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Hey all! I received an offer for the MSc Computer Science conversion course at UCL a few days ago and thought I'd get a thread started for current/potential offer holders.

Also, if anyone is on/has done the course before, any advice, tips or feedback is more than welcome!
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(Original post by Razzamataz179)
Hey all! I received an offer for the MSc Computer Science conversion course at UCL a few days ago and thought I'd get a thread started for current/potential offer holders.

Also, if anyone is on/has done the course before, any advice, tips or feedback is more than welcome!
I haven't but I've moderated on a similar course at QUB. What was your undergrad degree, and what is your current experience with CS/tech?
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I haven't but I've moderated on a similar course at QUB. What was your undergrad degree, and what is your current experience with CS/tech?
Engineering, all my CS knowledge was self-taught over the summer, mainly python and some ML stuff
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Engineering, all my CS knowledge was self-taught over the summer, mainly python and some ML stuff
You'll be fine then to be honest. The people I've seen struggle have a) had no coding experience at all b) come from a non-STEM background (e.g. their undergrad was in law or politics).

How have you found ML? It would for sure be a great dissetation project for your masters and it's never too early to have a think about it.
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ahh I'm still waiting ! congrats to you
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You'll be fine then to be honest. The people I've seen struggle have a) had no coding experience at all b) come from a non-STEM background (e.g. their undergrad was in law or politics).

How have you found ML? It would for sure be a great dissetation project for your masters and it's never too early to have a think about it.
I love ML, and yeah I was actually thinking about doing my dissertation on it yesterday funnily enough. Would be pretty cool, and would teach me a lot about a field that's highly employable rn
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ahh I'm still waiting ! congrats to you
Good luck!! When did you apply? What undergrad do you study if you don't mind me asking?
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Congrats! I am still waiting and I applied one month ago. How long does it usually take for them to make a decision? 6 weeks?
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Congrats! I am still waiting and I applied one month ago. How long does it usually take for them to make a decision? 6 weeks?
Strange, have you heard anything at all from them? My application with references was sent off 16th feb, received the offer 6th march
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Nothing except the email that tells me they can’t be precise about the time they reach a decision...
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My undergraduate is Engineering too and I got upper 2:1 in my Year 2. Also self-taught ML and python but I did not hand in the code they require since I got programming modules in my undergrad...Have you handed the code?
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My undergraduate is Engineering too and I got upper 2:1 in my Year 2. Also self-taught ML and python but I did not hand in the code they require since I got programming modules in my undergrad...Have you handed the code?
Nah, I didn't hand in any code. Did you do an explicit programming module, or was it a module where you just had to code a little?
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It’s called ‘programming for engineering’ and it’s actually basic MATlab coding.
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It’s called ‘programming for engineering’ and it’s actually basic MATlab coding.
I didn't submit any code. I did say I was self taught, and did MATLAB on my course tho in my personal statement
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I didn't submit any code. I did say I was self taught, and did MATLAB on my course tho in my personal statement
OK, I guess I’ll just keep waiting btw I am an international student from China but 2 years undergrad in the UK
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Just filling in my application now...

For those currently working does anyone know if they contacted your current employer?

Not sure if I should use my current manager as a professional reference or someone from before, I haven't spoken to my work about my plans to do the MSc yet...
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(Original post by throwaway1738)
Just filling in my application now...

For those currently working does anyone know if they contacted your current employer?

Not sure if I should use my current manager as a professional reference or someone from before, I haven't spoken to my work about my plans to do the MSc yet...
Whoever you submit as a reference, they'll e-mail them for said reference. That's about as much contact as they do I think

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the admissions team are taking their sweet time...
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Has anyone recieved any replies?

It's been 13 weeks for me now.
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