I am also going to apply to a CS conversion course starting next year. First of all, I do not recommend the University of Kent as my friend started studying there doing the CS conversion course and she has had a horrible experience so far.
I am thinking of applying to UCL (hopefully get a scholarship there), Bristol, Birmingham and one of Birkbeck, Newcastle, Liverpool or East Anglia. I have limited funds and I am from the EU so I need to carefully consider my options. Also, almost all unis have drastically increased the tuition fees from 2017-8 to 2018-9 which is quite painful to watch.
As for my background, I finished my BA in French and English Language this year which it is completely unrelated to CS but I do have a first class degree at least. Also, I have the equivalent of an A-level in IT and Mathematics but that was from 2009. I started learning front end development this summer and currently I am doing a Udacity Developer Scholarship and hopefully soon a Front End Developer Nanodegree.
Also, which unis have better reputation from my list? Rankings are one thing but I would rather hear something real and personal. Or even some gossips xD anything really...
I just submitted my application to the UCL conversion degree. I will be applying to the Birmingham course shortly. UCL still have a lot of places apparently, according to the course administrator.
I was just wondering about peoples backgrounds on this course in terms of undergraduate degree and work experience. I have a degree in financial economics and I have heard of people coming from an art background being accepted to the course.
So my question is, if you have applied to, or received an offer from, or have taken the UCL course, what is your background and how much coding experience do you have?
BSc financial economics from Birkbeck College. Approximately 5-6 months of coding. have taken several online coding/programming courses including a python machine learning course, andrew ng's coursera machine learning course, and harvard's CS50x. I would highly reccomend cs50x as an introduction to computer science. I found it very engaging, interesting and enjoyable.
This may sound silly, but has anyone ever thought of potentially completing the conversion course then advancing to the advanced comp. sci degree immediately afterwards? I am considering doing this in the future, Liverpool replied to my query and said it was possible if the grades were satisfactory. I didn't get a reply from other universities yet, but I only recently emailed them recently, (Friday).