I come from a BSc in Computer Science background, and am looking into enrolling into a Masters programme.
I am considering some programmes in the UK (e.g. University of Edinburgh) and comparing them to the MSc programmes in Europe (e.g. at EPFL Switzerland). I have noticed a number of UK MSc programmes are only 1 year long, while in contrast, the European ones typically take two years (and in case of EPFL, may take some time more, due to the programme difficulty).
My question is: are 1-year UK programmes and 2-year European ones recognized as being (approximately) equal value and at the same level of education (Europe-wide or world-wide), when looking for entry-level industry positions? Of course there are other factors like the institution reputation and quality involved, but this is assuming institutions of similar quality.
I created this post to get reviews from students who had to take a similar decision and studied in one or both of those universities.
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