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

The University of Hertfordshire
Software Engineering is the foundations of the functioning modern world. Many aspects of commerce and industry require well-engineered and reliable software to operate.



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
  • GBP 6000 Module (International)
  • GBP 6000 Module (EEA)

Tuition fee per entire program.

Start date , December 2016
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.

Work Experience

No work experience is required.

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Climbing the rankings

Out of all the universities in the world founded after 1964, the University is ranked at number 60, climbing 15 places from last year and above renowned institutions such as Aston and the University of Kent. The rankings, compiled by the Times Higher Education magazine, a global authority on higher education are based on excellence across teaching, research, citations, industry income and international outlook.


The University scored highly for the citing of its academic research on a global scale and for its international outlook and mix.

In commenting on the University's success, Professor Quintin McKellar, Vice-Chancellor, University of Hertfordshire, said: "We are delighted to have been placed so highly in the THE 100 under 50 ranking. I am particularly proud since this reflects the global successes of our graduates and the impact of our research. It is a testament to the dedication and energy of all staff at the University."

Top nine in UK

Out of the fourteen UK institutions that are mentioned in the rankings, Hertfordshire ranks in the top nine.

The 2014 Times Higher Education 100 under 50 is part of the Times Higher Education World University Rankings portfolio which is an annual ranking for universities across the globe.

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