Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence BSc vs Masters in AI??? Watch

wassim2u
Badges: 7
Rep:
?
#1
Report Thread starter 7 months ago
#1
Would you rather take 4 years of Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence BSc than 1 year of Masters in Artificial Intelligence ? Or the opposite.? Or would both provide the same content?
0
reply
Acsel
Badges: 20
Rep:
?
#2
Report 7 months ago
#2
I'd assume that a Masters would be more in depth. Personally I'd rather take just a BSc and spend less time at uni. Courses naturally differ so you're not going to get the same content.

Obviously though it totally depends on the course, the uni, your goals and so on. What we would rather do shouldn't matter to you.
1
reply
yt7777
Badges: 18
Rep:
?
#3
Report 7 months ago
#3
If I've interpreted your post correctly, you're considering either a 4 year integrated masters vs a 3 year BSc + 1 year MSc vs just a BSc?

I would personally avoid the 4 year integrated masters, I've heard when people do these it essentially feels like just another year of undergraduate study, which it sort of is as its only 120 credits albeit at level 7.

I'd recommend doing the 3 year BSc and then look into doing a specialist 1 year MSc which is 180 credits and will be far more specialised than the final year of an integrated masters, whilst you'll still have solid core knowledge from your BSc.
1
reply
wassim2u
Badges: 7
Rep:
?
#4
Report Thread starter 7 months ago
#4
Thank you so much for your time! I think I did not explain my situation more thoroughly. So here's my issue:

I'm thinking of taking BSc Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence (in Scotland, uni bachelor degrees are 4 years and so integrated masters would be 5 years - but that's not what I'm willing to do), but I'm not sure of the depth of the AI part would be in bachelors. In addition, if I take AI and Cs for my Bachelors, I do not want to specialise in the same field (AI) - especially if the masters does not go much deeper than what would be taught in Bachelor's.

Alternatively, I'm thinking of taking BSc Computer Science and some other joint program (like Electronics, Management Science, or Math - right now I think I prefer doing it with Management Science, which goes a bit into Business studies but not fully as my degree would be concentrated on the cs part), and then I would specialise in say Artificial intelligence for my masters.

I'm just lost over which course of action to take, and I'm not sure how choosing one over the other would impact me later.

Any further suggestions or pieces of advice?
0
reply
Acsel
Badges: 20
Rep:
?
#5
Report 7 months ago
#5
(Original post by wassim2u)
I'm just lost over which course of action to take, and I'm not sure how choosing one over the other would impact me later.
Have you looked at jobs in AI? What sort of things are they asking for? That should give you an answer.

Even if you took an undergraduate degree that specialised in AI, it's unlikely that you'll graduate and jump straight into an AI role. What you'll learn on a degree (Bachelors or Masters) is unlikely to be enough to make you highly desirable, if at all employable in a specialist field like AI. The assumption with these sorts of things tends to be that you'll be doing lots of your own research and generally building out your experience. So to some extent, the impact is going to be quite small.

In terms of how deep any of the courses actually go, that's not something we can really help with. Your need to look at the course content of any degrees you are considering to make that decision. You might look at a Bachelors and Masters, see they both start with an introduction to AI module and decide that the Masters is a waste for example.

On the whole, AI is a new enough field that employers aren't expecting specific degrees. They're not expecting you to have done a Masters and gained a ton of knowledge from that. Some might specify that it's preferable but in many cases an employer is going to care about your knowledge and experience more than the name of your degree.
0
reply
X

Quick Reply

Attached files
Write a reply...
Reply
new posts

All the exam results help you need

1,000

people online now

225,530

students helped last year
Latest
My Feed

See more of what you like on
The Student Room

You can personalise what you see on TSR. Tell us a little about yourself to get started.

Personalise

University open days

  • University of Dundee
    Undergraduate Open Day Undergraduate
    Mon, 26 Aug '19
  • University of Aberdeen
    General Open Day Undergraduate
    Tue, 27 Aug '19
  • Norwich University of the Arts
    Postgraduate (MA) Open Day Postgraduate
    Sat, 31 Aug '19

Do you have grade requirements for your sixth form/college?

At least 5 GCSEs at grade 4 (65)
14.51%
At least 5 GCSEs at grade 5 (69)
15.4%
At least 5 GCSEs at grade 6 (84)
18.75%
Higher than 5 GCSEs at grade 6 (181)
40.4%
Pass in English and Maths GCSE (21)
4.69%
No particular grades needed (28)
6.25%

Watched Threads

View All