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    I am currently doing a BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Business, however I do not want to study business at university. I am looking at applying for Computer Science courses at university and I was wondering if I shown that I have self taught my self a lot of the correct topics and knowledge relevant to the course would I be an acceptable candidate. If not would my only other choice be doing Computer Science and business, Finance etc..

    I am looking at getting D*D*D* 420 Ucas Points.
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    (Original post by Jab90)
    I am currently doing a BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Business, however I do not want to study business at university. I am looking at applying for Computer Science courses at university and I was wondering if I shown that I have self taught my self a lot of the correct topics and knowledge relevant to the course would I be an acceptable candidate. If not would my only other choice be doing Computer Science and business, Finance etc..

    I am looking at getting D*D*D* 420 Ucas Points.
    I think your best bet would be to contact potential universities and ask them if they would accept the qualifications you have.
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    (Original post by Jab90)
    I am currently doing a BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Business, however I do not want to study business at university. I am looking at applying for Computer Science courses at university and I was wondering if I shown that I have self taught my self a lot of the correct topics and knowledge relevant to the course would I be an acceptable candidate. If not would my only other choice be doing Computer Science and business, Finance etc..

    I am looking at getting D*D*D* 420 Ucas Points.
    Yes you can study computer science.


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    (Original post by Jab90)
    I am currently doing a BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Business, however I do not want to study business at university. I am looking at applying for Computer Science courses at university and I was wondering if I shown that I have self taught my self a lot of the correct topics and knowledge relevant to the course would I be an acceptable candidate. If not would my only other choice be doing Computer Science and business, Finance etc..

    I am looking at getting D*D*D* 420 Ucas Points.

    If you haven't studied anything computer related the Uni may not accept you. UCAS points usually only count if they're in the same field. If there are courses that include a foundation year, I highly recommend applying to them, as they have very low or no entry requirements. If you sell yourself and your skills in your personal statement well enough, the University may overlook your grades. If you don't get in the uni you want on the course you want, you should do an Access to HE course, which will really help you get into University
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    (Original post by Jab90)
    I am currently doing a BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Business, however I do not want to study business at university. I am looking at applying for Computer Science courses at university and I was wondering if I shown that I have self taught my self a lot of the correct topics and knowledge relevant to the course would I be an acceptable candidate. If not would my only other choice be doing Computer Science and business, Finance etc..

    I am looking at getting D*D*D* 420 Ucas Points.
    For computer science, a lot of universities are interested in your maths ability past GCSE. If your BTEC course doesn't have a high maths content, it may not be suitable. However, if you can demonstrate you've got practical experience of some topics, some universities may consider you. The best thing to do would be to contact universities directly and see how they would view your application.

    Alternatively, you could consider doing a foundation year. Foundation years are often a route to university study for people who didn't chose the right course(s) at level 3. Lots of universities offer computer science foundation years, and you may also be able to transfer to another university once you've completed the foundation year.
 
 
 
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