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    Hi all,

    I'd like to do a Computer Science MSc conversion course and I'd prefer to do it abroad, preferably North America or Europe.

    The kind of course I am after is like Imperial's MSc Computer Science where the entry requirement is an undergrad degree in anything apart from computer science:
    http://www.bristol.ac.uk/study/postg...puter-science/
    http://www.imperial.ac.uk/computing/.../core-degrees/

    I have a BA in Financial Management and so this is kind of conversion course is perfect for me as I'd like to get into CS.

    Anyone have any ideas?
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    Ideas about what? If you're worried about meeting the entry requirements the website is the best place to look. If in doubt email and ask.
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    (Original post by alleycat393)
    Ideas about what? If you're worried about meeting the entry requirements the website is the best place to look. If in doubt email and ask.
    I'd like to do this kind of course but abroad, as in outside of the UK. So any ideas about where I could do a similar kind of conversion course internationally (say in the US)?
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    (Original post by KD22)
    I'd like to do this kind of course but abroad, as in outside of the UK. So any ideas about where I could do a similar kind of conversion course internationally (say in the US)?
    Do your own research. No one on here is going to do it for you. If you struggle to do your own research at this stage you certainly will struggle with doing a postgrad course.


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    Alleycat your responses are totally unhelpful.

    Firstly you couldn't even be bothered to properly and fully read the question and thought the question was about entry requirements.

    Secondly this is a student forum if you hadn't noticed. Forums enable people to seek and share information. Which is what I'm using it for.
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    (Original post by KD22)
    Alleycat your responses are totally unhelpful.

    Firstly you couldn't even be bothered to properly and fully read the question and thought the question was about entry requirements.

    Secondly this is a student forum if you hadn't noticed. Forums enable people to seek and share information. Which is what I'm using it for.
    Hi,

    I'm sorry you feel that way. I'm well aware of what the student room is for thanks. I'm one of the mods on here. However students who expect to be spoon fed, don't do their own research and don't know how to ask specific questions have a lot to learn about higher education and it's kind of our responsibility to make them aware of that (I work in higher education).

    Your OP talked about studying abroad, Imperial's course and your current qualifications and asked for any ideas. That could pretty much mean anything. Also no one on here can tell you what course to do that'll meet your requirements so unless you have a specific question about something that can't just be found by doing a basic Google search you're going to struggle to find helpful answers for your specific situation.

    Anyway I think I've said what I had to in this thread unless you have a specific question like I said before. Good luck!


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    My question is very specific, I'd like to do a "conversion course" in computer science. I've explained conversion courses are courses where prior experience in the subject is not permitted and aimed at students new to the subject. These courses are rare and having read other forum threads few people are aware that they even exist. I've provided links to similar courses as an example of courses that are considered conversion courses. After a lot of googling I've only found computer science "conversion courses" in the UK. Internet searches are difficult as its difficult to filter out standard cs courses from the results, which do require prior qualifications in the subject, of which there are thousands. Most courses don't actually state they are conversion courses in the title of the course and therefore you have to check the entry requirements of the course to understand whether it is a conversion or not. Short of going and checking out the entry requirements individually of thousands of courses worldwide it would be difficult to know what courses are available to me. I would like others who may know more to either confirm my suspicion that these kinds of courses at top universities at masters level are only available in the UK or in fact they know of courses that are similar outside of the UK.

    I don't think you fully understand the issue here, the rarity courses, the difficulty in searching for computer science conversion courses online.
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    (Original post by KD22)
    Internet searches are difficult as its difficult to filter out standard cs courses from the results, which do require prior qualifications in the subject, of which there are thousands. Most courses don't actually state they are conversion courses in the title of the course and therefore you have to check the entry requirements of the course to understand whether it is a conversion or not. Short of going and checking out the entry requirements individually of thousands of courses worldwide it would be difficult to know what courses are available to me.
    This is exactly what you need to do. It's called doing your own research. Personally I spent a good 3 months researching undergrad courses and twice that amount of time researching PhDs. Putting in the effort will pay off. You'll have to do a lot of it as a postgrad so you may as well learn how to do it now. No one on here is going to do your work for you.

    (Original post by KD22)
    I don't think you fully understand the issue here, the rarity courses, the difficulty in searching for computer science conversion courses online.
    Most specialised courses are rare so you're by no means an exception. I suggest you get over it and spend more time doing your research and less time arguing with me and making threads on here.
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    No that's not the only thing I need to do, I need to do my own research and at the same time ask others about if they can provide direction and hopefully benefit from their experiences and knowledge. That would clearly be far more efficient.
 
 
 
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