MSc Computing Science: ExperienceWatch
I thought about applying for the "MSc Computing Science" offered at Imperial.
Do you have any experience with this Master?
In particular, I am interested in:
How would your skills after this One-year MSc be compared to an average student with a BA in Computer Science?
Could you use this Master to proceed to more specialized programs, such as the ones offered by the same department (Computing (Machine Learning), Computing (Artificial Intelligence), Advanced Computing)?
Currently hot topics such as AI and Machine Learning, for instance, require a certain knowledge of mathematics. The MSc I am talking about seems to be rather practically oriented and puts less effort in maths.
What is other students´ background. I am a somewhat quantitative economist by training with small knowledge in Python and Java. Would I study together with guys who did History of Arts and comparable studies or do most people come from science related fields?
I am aware of the fact that this Master cannot bring you one the same level as a specialised Master. However, can you regard the aforementioned Master as a compressed BA in CompSci?
Obviously, the skills acquired during one year on a Master´s level outstrips the skills you gain during one year on a BA level. However, it keeps me wonder whether you actually acquire some valuable skills within only one year in this field. If it breaks down to be a guided premium course in coding, I could actually save the money and spend a few weekends on Coursera or codecademy.
Alternatively, I think about doing an entire Bachelor´s in Computer Science.
Thanks for your opinions in advance.