Humayun786
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I'm currently a first year Maths student at the university of Manchester, and I am wondering if it's worth transfering to a joint maths and computer science degree?

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1. The reasons I'm considering it is because I want to go into the tech industry, and I feel computer science will help with that a lot.
2. I enjoy coding and maths a lot


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1. I don't want to go through another year of university
2. I'll leave all my friends in my course
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I say do it it sounds like such a good opportunity🙂 I don’t know you and how you might handle making new friends but it’s not necessarily a bad thing ! There will be a lot of demand for computer science in future so if you don’t want to be saying what if I did it? then I say go for it! Good luckk
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I was in a similar position to you. I loved coding after my first year of a non-computer science degree. The way I see it is that you have 3 options.
-Stay on the course ( apply for internships, learn coding on side)
-Do the double honours with an extra year
-Do you current degree then IFF, you need to, you can do a masters in computer science.

Since your doing maths, you can always learn coding on the side and then finish your degree but just apply for a coding job.

That's what I am doing. I did economics at university and I don't have any problems with getting interviews for full-time jobs and internships for top tech companies/banks(as a software engineer)

Personally, I will tell you to carry on with maths as long as you don't hate it. Your degree choice doesn't really mean much.In fact, in a lot of companies, software engineers are not even just computer science students but STEM students in general.
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(Original post by Mathswizard789)
I was in a similar position to you. I loved coding after my first year of a non-computer science degree. The way I see it is that you have 3 options.
-Stay on the course ( apply for internships, learn coding on side)
-Do the double honours with an extra year
-Do you current degree then IFF, you need to, you can do a masters in computer science.

Since your doing maths, you can always learn coding on the side and then finish your degree but just apply for a coding job.

That's what I am doing. I did economics at university and I don't have any problems with getting interviews for full-time jobs and internships for top tech companies/banks(as a software engineer)

Personally, I will tell you to carry on with maths as long as you don't hate it. Your degree choice doesn't really mean much.In fact, in a lot of companies, software engineers are not even just computer science students but STEM students in general.
Hey thank you for your reply that sounds great. I was just wondering is there any good online material I could use to self teach? (Preferably free)
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(Original post by Humayun786)
Hey thank you for your reply that sounds great. I was just wondering is there any good online material I could use to self teach? (Preferably free)
Free:
-Freecodecamp on youtube (then do your own projects)
-Leetcode(this is for programming interview questions, but its also good to practise coding), start with the easy questions though

Paid:
Udemy(10 to 15 pounds on offer. only buy on offer)
= https://www.udemy.com/course/java-th...eloper-course/
= https://www.udemy.com/course/python-...eloper-course/

Those are the resources I used a lot. But also youtube/ stack overflow

The way you learn is by quickly going through courses(enough to understand it) then doing your own projects as this is where you learn the most.
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