I'm currently in the situation of having to choose between the two options aforementioned in the title. The field of study I look forward to pursue is Computer Science. I would say that attending a course which offers a MComp would provide me with a deeper knowledge and a more elaborate skillset which I can employ after I finish my studies. However, I also have the option of pursuing a BSc at a top-ranked university which would probably provide me a higher-quality education. Moreover, the difference regarding rank (and supposedly quality) between the two universities is not big (namely, only a few places).

To sum up, which path should I choose for my academic preparation ?

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  • Do you already have a BSc? – scaaahu Dec 21 '15 at 12:44
  • No, I'm finishing highschool this year. – Brocean Dec 21 '15 at 12:45
  • Would you please explain what you mean by to choose between the two options? Don't you have to have BSc before you are offered a choice of MComp? – scaaahu Dec 21 '15 at 12:49
  • As far as I know, I'm not required to have a BSc in order to apply for a MComp. "BSc Computer Science consists of three years of academic study, whereas the MComp consists of four years of study. Both are undergraduate courses, but MComp is a Masters-level qualification. " – Brocean Dec 21 '15 at 12:50
  • Personally, I would choose the university that has the course that I want to do. Unless it's truly a world-famous university, nobody will care in the long run which one you go to. – Simon B Dec 21 '15 at 20:13

If you can attend a top university, do so. Having other excellent students around can provide a much better learning environment--to the point that in three years at a top place you may learn as much as in four years at a more mediocre institution. If you do well, you can always do another one or two years of graduate study after your bachelor's degree.

  • But you trade in time for hat. – user80161 Sep 26 '17 at 14:12

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