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I am going to do a foundation year in art starting this September. For my A-levels I did psychology, fine art and graphics. Over the summer, I have realised I no longer feel confident that I could be successful in pursuing art as a career. I have become interested by the idea of pursuing a career related to computer science. I recently started learning lua by taking an online course, and already have some html knowledge. If I want to go to university for computer science, and am willing to put in as much work as I need to in order to make it happen, what would I need to do? Should I/would I be able to do A-level computer science?
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Computer science is not a programming degree or software engineering degree. It also has the highest unemployment rate of any university subject in the UK.

What sort of career are you thinking of going into?
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For computer science, maths is so important. Although computer science has the highest unemployment as pointed out already, that's because many old polytechnics offer it but do not offer other degrees such as mathematics. Have you got any maths experience?
That isn’t the reason for the high unemployment. The research has actually found that it is mainly due to the lack of practical experience and work placements available in academic courses.
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I am going to do a foundation year in art starting this September. For my A-levels I did psychology, fine art and graphics. Over the summer, I have realised I no longer feel confident that I could be successful in pursuing art as a career. I have become interested by the idea of pursuing a career related to computer science. I recently started learning lua by taking an online course, and already have some html knowledge. If I want to go to university for computer science, and am willing to put in as much work as I need to in order to make it happen, what would I need to do? Should I/would I be able to do A-level computer science?
Have you considered something like web design or game design?
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I wasn't aware of this research, I was basing my reply off of old research. Would you please provide a reference to your source? thank you
https://assets.publishing.service.go...loyability.pdf

No recommendations to improve the maths links/requirements I’m afraid.

Could you link me to your source research?
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I certainly can, the title of the paper is as follows with a link:
The effect of university attended on graduates’ labour market prospects: A field study of Great Britain
https://www.sciencedirect.com/scienc...72775716301145 .

I must admit this study was done for BSc not only on Computer Science and as such your (more in date government study) should be treated as a better source. My conclusion came from the implication of my study with that of the low employment prospects and that universities higher on the tables tend to have a greater focus on mathematics. Which would imply that by learning mathematics you have a higher chance of getting into a higher-ranked university and thus, a higher employment probability.
Computer science employment and economics employment markets are very different.

A good proportion of econ graduates aim at investment banking careers (where there’s a baked in preference for “prestige” in university attended - mainly due to job application filtering for tariff points).
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