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Right i have applied to several universities and have got a choice of three course's and was wondering what would be the best route to take i.e at the end of the course what would give me the best opertunity and a good salary. the three courses are BSC (HONS) Computer science , Networking and Systems Support (G490) and Computer Games (Software Development) (W280). i know whats in the courses i just want help on what would be the best field to go into.
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I am not as informed about this as I could be,but living in Silicon Valley and in the job market I can tell what I have seen recently.Networking and system support is in high-demand...always.Every major business in the world is totally reliant on their systems,and we all know how much they get screwed up.Software development(gaming) is another great field to be in-but I see it as a field with a little less stability,as it is mostly targeted at non-essential services.Computer Science I don't really know what that covers ,so no help for you there.My suggestion is search where you would most likely be working and do a job search.That being said-do what you feel you you would enjoy the most-money isn't everything and there is nothing worse than getting up for a job everyday that you hate.If you enjoy what you are doing your life will be 100% better-regardless of how much money you make.
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Computer science = programming and development... touches on how computers work
Networking and Systems = installing and maintaining systems
Computer Games = niche programming and development


Computer science would give you the most diverse skill set.
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It was on BBC News here recently that gaming companies are moving away from candidates from gaming orientated University courses. They felt that some were too easy, some didn't teach the correct principles and most taught rather pointless languages.

They said that actually, games companies were more interested in people from harder science degree courses such as physics, someone who has proven they can do maths. They would then be taught to code and the logic behind it once in the business.

Just food for thought.
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Start with Computer Science. It's always best to start at a high-level and then focus more on a specific aspect.
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