Software Engineering, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
  • Tuition Fee
    20150 GBP/year
    Tuition fee
    7650 GBP/year
    Tuition fee
  • English
    Language
University rank #80 (WUR) ,
The Masters in Software Engineering at the University of Glasgow provides you with a thorough grounding in professional software development, together with experience of conducting a development project, preparing you for responsible positions in the IT industry.

About

Why this programme
  • The School of Computing Science is consistently highly ranked achieving 2nd in Scotland and 10th in the UK
  • You will have opportunities to meet industrial speakers who contribute to our professional skills & issues course. Employers also come to make recruitment presentations, and often seek to recruit our graduates during the programme.
  • The School of Computing Science is a member of the Scottish Informatics and Computer Science Alliance (SICSA). 
  • You will have opportunities to meet employers who come to make recruitment presentations, and often seek to recruit our graduates during the programme.
  • You will benefit from having 24-hour access to a computer laboratory equipped with state-of-the-art hardware and software.

Career prospects

After graduating from the the Masters in Software Engineering at the University of Glasgow you will be particularly well qualified for responsible software development positions, not only in the IT sector but also in many other sectors such as education, engineering, health services, financial services, government, manufacturing, retail, and transport. You will also be well qualified to proceed to a PhD in computing science.

Programme Structure

Core courses
  • Enterprise cyber security
  • IT architecture
  • Research methods and techniques
  • Safety critical systems
  • Masters team project.
Optional courses
  • Advanced networking and communications
  • Advanced operating systems
  • Algorithmics
  • Artificial intelligence
  • Big data: systems, programming and management
  • Computer architecture
  • Computer vision methods and applications
  • Cryptography and secure development
For more information, please visit the programme website.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 24 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
Check if you match the admission requirements

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score (Grade B2):

    176

    The CAE test – or the Cambridge Advanced English – is an exam for applicants who wish to get a Certificate in Advanced English. To receive the Advanced certificate, test-takers must score between 142 and 210 on the Cambridge English: Advanced test. Read more about CAE.

    Note: degree programmes and applications may require a more specific minimum score for admission.

  • Minimum required score:

    90

    The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

  • A minimum of a 2.1 Honours degree or equivalent (eg GPA 3.0 or equivalent) with computing as a major subject.

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Tuition Fee

  • International

    20150 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 20150 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    7650 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7650 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.

Home and EU:

  • Part time 20 credits £850

Funding

  • School of Computing Science: International Excellence Awards
  • University of Electronics Science and Technology China
  • Chongqing University
  • UoG SIT Alumni Scholarship
  • College of Science and Engineering Deans' Award
  • College of Science and Engineering Graduate School
  • University of Glasgow/Glasgow International College Achievement Award
  • University International Leadership Scholarship
  • Alumni Discount

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