My instinct is that they are doing this so that if you achieve the stated qualifying time then you should get in if you apply. So in a practical sense, if that is the goal, the changes won’t make a big difference. Time will tell …

Professor of Computer Science at University College Dublin. Focus on AI/ML and recommender systems, with applications in e-commerce, media, and health.

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