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    I graduated from university over a year ago and flunked my undergrad badly. I missed my calling but after a year of working I've found I missed my calling and my degree I have is not what I want to do for life.

    I'd like to be able to program, I'm studying Python on my own at present but feel Java and C is where the money is. Plus with those languages, you need some formal qualificiations in order to earn a junior role.. so I got looking.

    I've been looking on OU and local universities for post graduate courses related to this and although there is offers in abundance of computing courses, all require a computing bachelors background or many more years of experience in the industry.

    How do I go about getting a postgraduate course under my belt heading for a masters, without this? Or am I misunderstanding what I must do as a graduate? I thought postgraduate courses were for those whom wanted to go back to uni for whatever reason.

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    Hi connorja

    Sorry to hear that your Undergraduate studies did not go well, but the silver lining is that you have now found the career that you want.

    A postgraduate degree in Computing would most likely be a MSc (masters). However, a postgraduate course is the next level up of qualification rather than "for people who want to return to their studies for whatever reason". Most unis need you to have an undergraduate level of understanding before you can do a postgraduate degree.

    It sounds like you might want to investigate the possibilities of going back to University to do another undergraduate degree, but if you choose to do this make sure you seek advice of student finance and funding.

    Good luck,

    Emma P
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