Software Technology, M.Sc.

  • N/A
    Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
  • Tuition
    27406
    Tuition (Full programme)
    Free
    Tuition (Full programme)
  • English (take IELTS)
    Language
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This programme focuses on development of complex software systems – large software projects featuring millions of lines of code and advacnced techniques such as web services, distributed systems, component-based development and parallel processing. This Software Technology programme is offered by Linnaeus University.

About

Within software technology you study theories, methods and tools for efficient development of complex and high-quality software. The programme emphasises both theoretical and practical aspects of software development. It prepares you for a career as professional in software engineering, specifically as a specialist in efficient development of complex software systems, but you will also have the opportunity to pursue an academic career.

During the first year of the programme (shared with the one-year master programme), you will get a solid foundation in software technology through a number of general courses in computer science at advanced level. This is supplemented by studies in scientific methods and in agile software development.

In the second year we focus on the practical aspects of software technology. We present the latest tools within software development and often do project work together with industry or research groups. The education ends with a thesis work, either in the industry or at the university.

This Software Technology programme is offered by Linnaeus University.

Career

After this programme, you will probably work as a software developer at a consultancy firm or at the IT department of a big enterprise. From that you can move on to work as a project coordinator, a software technology expert, or possibly as a manager. You will also have the opportunity to pursue an academic career, starting with a PhD education.

Degree

Master of Science (two years) with specialization in software technology. Major subject: computer science.

Programme Structure

Programme Courses

Year 1
  • Foundations of Software Technology
  • Scientific Methods in Computer Science
  • Compiler Construction
  • Agile Product Development
  • Advanced Software Design
  • Software Quality
  • Electives
Year 2
  • Applied Program Analysis
  • Selected Topics in Compiler Construction
  • Architectures for Service Based Systems
  • Adaptive Software Systems
  • Degree project at Master level

For more information, please visit the programme website.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Study intensity Full-time
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

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.

    Take IELTS test
  • Minimum required score: 575

    The TOEFL – or Test OF English as a Foreign Language – offers a paper-based test (PBT). The final, overall PBT score ranges between 310 and 677, and is based on an average taken from the three test components (listening, structure, and reading). The writing part of this test is scored separately on a scale of 0-6. Read more about TOEFL (PBT).

  • 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

General entry requirements for second-cycle studies and specific entry requirements: Bachelor Degree in Computer Science or the equivalent, and a solid practical experience of object-oriented programming. English B/6 or the equivalent.

Tuition Fee Per Full Programme

  • EUR 27406 International
  • Free EU/EEA

  • Tuition fee whole programme: SEK 260,000
  • Tuition fees do NOT apply for EU/EEA citizens or exchange students.

Funding

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