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Why bother with a post grad course - waste of time? 17-10-2016
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    I've read that there are three possible routes for the first year
    Can anyone advise me on what route to take, I have some programming experience in C# but I'm not sure if it is enough, is the difference between the routes huge

    I'll be starting CompSci this year too at UoG, I've been to a couple of open days so far and as far as I'm aware there are only 2 routes.

    1) Prior programming experience
    2) No prior programming experience.

    If you have a fair grasp of C# you might be fine going with option 1. With that being said I asked one of the lecturers, if for example I learned python throughout the summer holiday and became comfortable with it, would she recommended going with option 1? Surprisingly she actually said that would be a bad idea and it'd probably be best to start from scratch. Most likely due to picking up bad habits while self-studying I'd imagine. After the first 6 months of the "easy" option I was told you should be caught up with the other class though.
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