Wrexham Glyndwr University - MSc in Computer Science (£6,000, No Bachelor's required)

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  1. nomaduser

    nomaduser Active Member

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  2. bernieyeater

    bernieyeater Member

    Would this degree be recognized in the USA?
     
  3. SteveFoerster

    SteveFoerster Resident Gadfly Staff Member

    I can't think of any reason it wouldn't be.
     
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  4. bernieyeater

    bernieyeater Member

    Would like to teach some business and computer classes at the community college level and am looking for the cheapest Masters opton
     
  5. nomaduser

    nomaduser Active Member

    It'll be recognized if you explain what this school is about.
    However, there'll be some employers who will find its name kinda funny.
     
  6. SteveFoerster

    SteveFoerster Resident Gadfly Staff Member

    Americans can be awfully provincial. Even though there's nothing wrong with universities like that, you may be better off staying closer to home. Moreover, depending on where you are the competition even for adjunct spots at community colleges can be fierce.
     
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  7. Johann

    Johann Well-Known Member

    Yes, but so can some of us (Canadians) This perfectly good school, Wrexham Glyndwr, was chosen for "worst university name" a while ago:
    https://www.degreeinfo.com/index.php?threads/worst-university-name.31405/page-7#post-536632

    Shakespeare wrote Owain Glyndwr into one of his plays - Henry IV Pt. 1. Under the English misspelling - Owen Glendower, of course. Saw it (Stratford Ontario) around 1958. Good production. As good, in fact, as any I saw in Stratford, England - Shakespeare's birthplace. Lovely town - nice theatre - but not as nice (or Globe-like) as the one in Stratford Ontario.
     
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  8. SteveFoerster

    SteveFoerster Resident Gadfly Staff Member

    At least in the States you can say, "It's like Bryn Mawr, except actually in Wales." :)
     
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  9. Johann

    Johann Well-Known Member

    Just occurred to me - an American you may well remember was in the cast of that performance I saw in Stratford Ontario in 1958. The late Jason Robards Jr. - who was a young man of about 33 then, played Hotspur. We were a high-school audience, in town for the day and Mr. Robards was kind enough to field our questions about the production, after the performance. I'm sure I wasn't the only one who became a Jason Robards Jr. fan early in his career.
     
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  10. SteveFoerster

    SteveFoerster Resident Gadfly Staff Member

    Whoa! Reminds me that I've never seen "All the President's Men" and probably should.
     
  11. xorben

    xorben New Member

    Hi,

    I assigned to Glyndwr this year because of this thread. So thanks for the hint :)

    About the Assignment:
    1. Language
    I am not an English native Speaker, so Glyndwr need some sort of verification. I had a phone call about this. Was ok...
    Since I had a few years with customers with English as corporate language, they wanted me to mention that in my resume. So I didn't need any certification.

    2. No Bachelor
    At this moment, I am having ten years of work experience. This seems to be enough to skip the 360CP of a BSc. I do have a german "Facharbeiter" Degree for technical informatics, which could be called something like an Associate Degree + 45CP of a Certificate.
    This means, you have to write a complete resume with all degrees in it.

    The Course
    1. Two Years till Degree
    Since I have to work and feed my family, I will not make it in two years. I mentioned this and the answer was, that they do no expect to make it in two years. So here is the road through Master.
    You have to pass 11 Modules. Ten Module has 15CP and the Thesis has 30CP, will take about 18h/Week and the duration will be 8 Weeks for each module. One Module will cost 500 GBP. You have to buy vouchers in there shop. You can Buy one large 6K GBP Voucher for the whole Course or 500 GBP Vouchers Module by module. Every bought Module has one free resit.

    And you can pause the course for free for 8 Weeks. As far, as I understood, you can do two pauses in a row max. And there will be a limit for the whole Course. But they did not mentioned that. (And I forgot to ask, shame on me)

    2. Class Room
    The Learning Env will be Canvas. There are seminars. But it seems not to be mandatory. AFAIK you do not have to associate with the community. Which is nice for me, because I am sociophobic ;-)
     
  12. xorben

    xorben New Member

    My colleagues mostly think, the name sounds like an area in middle earth and the heraldic is from Harry Potter.
     
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  13. bookazine

    bookazine New Member

    Can anyone share their experience with this program? I’m thinking of enrolling and looking to find out more about the courses, workload, etc.
     
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  14. xorben

    xorben New Member

    Hi,

    I do my work 8pm till 10pm only Mo.-Fr.
    On weekend I only work for my Assignments.

    Eg. for the introduction, you do a module for critical writing (writing scientific papers), where you have to do two assignments. First is 1000 Words, second 2000 Words.
    To get an A grade in the second Assignment, you need to have 40 scientific and acurate sources.
     
  15. D.man15

    D.man15 New Member

    @xorben Can you continue to keep us informed and updated on how your journey throughout this course is going. Especially your more technical courses, this is another course I'm considering. Thanks!
     

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