Even though it’s been 3 years since my graduation, since I find many people asking me about my experience during my masters’ degree, I decided to share it here.
The AMM in City is generally an enjoyable course. You get to meet a variety of people from different areas of the industry, working in different parts of the world in a blend of cultures.
The tutors and professors are most of the times industry professionals, which means they are up to date with the latest changes, latest software, practices etc. They tend to bring their own experiences in the classroom and the part of chatting is really interesting.
The organisation by the university is great, as they have been running this course for more than a decade, so you rarely find issues with that part. Greatest convenience for this course is the way they plan the modules and the flexibility they provide to the students. It really suits our working lifestyle with last minute changes, irregular shifts etc. Most people tend to squeeze in their working week the 3 days required for each module in a very smooth manner.
I was quite disappointed by the level of the course. I was expecting a bit more out of a master’s degree. It looked to me as if it was more of exchange of ideas rather than actually learning and becoming competent on the subject. I was expecting a bit more details on the subjects and things I could not find in books. I was sad to realize that some modules are just a repetition of the books you are supposed to read beforehand.
I also found that some of the visiting professor had totally different standards to the way they mark d the assignments. And since you rarely had a professor on two modules, every assignment marking was a surprise to me.
Overall my experience was positive. My general advise is that if you want to do a master for obtaining the title, this is the one. If you want to really become an expert, this will only give an overview and the general picture.