M.Sc. Software Engineering (online) (online)

  • Online
  • Not specified
  • GBP535 per Module (International

    Tuition fee for the international students.

    GBP535 per Module (EEA

    European Economic Area tuition fee is applicable to the students from EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland.

  • English ( Take IELTS test or Find a course )
Software Engineering is the foundations of the functioning modern world. Many aspects of commerce and industry require well-engineered and reliable software to operate.
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Software Engineering is the foundations of the functioning modern world. Many aspects of commerce and industry require well-engineered and reliable software to operate.

The MSc Software Engineering (online) is designed for computer science graduates and has been popular with those looking to specialise in Software Engineering and progress their career in this direction.

The degree focuses on the key models, methodologies, measures and tools that can be used in the software engineering process equipping you and your career with the essentials for success in this field.


Our online masters programme is designed to give graduates the up-to-date skills and knowledge sought after by employers, whether in business, industry, government or research.

These courses will prepare you for a career in many areas including research, IT or software development.

Detailed Course Facts

Application deadline July for September start; November for January start
Tuition fee
  • GBP535 per module ( International

    Tuition fee for the international students.

  • GBP535 per module ( EEA

    European Economic Area tuition fee is applicable to the students from EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland.


*£535 per 15 credit module

Start date , January 2017
Credits 180 credits
Delivery mode Online
Educational variant Part-time
Intensity Flexible
Duration part-time 24 months
Part-time variant Flexible
Structure Fully structured
Student interaction Online group works/assignments
Attendance No Attendance
Teacher support Continuous support with feedback on request

Course Content

Core Modules

  • Measures and Models for Software Engineering (30 credits)
  • Software Engineering Practice and Experience (30 credits)
  • Contemporary Practices in Information Technology (15 credits)
  • Specialist project (60 credits)

Optional Modules

Choose 45 credits from:

  • Distributed Systems Security (30 credits)
  • Learner-Centred Design (30 credits)
  • Web Services (30 credits)
  • Web Scripting and Application Development (30 credits)
  • Multimedia Specification, Design and Production (30 credits)
  • Wireless, Mobile and Ad-hoc Networking (30 credits)
  • Multicast and Multimedia Networking (15 credits)
  • E-Learning Applications Development (30 credits)
  • Advanced Database (30 credits)
  • Mobile Standards, Interfaces and Applications (15 credits)
  • Interaction Design (15 credits)
  • Secure Systems Programming (15 credits)

English Language Requirements

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  • A recent 2:2 honours degree in Computer Science or equivalent (e.g. honours degree from the UK) or equivalent in Computer Science or closely-related subject.
  • Applicants who do not wholly meet these requirements, but who are considered to have the professional experience, motivation or potential to succeed at the programme, may also be accepted.

Admission to UK universities often requires that students have completed a recognized Bachelor's degree. International students should consider taking a Pre-Master to gain access to UK universities when:

  • You are considered ineligible for admission
  • You need to improve your academic, study, research or language skills
Search all Pre-Masters

Work Experience

No work experience is required.

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