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Old 07-14-2010, 10:17 AM   #11
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Why the need to get a master's anyways? You're from the UK? Not sure what the job market is like over there. If you really think you NEED a masters to get a job, then by all means if it's worth it to you then do it.

However, you already have a computer science degree. Game programming is all about what you can do, and less about education. It looks like you just need to start doing more game oriented programming and design, build a portfolio, blah blah blah.

Just start mastering C++ now, on your own. Start programming games. You have the capability. And when you burn out of the industry you can easily apply for non-game related software development jobs.

p.s. hows the pool of C++ talent in the UK? I've been told it's not the greatest in the US, hard to find a really good C++ programmer in a lot of markets, thus REALLY proficient C++ programmers tend to get top choice in positions.
Hi, thanks for your thought on the issue, may I ask. Assuming I do not take a Master's degree can't I still be able to apply for any Computer related Jobs out there (with just my BSc in CS) , if so how does a Master's Degree in a specific area such as Games Programming ruin the chances of getting a job in another field / changing to another field of work if I want to.

Also, I understand the whole idea of the Job market for games programmer in UK, but I must mention I am not from the UK, I just studied over there, thus I can decide to move around the world , preferably from my experience the States / Canada, where the Job Market is much better. but thats aside.... Thanks for your time.
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Old 07-14-2010, 02:07 PM   #12
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how does a Master's Degree in a specific area such as Games Programming ruin the chances of getting a job in another field / changing to another field of work if I want to.
It shouldn't.
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Old 07-14-2010, 02:48 PM   #13
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It shouldn't.
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Old 07-15-2010, 01:17 AM   #14
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Also, when you say BSc in IT or Computer Application, 1st let me say I do not know specifically what you mean by Computer Application but I am guess the Course is to do with Computers on the surface and maybe you wont be taught more advanced stuffs. As for the BSc in IT, (no disrespect i Finally, if you plan on going to the Gaming industry, I think for a BSc, your best bet is Computer Science / S.E / Maths / Physics (I have seen some application requiring just about an Engineering degree). I'm also new to this forum, so am not too such if it's illegal to post a link here, so if the moderator of the site feel I have offended the Law of the site, I apologize & would not break it in the future.
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Thanks for the Information. I've to research about the available courses. And I am still confused About The IT course. I can't fully understand about the scope of IT and the type of jobs that will be offered for it. thanks anyways.
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Old 07-18-2010, 09:48 AM   #15
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how does a Master's Degree in a specific area such as Games Programming ruin the chances of getting a job in another field / changing to another field of work if I want to.
Not one bit. The Education section on a resume quickly becomes irrelevant as you grow older and actually gain real job experiences. 10 years from now the focus of your resume will be experience gained from previous, related job(s). No one will care where you went to school at that point.

I just think master game degrees are a waste. But that's just my opinion.
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Old 07-23-2010, 02:01 AM   #16
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Can anyone reply to my post please.. about the IT Scopes.
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Old 07-23-2010, 09:50 AM   #17
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Can anyone reply to my post please.. about the IT Scopes.
What is your question? And why are you asking? Please phrase question very clearly and succinctly.
If it isn't about Masters degrees, then you should start a new thread (since this thread is about Masters degrees).
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Old 07-28-2010, 12:02 AM   #18
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sorry .. ok i will make a new thread.
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Old 11-26-2010, 03:50 PM   #19
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hey

i was just readin through the conversation.

I m planning on applying for Msc Computer Gaming in the UK

I would like to know what is the likeliness for an international student specifically from India getting a job there ??
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Old 11-26-2010, 08:19 PM   #20
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I would like to know what is the likeliness for an international student specifically from India getting a job there ??
That depends entirely on you. If you get your Masters in the UK but don't make a spectacular portfolio, the likelihood is extremely low. If you get your Masters in the UK and do make a spectacular portfolio, the likelihood is higher (but nobody can put a probability percentage on that). And it goes even higher if you do a lot of work studying the work visa requirements and planning accordingly.
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