Why I chose King’s – MSc Advanced Computing


By Luis Castillo, MSc Advanced Computing, Department of Informatics

Before joining Kings, I did an undergraduate degree in Digital Systems Engineering and worked for a year in a steel company. Some of the responsibilities I had were to develop Machine Learning algorithms, these topics are very important and have a tremendous impact on the industry. Seeing this impact, I wanted to stay updated and learn more in the area of computer science. That is why I decided to do a master’s degree.

When you start looking at the universities to do a master’s degree, you can sometimes feel frustrated, but finding the right information on the websites of the universities is a great relief. This is what happened to me. I started looking for computer science programs, and in my research came across Advanced Computing MSc at King’s College London. I looked at the programme and I discovered that the courses are very suitable for what I was looking for. I also found all the necessary information in a very organised structure. With all these things I started to investigate more about the university. I came to the conclusion that King’s is very well ranked and has an excellent informatics department.

In addition, they told me of all the different things you can do at King’s, such as joining a society, attending the different events organised by the university or even joining the squash team of the university. With all this information, I knew that King’s had all the things I needed for a full development in the academic part, but also in the recreational part.

Besides all the academic things, living in London was like a dream for me. I had had the opportunity to visit the city two years ago and I really enjoyed my stay. For me, London is like a city with a great history, but that is maintained with all the state-of-the-art technologies, which in my field is quite important. You can see that the big tech companies have campuses in London and you can interact with them, also thanks to the different events that King’s organises with them.

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