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Alright guys I'm confused as hell. So right now I'm doing a BTEC and I am predicted DDD/DDM. Keep in mind that I'm not the greatest mathematician, I would prefer to do a course in computing that is less math intensive which is why
I chose BSc Computing because people told me that Computer Science is more theoretical and math based. But now I looked at the course modules and I can even tell the difference.
So does anyone know what the difference between these courses. And are the career prospects better for one or the other? The courses I'm looking at are at Coventry University.
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Alright guys I'm confused as hell. So right now I'm doing a BTEC and I am predicted DDD/DDM. Keep in mind that I'm not the greatest mathematician, I would prefer to do a course in computing that is less math intensive which is why
I chose BSc Computing because people told me that Computer Science is more theoretical and math based. But now I looked at the course modules and I can even tell the difference.
So does anyone know what the difference between these courses. And are the career prospects better for one or the other? The courses I'm looking at are at Coventry University.
Generally it's more to do with marketing and less to do with massive differences in the course. In fact it's common for CS/ICT/Computing/SE students to do the same first year in most universities, and many uni's can let you switch over once you've done your 1st year. So you could do your BSc Computing, finish your 1st year, then ask to switch over to CS.

As to how mathematical a CS degree is, that really varies from university to university in the UK. A reliable guide is to look at the requirements for the course. The Coventry website isn't the best, could you add links to the course? On first glance the entry requirements for CS seem a bit higher than Computing in Coventry.
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Generally it's more to do with marketing and less to do with massive differences in the course. In fact it's common for CS/ICT/Computing/SE students to do the same first year in most universities, and many uni's can let you switch over once you've done your 1st year. So you could do your BSc Computing, finish your 1st year, then ask to switch over to CS.

As to how mathematical a CS degree is, that really varies from university to university in the UK. A reliable guide is to look at the requirements for the course. The Coventry website isn't the best, could you add links to the course? On first glance the entry requirements for CS seem a bit higher than Computing in Coventry.
Thanks for the help
Computer Science- http://www.coventry.ac.uk/course-str...-mscibsc-hons/
Computing- http://www.coventry.ac.uk/course-str...ting-bsc-hons/
The CS and Computing courses are very identical. In first year the only difference is that Computing has Mathematics for computing but CS has no math. And they both have the same entry requirements. Thats what confused me.
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Thanks for the help
Computer Science- http://www.coventry.ac.uk/course-str...-mscibsc-hons/
Computing- http://www.coventry.ac.uk/course-str...ting-bsc-hons/
The CS and Computing courses are very identical. In first year the only difference is that Computing has Mathematics for computing but CS has no math. And they both have the same entry requirements. Thats what confused me.
I would check with the uni if they allow you to switch after 1st year. If you just want to get a job after uni it won't matter too much what degree you have.
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Can I apply for MSc in Computer Science if I complete BSc in Computing?
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