I completed my Ba in German and Spanish a year ago and traveled for a short while afterwards. My interest in the academic aspects of languages waned in the final few years of my BA and due to lack of enthusiasm I only attained a 2.2. (Despite still having a love for languages in general, but only the 'speaking them' side).
I am interested in a conversion course to Computer Science for which I have seen many courses which offer places to students who have bachelors degrees in areas other than computer science and are open also to those with a 2.2 and above. My question is, has anyone completed one of these conversion courses and are they at all valued by employers, I say this because I had (perhaps naively) always viewed Masters level qualifications as being 'higher level', 'more intensive workload' and 'the next step up from Bachelors', but naturally a conversion course in computer science surely cannot begin at a level higher than bachelors when it is aimed at those with minimal actual programming experience or experience in other areas of computer science.
Many job boards I have been browsing often ask for a minimum of a good BSc Computer science, but I have also come across jobs many times which add the line, "Or a higher level qualification such as an MSc Computer Science or Software Engineering".
I'm wondering what this means, as I had noticed it before in areas surrounding my German and Spanish bachelors, wherein a one-year MA conversion course could be seen as being worth the equivalent of 4 years at bachelors level, so much so that the 1 year MA is sometimes satisfactory as a replacement for the BA/BSc altogether. (Which to me doesn't make complete sense for obvious reasons, unless the MA is SIGNIFICANTLY HARDER).
I'm now wondering what employers feel about this, as I am interested in going ahead with a Comp-sci MSc but only want to pursue it if it is going to valued by employers despite my not having a BSc in the same subject. University websites can often be quite deceptive here, and will often read something like, "our computer science graduates go on to work for Microsoft, IBM and other succesful technology companies....etc etc." but do not differentiate between those who studied at bachelors and those at postgraduate level.
If I did want to break into the IT industry as a change of career, is the postgraduate MSc course worth it?
...or just paranoid?