M.Sc. Software Engineering (online)

  • Online
  • 12 months
  • GBP6420 per Full programme (International

    Tuition fee for the international students.

    )
    GBP6420 per Full programme (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. The The University of Hertfordshire's MSc Software Engineering 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.
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Description

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. This Software Engineering programme is offered by The University of Hertfordshire.

Why choose this course?

For more information about how online study works, funding and how to apply, please visit UH Online.

  • Gain a specialised master's degree in one year full-time or at a pace that suits you through online study
  • Flexible online learning allows you to fit study around your other commitments, without travel and accommodation costs.
  • Gain an internationally-recognised master's degree from the UK's University of Hertfordshire.
  • Benefit from the same academic standards and quality control procedures as our equivalent on campus course
  • We have an excellent track record in research, with over half of our outputs rated at world-leading or internationally excellent in REF 2014, the most recent national assessment.
Careers

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.

Teaching methods

Our online degree programmes are taught 100% online when studied independently, or supplemented by tutorial support when studied at a local study centre run by one of our online partners. Assessment is by coursework and online tests.

You will participate in the learning experience through the University's on-line learning environment, StudyNet. You will receive learning materials, take part in discussions and submit your assignments online.

Additionally, you will receive study resources such as key e-books and any specialist software. You will have access to the University's extensive online library facilities, or be able to visit in person if you so choose.

The amount of study time required is no different from that needed for an on campus programme. You should expect to spend at least 30 hours per week if studying full-time, and in proportion if part-time.

Detailed Course Facts

Start dates and application deadlines

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Tuition fee
  • GBP6420 per full programme ( International

    Tuition fee for the international students.

    )
  • GBP6420 per full programme ( EEA

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

    )
  • A typical part time study rate is 60 credits per year, based on this level of study the total cost per year will be £2140.
  • A typical full time study is 120 credits per year, based on this level of study the total cost per year will be £4280.
Credits 180
Duration full-time 12 months
Delivery mode Online
Educational variant Part-time, Full-time
Intensity Flexible
Duration part-time 60 months
Structure Fully structured
Student interaction Individual work/assignments (with online group discussions), Online group works/assignments
Attendance No Attendance
Teacher support Continuous support with feedback on request

Course Content

Year 1

Optional

  • Advanced Database
  • Contemporary Practices in Information Technology
  • Distributed Systems Security
  • E-Learning Applications Development
  • Interaction Design
  • Learner Centred Design
  • Measures and Models for Software Engineering
  • Mobile Standards, Interfaces and Applications
  • Multicast and Multimedia Networking
  • Programming and Program Design
  • Secure Systems Programming
  • Software Development Tools and Methods
  • Software Engineering MSc Project
  • Software Engineering Practice and Experience
  • Web Scripting and Application Development
  • Web Services
  • Wireless, Mobile and Ad-hoc Networking
Year 2

Optional

  • Advanced Database
  • Contemporary Practices in Information Technology
  • Distributed Systems Security
  • E-Learning Applications Development
  • Interaction Design
  • Learner Centred Design
  • Measures and Models for Software Engineering
  • Mobile Standards, Interfaces and Applications
  • Multicast and Multimedia Networking
  • Programming and Program Design
  • Secure Systems Programming
  • Software Development Tools and Methods
  • Software Engineering MSc Project
  • Software Engineering Practice and Experience
  • Web Scripting and Application Development
  • Web Services
  • Wireless, Mobile and Ad-hoc Networking
Year 3

Optional

  • Advanced Database
  • Contemporary Practices in Information Technology
  • Distributed Systems Security
  • E-Learning Applications Development
  • Interaction Design
  • Learner Centred Design
  • Measures and Models for Software Engineering
  • Mobile Standards, Interfaces and Applications
  • Multicast and Multimedia Networking
  • Programming and Program Design
  • Secure Systems Programming
  • Software Development Tools and Methods
  • Software Engineering MSc Project
  • Software Engineering Practice and Experience
  • Web Scripting and Application Development
  • Web Services
  • Wireless, Mobile and Ad-hoc Networking
Year 4

Optional

  • Advanced Database
  • Contemporary Practices in Information Technology
  • Distributed Systems Security
  • E-Learning Applications Development
  • Interaction Design
  • Learner Centred Design
  • Measures and Models for Software Engineering
  • Mobile Standards, Interfaces and Applications
  • Multicast and Multimedia Networking
  • Programming and Program Design
  • Secure Systems Programming
  • Software Development Tools and Methods
  • Software Engineering MSc Project
  • Software Engineering Practice and Experience
  • Web Scripting and Application Development
  • Web Services
  • Wireless, Mobile and Ad-hoc Networking

English Language Requirements

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Requirements

  • A recent, good bachelors degree (e.g. honours degree from the UK) or equivalent in Computer Science or closely-related subject. Plus IELTS 6.0 if your first language is not English.
  • 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
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Work Experience

No work experience is required.

More Information

Accreditation

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.

Proud

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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