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    Hey there guys - quick introduction. I'm doing BTEC L3 ICT and I have no idea what to study at uni or how the whole process works...

    I know I definitely want to do something to do with computers but I'm just not sure what. Artificial Intelligence does sound cool but I don't know if I'd be able to get into it with the course I'm doing. A programming course would be cool cause I'd love to start developing applications for computers but I just don't feel like I'd be able to get in because I'm doing BTECs. If anyone could help me that'd be much appreciated!
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    (Original post by daniel1303)
    Hey there guys - quick introduction. I'm doing BTEC L3 ICT and I have no idea what to study at uni or how the whole process works...

    I know I definitely want to do something to do with computers but I'm just not sure what. Artificial Intelligence does sound cool but I don't know if I'd be able to get into it with the course I'm doing. A programming course would be cool cause I'd love to start developing applications for computers but I just don't feel like I'd be able to get in because I'm doing BTECs. If anyone could help me that'd be much appreciated!
    Hi Daniel.

    Having a BTEC rather than A levels will absolutely mean that you cannot make a competitive application for some courses. However, there are many that would consider your application (though getting DDD will obviously help). I have done a very quick search based on some universities I suspected would be open to you and uncovered the following.

    Brunel - Computer Science (Artificial Intelligence) BSc (DDD)
    Essex - Computer Science (DDM)
    Kent - Computer Science (will consider BTEC case by case)

    I will leave you to do the substantial research but just know that I found these with maybe a minute of looking. You will absolutely be able to study something pertaining to computing with your BTEC as long as you achieve well and have the requisite English & maths CGSEs.

    Best of luck.
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    (Original post by daniel1303)
    Hey there guys - quick introduction. I'm doing BTEC L3 ICT and I have no idea what to study at uni or how the whole process works...

    I know I definitely want to do something to do with computers but I'm just not sure what. Artificial Intelligence does sound cool but I don't know if I'd be able to get into it with the course I'm doing. A programming course would be cool cause I'd love to start developing applications for computers but I just don't feel like I'd be able to get in because I'm doing BTECs. If anyone could help me that'd be much appreciated!
    Hi Daniel

    There are many universities that will accept a Level 3 BTEC in IT for admission onto a Computer Science course.

    The first year of many degree courses often contain a lot of introductory modules meaning that if you have little or no experience in, for example, programming, you will quickly learn all the basic concepts ready to move onto the more complex modules in the subsequent years.

    Many students join us with similar worries of not having enough prior experience, but we've found that students are just as likely to be successful so long as they are willing to learn and take every opportunity available to them. At Cardiff Met, we ask for Merit, Merit, Merit and you can find out more information here.

    As for how to apply, many universities ask students to apply through UCAS (University and College Admissions Services). If you're applying for 2017 entry, you can create an account on UCAS Track from September 1st and apply for up to five universities. You will also be required to write a Personal Statement which is your opportunity to let the universities know why you are applying for that course and why they should accept you.

    I hope this helps and if you have any questions, just ask

    Kind regards

    Robert
 
 
 
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