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anyone graduated from online MSc in Comp Sci? what was your experience?
Is there an option to graduate on campus?

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Yeah I also would like to hear comments / opinions about this course.
As I am almost about to sign up on the Bath one due to lack of info on this York one.
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I can't find a reference to when the course was launched, but I don't think it's been running quite long enough to have graduates (I haven't seen posts from anyone on here who's done more than half of it). There's a small sub-reddit on the course here: https://www.reddit.com/r/YorkOnlineMScCS/ and opinions on this larger thread here: https://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/sho....php?t=5801788. The reviews range from "bad" to "average" and I can't recall reading a review that was overall positive. The people who rated it "average" mostly seemed to be interested in adding a line to their CV, for which it serves a purpose (if you make it to the end - I've heard drop out rates are high).

After researching all the options, I chose the Bath course (https://online.bath.ac.uk/online-cou...mputer-science) as the reviews I've seen for it (admittedly not many) were all positive and I decided it was worth the extra £5000. I haven't started yet so can only offer first impressions, but the admissions team at Bath have been great throughout the process, whereas York didn't seem to have any interest in recruiting me as a student (no response to my initial request for information and a phone call about a month after my second attempt, by which time I'd already accepted a place at Bath). Bath took less than a week to come back to me with an unconditional offer after I submitted my application (which is really impressive given that the Bath course requires a personal statement). There's plenty of information about the course via online webinars here (sign-in required): https://www.gotostage.com/channel/un...nline-webinars. Two other good indicators that Bath care about their course and online students are that they changed the cryptography module to a cybersecurity one last month based on student feedback, and they're also going to release another webinar on 6 Mar to cover the first two modules in more detail. Also, the Bath course will involve an optional graduation ceremony on campus.
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I can't find a reference to when the course was launched, but I don't think it's been running quite long enough to have graduates (I haven't seen posts from anyone on here who's done more than half of it). There's a small sub-reddit on the course here: https://www.reddit.com/r/YorkOnlineMScCS/ and opinions on this larger thread here: https://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/sho....php?t=5801788. The reviews range from "bad" to "average" and I can't recall reading a review that was overall positive. The people who rated it "average" mostly seemed to be interested in adding a line to their CV, for which it serves a purpose (if you make it to the end - I've heard drop out rates are high).

After researching all the options, I chose the Bath course (https://online.bath.ac.uk/online-cou...mputer-science) as the reviews I've seen for it (admittedly not many) were all positive and I decided it was worth the extra £5000. I haven't started yet so can only offer first impressions, but the admissions team at Bath have been great throughout the process, whereas York didn't seem to have any interest in recruiting me as a student (no response to my initial request for information and a phone call about a month after my second attempt, by which time I'd already accepted a place at Bath). Bath took less than a week to come back to me with an unconditional offer after I submitted my application (which is really impressive given that the Bath course requires a personal statement). There's plenty of information about the course via online webinars here (sign-in required): https://www.gotostage.com/channel/un...nline-webinars. Two other good indicators that Bath care about their course and online students are that they changed the cryptography module to a cybersecurity one last month based on student feedback, and they're also going to release another webinar on 6 Mar to cover the first two modules in more detail. Also, the Bath course will involve an optional graduation ceremony on campus.
York course has been running 2 years so far.

I got same impression. Bath chased me straight away. York took 2 weeks to call me.
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Hi all,

anyone graduated from online MSc in Comp Sci? what was your experience?
Is there an option to graduate on campus?

Please share...

Thanks
Hi there,

I've spoken to the Graduation team about whether online students can graduate on campus and this was their response:

"Students on our online programmes will be invited to attend graduation on campus in the same way as any other student. The only thing that might be worth flagging is that if they are from overseas, they will need to arrange a visa to do so. They can get help and advice about this from the Student Hub."

Hope this helps and if you have any further questions about York, please let me know.

Steph
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awesome thanks Steph!
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awesome thanks Steph!
Happy to help!
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