MSc Software Development at QUB

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Hi everyone, I've just finished my undergrad MSci in Physics at Queen's and hold an offer for the MSc Software Development course but have a few questions regarding it:

1. Would it be better to defer my offer for a year and self-teach myself some programming ahead of the course? I know some C and Python but nothing overly substantial

2. What are the hours like in the course, and are there generally lectures every day or are some days free?

The two questions are loosely related, as I'm mainly wondering whether or not I should defer for a year and teach myself a decent foundation in software development, or if there is enough time on the course for independent study to supplement the course as needed - thanks!
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(Original post by Anonymous)
Hi everyone, I've just finished my undergrad MSci in Physics at Queen's and hold an offer for the MSc Software Development course but have a few questions regarding it:

1. Would it be better to defer my offer for a year and self-teach myself some programming ahead of the course? I know some C and Python but nothing overly substantial

2. What are the hours like in the course, and are there generally lectures every day or are some days free?

The two questions are loosely related, as I'm mainly wondering whether or not I should defer for a year and teach myself a decent foundation in software development, or if there is enough time on the course for independent study to supplement the course as needed - thanks!
Hi,

I'm really sorry I can't be any help with this, as none of the students on the chat to students page actually study software development. I hope someone gets back to you on here, but I would recommend talking to a member of staff from the course to ask these questions, as they'll definitely be able to help! (Neil Anderson is listed as the course director and I'm sure he would be happy to help, his email is [email protected]).

Thanks,
Emily, Team Queen's
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(Original post by Anonymous)
Hi everyone, I've just finished my undergrad MSci in Physics at Queen's and hold an offer for the MSc Software Development course but have a few questions regarding it:

1. Would it be better to defer my offer for a year and self-teach myself some programming ahead of the course? I know some C and Python but nothing overly substantial

2. What are the hours like in the course, and are there generally lectures every day or are some days free?

The two questions are loosely related, as I'm mainly wondering whether or not I should defer for a year and teach myself a decent foundation in software development, or if there is enough time on the course for independent study to supplement the course as needed - thanks!
Apologies, I know this is late but hopefully for future reference this will help others.

1) No, the course is very much aimed at people with zero coding experience and frankly even if you've done a Physics degree with say some Matlab etc... you'll be light years ahead of everyone else on the course. There are people on the course who needed a visual guide on how to upload files 2 years ago lol. The starting point really is ground zero for this course and you soon get in to the swing of it.

2) If you do it part time lectures are normally twice a week, and full time it's 4 days, sometimes 5 depending on the semester.
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