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Software Engineering (MSc, PGDip, PGCert)

January intake available, contact computing@uwtsd.ac.uk

This MSc programme lies within an area of growing technological change and provides advanced skills and knowledge.

Students are equipped with knowledge of the current state of the industry.
There is also an emphasis on skills for lifelong learning so that students will be able to update their skills throughout their careers.

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Tuition Fees 2021/22:
Home: £7,500
Overseas: £15,000

Reasons to choose this course

  1. Taught by staff with academic and industry qualifications.
  2. Hands-on experience with all relevant hardware and software.
  3. Learn in-depth, a range of programming concepts, data visualisation and data mining techniques to develop sophisticated and complex information systems solutions.
  4. Highly trained staff constantly update the programme to reflect the exciting, dynamic and rapidly developing computing field in today’s business environment.
  5. The programme structure was developed in conjunction with industry-leading companies.

What you will learn

Course Overview

This MSc programme delivers the theory and skills required to become proficient in advanced software engineering.

It also recognises the importance of software engineering in cloud-based computing and has been designed to meet industry needs in co-operation with several industrial partners.

The programme requires students to undertake many real-world tasks, deploying software technologies in the design and development of complex, scalable applications.

To reflect the growing demand for cloud-based applications and services, graduates of this programme will learn the latest skills in the development and deployment of cloud-based web services for large scale enterprise applications.

Module Topics

Part 1:

  • Agile Development and Software DevOps (20 credits)
  • Cloud Engineering Principles and Practice (20 credits)
  • Data Security, Governance and Compliance (20 credits)
  • Database Systems (20 credits)
  • Object-Oriented Programming (20 credits)
  • Research and Professional Development (20 credits)

Part 2:

  • Master’s Project (60 credits)

Students' work is assessed through a combination of coursework, portfolio, lab-based practical exams and written examinations.

The final mark for some modules may include one or more pieces of assessment set and completed during the module.

A written report and oral presentation assess project work. Part 2 requires the student to research and prepare an individual project of a substantial nature. 

University students who are unable to complete all aspects of Part 1 may be eligible for a Postgraduate Diploma (120 credits) or Postgraduate Certificate (60 credits). 

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Professional Accreditations

Successful completion of the Programme offers the eligibility for registration by the British Computer Society (BCS) of Chartered IT Professional (CITP) full status.

Key Information

Entry Criteria

Applicants require an Honours Degree (2.2 or above) or advanced qualification in Computer Science or cognate discipline from a UK University or recognised overseas institution or industrial experience in IT and an Honours Degree.

For International applicants, we ask that you hold an Academic IELTS test with a score of at least 6.0 (no element less than 5.5). For full information, please visit our International page.

Career Opportunities

Students on this programme develop a broad range of technical skills and will study several topics related to information systems.

The programme covers the three themes of Data Management, User Experience and Web Technologies in the computing sector.

A significant emphasis is placed on data management and the implementation of applications for manipulating information, including both database systems and web applications.

Additionally, graduates would be able to lead teams and manage projects.

It is expected that graduates would seek positions such as:

  • Project manager (within the Computing field)
  • Data analyst
  • Database administrator
  • Application developer
  • Web developer
Additional Costs

It is possible to complete this programme of study without any additional costs.

Students may wish to purchase materials for modules such as Major Project, but this is not a requirement and will have no bearing on the final grade achieved. 

Bursary / Scholarship Information

You may be eligible for funding to help support your study.  To find out about scholarships, bursaries and other funding opportunities that are available please visit our Scholarships and Bursaries section.


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Further Information

January intake available, contact computing@uwtsd.ac.uk