Hi All,

I am currently doing a degree through the Open University. it's a BSc (Hons) in Computing and IT (Software) which is the closest they offer to a full on software engineering degree.

Anyway, I'm not having any second thoughts about it or anything like that, but I was wondering if a degree is going to make that much difference when it comes to applying for jobs when I'm already employed as a developer.

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    If you're in the UK, it depends on what you want to do. Jobs programs will definitely keep you employed sans degree. It just won't be stellar employment.
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    Plenty of people without a degree earning more money. Later on it's more the experience you accumulate and if you can sell yourself well.
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    It depends, it can't hurt to have. You may find at some places you need it to get your foot in the door. I had an interview at a place once and they knew I didn't have a degree. Then they didn't hire me, because I don't a degree
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    Thanks all, that's kind of what I suspected would be the case.

    I'm doing it more for personal development as much as career development, and I guess that even just studying will help to show potential employers that I am willing to better myself and can commit to degree level study etc.
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