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    Hey TSR, politics student here with an interest in programming. I'm looking for insight into whether a computer science (conversion) masters would be a good idea from the perspective of employability, primarily. Of course I am aware that it will not provide the same depth that a regular straight-from-computer science BA masters will, but a solid grounding in the subject would I suppose be reassuring.

    I do the occasional project in my own time and know very (I am sure) basic Python and Java, enough to write programs of my own like a reference generator for essays of mine. Would the Msc ultimately be beneficial to me though (subjective I realise) when it comes to employment? Any insight/experiences welcome! Thanks.
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    (Original post by Goose199)
    Hey TSR, politics student here with an interest in programming. I'm looking for insight into whether a computer science (conversion) masters would be a good idea from the perspective of employability, primarily. Of course I am aware that it will not provide the same depth that a regular straight-from-computer science BA masters will, but a solid grounding in the subject would I suppose be reassuring.

    I do the occasional project in my own time and know very (I am sure) basic Python and Java, enough to write programs of my own like a reference generator for essays of mine. Would the Msc ultimately be beneficial to me though (subjective I realise) when it comes to employment? Any insight/experiences welcome! Thanks.
    Hey,

    I would say so. If you have an interest in programming, then it may make you more employable, especially if you're applying to a place like Imperial or UCL. Having said that, Computer Science is much more than simply programming and a conversion course will include a great deal of other subjects (e.g. networking or AI).

    Have you figured out what you would like to do after getting an MSc?
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    Hey,

    I would say so. If you have an interest in programming, then it may make you more employable, especially if you're applying to a place like Imperial or UCL. Having said that, Computer Science is much more than simply programming and a conversion course will include a great deal of other subjects (e.g. networking or AI).

    Have you figured out what you would like to do after getting an MSc?
    Hi, sorry for the late reply, exams etc. Thanks for the reply. I'm looking to apply to Swansea for the far better financial aspect and closer proximity to relations of mine. From what I understand they have a fairly good department. I haven't any super specific ideas on what area of the industry I'd like to go into but I know a programming related career would be great. As I understand it the more wider theoretical knowledge will come in useful if I progress down this route, but may not be necessary for an entry level position? Of course I'd prefer to be well prepared I think.
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    (Original post by Goose199)
    Hi, sorry for the late reply, exams etc. Thanks for the reply. I'm looking to apply to Swansea for the far better financial aspect and closer proximity to relations of mine. From what I understand they have a fairly good department. I haven't any super specific ideas on what area of the industry I'd like to go into but I know a programming related career would be great. As I understand it the more wider theoretical knowledge will come in useful if I progress down this route, but may not be necessary for an entry level position? Of course I'd prefer to be well prepared I think.
    I would think so but I'll let someone more experienced with this answer.
 
 
 
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