It doesn't matter. Imperial is highly respected world-wide and computing really doesn't need a specific degree - it's more about the individual.

    Also, could I ask if you think that the Prolog programming coursework will be useful? I have an interest in AI as a data science tool, so I'm interested, but it seems most professionals these days use OOP languages like Python for things like machine learning.
    Good universities like to throw something completely different at you. It's more about being able to think differently than the actual language. It should equip you to pick-up any language relatively quickly.
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    Anyone else still waiting?
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    Yes. Followed-up via email and received the standard "high-volume of applications / still processing" response. Have you had any movement?
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    Same here, completed application in late March and emailed twice to admission but no definite replies.
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    hi guys, anyone mind sharing grades you've applied the msc computing science (conversion/specialist) with please, whether you got a offer or not, really need this to decide if its worth applying. thanks
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    (Original post by Jen111)
    hi guys, anyone mind sharing grades you've applied the msc computing science (conversion/specialist) with please, whether you got a offer or not, really need this to decide if its worth applying. thanks
    Hey there! So I sent my application away to Imperial 2 weeks ago, along with Bath, St Andrews (Computing and Information Technology) and Edinburgh.

    I'm a 2.1 law grad, AAAAB in my Scottish Highers, and I've had unconditional offers from Bath and St Andrews. While it's not a relevant degree I've also got a lot of practical experience from work placements.

    Still waiting to hear back from Edinburgh and Imperial. Here's hoping!
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    (Original post by Unaybee)
    Hey there! So I sent my application away to Imperial 2 weeks ago, along with Bath, St Andrews (Computing and Information Technology) and Edinburgh.

    I'm a 2.1 law grad, AAAAB in my Scottish Highers, and I've had unconditional offers from Bath and St Andrews. While it's not a relevant degree I've also got a lot of practical experience from work placements.

    Still waiting to hear back from Edinburgh and Imperial. Here's hoping!
    Heyy unaybee,

    Thank you for your info, definitely helps! Best of luck on your application!

    Also, can I assume you are graduating from a top 10 university maybe since you are getting unconditionals, well done on these btw. Just wondering if that makes any difference if I were to apply. Cheers
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    (Original post by Jen111)
    Heyy unaybee,

    Thank you for your info, definitely helps! Best of luck on your application!

    Also, can I assume you are graduating from a top 10 university maybe since you are getting unconditionals, well done on these btw. Just wondering if that makes any difference if I were to apply. Cheers
    No problem, best of luck to you too.

    Not necessarily. If we're going by the The Times rankings, my university (Glasgow) is 11th. But by the same token, we've been ranked inside the top ten for law by the times (and 5th by the Complete University Guide) so we're definitely highly regarded for my course.
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    (Original post by Jen111)
    Heyy unaybee,

    Thank you for your info, definitely helps! Best of luck on your application!

    Also, can I assume you are graduating from a top 10 university maybe since you are getting unconditionals, well done on these btw. Just wondering if that makes any difference if I were to apply. Cheers
    Also this might be relevant, but I graduated in 2016. I've just finished a postgrad diploma course (a requirement for scottish lawyers).
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    Hi! I'm currently entering in my 3rd year, studying Business Management at Surrey and hopefully graduating with a first. I don't have any formal background in CS or maths courses, but studied for the last year C++, Prolog and some Basic on my own (started with Harvard CS50). Do you think I stand any chance at the MSc Computing (conversion course) in the following year?
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    I was put on the waiting list, is anyone else on the same boat? Does anyone have any stats on outcome?Also, if you have an offer and are not sure of taking it up - please make up your mind soon and leave the offer to those on the list. Thanks
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    Lol I didn't even know that they had a formal waiting list... considering the fact that my application has been under review for over 7 months without any update. But I haven't been informed about being waitlisted, just "under consideration by the Department"

    When was your second reference submitted?
 
 
 
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