Hi, I'm considering applying for a computer science course could someone with more knowledge shed some light on this please?
- Despite doing some programming, Is my Bsc course considered science in any way by universities like Oxford, Imperial and UCL? Am I foolish to hope these universities would accept me?
- UCL - http://www.cs.ucl.ac.uk/prospective_students/msc_cs/
- Oxford - https://www.ox.ac.uk/admissions/grad...science?wssl=1
- Imperial - https://www.imperial.ac.uk/study/pg/...uting-science/
- Could the following things be considered achievements and relevant? (Such as: Course rep, Department Rep, Society Chair, Part time work, recommendation letters from employers and lecturers)
- Based on my research I concluded I will find these courses challenging and fit to improve what I'm already doing. I'm bored of art and how things look, aplying to Brunel I hoped to understand how things work. I thought I wasn't good at any of science subjects and choose a safe choice( didn't have any science subjects at college - Photography school). After moving here, studying and working I find my course isn't challenging enough and all focus is superficial and little problem solving. CS might solve my problem, comments on this would be greatly appreciated.
- Any advice how to improve my chances of getting into Oxford
STUDYING NOW: I'm currently studing Visual Effects and Motion Graphics Bsc at Brunel University. Three year course plus placement, currently on placement working at a video game company where I do 3D, 3D animation, particle animation and game testing. I have some basic experience with programming, first year included PHP and second year Python.
Second year 2.1, third year likely first.
WORK EXPERIENCE: Working experience with Maya and Unity, learning C# to improve Unity skills. I would like to persue CS to improve my understanding of systems and increase my knowledge of emerging technologies and later either stay in the games industry or dive further. At the poinit of applying I will have had a year of full time work and a year of part time work experience. Alternatively (if it improves my chances) 2 years full time, 1 year part time.
WHY NOW: Despite my interest in CS I applied for VFX and Motion Graphics after graduating from Photography in Slovenia. Now I am certain I can handle more complex tasks and can take on programming which will benefit my current and prospective work positions. Seems like a good converesion to later study Phd to do with AI or AR.
MSc Computer Science - conversion from VFX Watch
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Last edited by Scart7; 29-01-2017 at 17:46.
- 29-01-2017 11:31
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- 30-01-2017 20:37
The first thing you need to do is contact the unis you want to apply to and see how they will view your application based on your qualifications and experience. They will be best paced to advise in terms of your suitability for the courses.