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Some modules require AS maths, other require A2 maths. You will need an A grade in some of them!


Hello forum members,

I am about to complete a BSc (with honours) in Computer Science from Kingston University, this includes a paid year placement. I will without a doubt obtain a first.

Currently, I am working a paid part time Software Development and Security job for a company two days a week. I have also worked as a paid Teaching Assistant for my university part time over the last 2 years.

My question is: would I be able to handle an MSc in Computing & Security at King's College London? This course: http://www.kcl.ac.uk/study/postgradu...urity-msc.aspx

My project supervisor believes that I can handle one. I am worried because I found Kingston University too easy, but this may be from my strong background in the area?

Specially, what worries me is the level of maths, as I only achieved a C at GCSE maths (although I never did a resit), and I dropped AS Physics. Money and the workload is no issue as I will quit any jobs and 100% dedicate myself to this course.

Thank you in advance.
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Hello forum members,

I am about to complete a BSc (with honours) in Computer Science from Kingston University, this includes a paid year placement. I will without a doubt obtain a first.

Currently, I am working a paid part time Software Development and Security job for a company two days a week. I have also worked as a paid Teaching Assistant for my university part time over the last 2 years.

My question is: would I be able to handle an MSc in Computing & Security at King's College London? This course: http://www.kcl.ac.uk/study/postgradu...urity-msc.aspx

My project supervisor believes that I can handle one. I am worried because I found Kingston University too easy, but this may be from my strong background in the area?

Specially, what worries me is the level of maths, as I only achieved a C at GCSE maths (although I never did a resit), and I dropped AS Physics. Money and the workload is no issue as I will quit any jobs and 100% dedicate myself to this course.

Thank you in advance.
Your tutor has said you can do it.

You have already successfully dedicated yourself to a course with a strong maths basis and, if what you say is true, doing well in it.

You seem to have a clear idea of what you want.

On the basis of all these, I would say that the odds are clearly in favour of your being able to handle this MSc course. If you have questions about the maths, ask your tutor for his recommendations of maths books/courses to read in between finishing your finals and (I hope) starting at King's in September/October.

This is a very timely course at a very good university for it. I wish you the best of luck!
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The maths involved in cryptography is pretty advanced so why not look into how mathematical this course is?
There may be other alternative courses.
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Some modules require AS maths, other require A2 maths. You will need an A grade in some of them!
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