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    Questions in the title. which uni would be better for a MSc/MEng in computer science.

    Also my main interest is in cyber security if this helps, thank you.
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    Not much to choose between them but neither seems to have much in the way of Cyber Security modules. Have you considered a specialist Cyber Security course - Southampton has a MEng Computer Science with Cyber Security course.
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    (Original post by nutz99)
    Not much to choose between them but neither seems to have much in the way of Cyber Security modules. Have you considered a specialist Cyber Security course - Southampton has a MEng Computer Science with Cyber Security course.
    Wasn't a fan of Southampton personally. Bristol offers more cryptography/cyber security modules than Warwick does but aside from that I can't decide on which i'd prefer.
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    Personally I didn't really like Southampton.

    The course seemed on par with Bristol, I couldn't spot any major differences except that Southampton had a nicer building but Bristol ranks higher on league tables and employers (that I've spoken to) seem to prefer Bristol.

    As for the non-academic side, Bristol was miles above Southampton in my eyes. There's a huge choice of accommodation, ranging from Oxbridge style halls (Wills) to newly refurbed modern halls (Hiatt Baker). Southampton city seemed a bit grim if I'm honest, while Bristol has so much going on from Motion (best club in the UK IMO), to loads of indie bands and loads of BUCS dominating sports teams.

    Obviously all I've said is pretty subjective so don't take it as gospel.
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    (Original post by zackdove)
    Personally I didn't really like Southampton.

    The course seemed on par with Bristol, I couldn't spot any major differences except that Southampton had a nicer building but Bristol ranks higher on league tables and employers (that I've spoken to) seem to prefer Bristol.

    As for the non-academic side, Bristol was miles above Southampton in my eyes. There's a huge choice of accommodation, ranging from Oxbridge style halls (Wills) to newly refurbed modern halls (Hiatt Baker). Southampton city seemed a bit grim if I'm honest, while Bristol has so much going on from Motion (best club in the UK IMO), to loads of indie bands and loads of BUCS dominating sports teams.

    Obviously all I've said is pretty subjective so don't take it as gospel.
    Just realised this is about Warwick not Southampton lol.

    Anyway Warwick seemed like the course was definitely on par with Bristol. Again, Bristol ranked higher, but the campus for Warwick was definitely nicer (not that the CompSci department of Bristol was bad).

    Major downside of Warwick was that it was a campus. For some this may be a positive, in that they'll do more work and have a more chilled out time; but for me, the idea of a campus Uni is far too boring and I value the social aspect much more highly.
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    (Original post by zackdove)
    Just realised this is about Warwick not Southampton lol.

    Anyway Warwick seemed like the course was definitely on par with Bristol. Again, Bristol ranked higher, but the campus for Warwick was definitely nicer (not that the CompSci department of Bristol was bad).

    Major downside of Warwick was that it was a campus. For some this may be a positive, in that they'll do more work and have a more chilled out time; but for me, the idea of a campus Uni is far too boring and I value the social aspect much more highly.
    Cheers, I'm still undecided on where I want to go but I'll probably end up firming Warwick and putting Bristol as insurance cause they gave me a lower offer, either way I think I'd be happy if I went to either tbh.
 
 
 
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