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    Hi there. I've been studying an MSc conversion in CS and am finding it isn't for me as the tuition is appauling and it is moving too fast. I don't have an undergraduate degree in a science subject. I enjoy programming but would like to do something slower and less pressured, and take my time learning and understanding things, but I am a mature student and don't really want to spend 3 years doing another undergrad. Does anyone know what courses are respected by employers apart from BSc, Msc? I have tried to do extensive research online and asked the careers guidance, and there are other smaller qualifications out there say in Java, in Web technology and other languages, but I don't know if it's worth my while doing them... does anyone have any ideas about what qualifications employers may respect? I realise this is place where we are all students, but some of you may have more idea than me.

    First off, I would still recommend finish your masters. At least you got a qualification, look at college courses locally and see if they are any short intensive course in programming. Then look at networking with people in the area, maybe local programming club. Check Meetup for these networking opportunities, search for IT conference. Use British Computer society for better ideas on breaking in the industry. Programming requires bit passion to do well in it. Check a few youtube videos and use resources online. Maybe apply for IT support or testing, network your way into that specific company and branch out into software dev. Check QA roles, they are good way to get your foot on the door.
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