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Amongst Kings, Warwick and Manchester which is the best university in UK for Computer Science?
Original post by Swati_vats
Amongst Kings, Warwick and Manchester which is the best university in UK for Computer Science?

What criteria are you using to measure "best"? Highest student satisfaction? Highest income for graduates? Widest range of elective modules? Lowest drop-out rate? Highest percentage of 2:1 (or above) degree classifications? Something else?
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Original post by DataVenia
What criteria are you using to measure "best"? Highest student satisfaction? Highest income for graduates? Widest range of elective modules? Lowest drop-out rate? Highest percentage of 2:1 (or above) degree classifications? Something else?

1) modules offered
2) employability
are the key criteria I am looking at.
Original post by Swati_vats
1) modules offered
2) employability
are the key criteria I am looking at.

The modules (both mandatory and optional) are all listed in the course page on each university's web site, so you'll need to look through those and decide which have more appeal to you. Nobody else can tell you which modules you'd prefer to study.

In terms of "employability", the following numbers come from the Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education Survey, as published by The Uni Guide, which is completed six months after graduation.

King's: 94% employed or in further education; 83% employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial. (source)

Warwick: 99% employed or in further education; 90% employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial. (source)

Manchester: 95% employed or in further education; 87% employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial. (source)

So based on employability alone, you should choose Warwick. However, the differences in the numbers are very minor, suggesting that this should not be a key decision-making factor.
Reply 4
According to The Computer University Guide:
Overall:
1 Warwick
2 Manchester
3 Kings

Overall, they're literally one after another in positions 12, 13, and 14.

Research quality:
1 Warwick 94%
2 Manchester 90%
3 Kings 89%

Currently doing something that fits with their future plans:
1 Manchester 88%
Joint 2: Kings and Warwick 86%

Student satisfaction:
1 Kings 74%
2 Manchester 73%
3 Warwick 64%, which is the lowest of ANY UK university, which is a worry.

In reality, if it's a broadly prestigious university that has the best course/campus/people/experience for you, that's the best university for Computer Science for you.
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Reply 6
For broad 'educated public' perception which may not be remotely how employers see CS grads or reflective of what your experience might be - Warwick = Manchester >> Kings. If you are seriously interested in IB you would look very seriously at Warwick.
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