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You have six years professional experience in programming. You can probably get onto the Oxford M.Sc. in Software Engineering but the deadline is soon. If you miss it the next one is in March.


Applicants are normally expected to be predicted or have achieved a first-class or strong upper second-class undergraduate degree with honours (or equivalent international qualifications), as a minimum, in a related subject, such as computer science, informatics or engineering.

For applicants with a degree from the USA, the minimum GPA sought is 3.5 out of 4.0.

Applications are invited from anyone with sufficient experience or proven ability in software, security, or data engineering. A typical applicant will have at least two years' experience in a professional environment, and an undergraduate degree in a related subject. However, more extensive experience may compensate for a lack of formal qualifications, and a strong, immediately-relevant qualification may compensate for a lack of professional experience.

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This is interesting information, but I don't think it really answers OP's question. They're specifically asking about interesting jobs other than software engineering[0] that don't require a university education, and you're highlighting a chance to get a university education in software engineering.

[0] - "what I would do if for some reason the market for software developers would go down"

In work now so can only skim, but how long does it take to complete part time? I'm guessing you need to be on campus?

You need to be on campus for one week per module, then you have six weeks to complete your assignment, you need to complete ten modules to get the Master’s as well as attending a week long course on how to do a 15-20K word thesis based on project work.

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