Software Engineering, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
  • Tuition
    7680
    Tuition (Year)
    7680
    Tuition (Year)
  • English
    Language
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.

About

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.

Accreditation


Programme Structure

Year 1

Core Modules

  • Contemporary Practices in Information Technology
  • Measures and Models for Software Engineering
  • Software Engineering Practice and Experience

Year 2

Core Modules

  • Contemporary Practices in Information Technology
  • Measures and Models for Software Engineering
  • Software Engineering Practice and Experience

Year 3

Core Modules

  • Contemporary Practices in Information Technology
  • Measures and Models for Software Engineering
  • Software Engineering Practice and Experience

Year 4

Core Modules

  • Contemporary Practices in Information Technology
  • Measures and Models for Software Engineering
  • Software Engineering Practice and Experience
For more information, please visit the programme website.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Study intensity Part-time, Full-time
    • Intensity Flexible
    • Duration part-time 60 months

      Part-time, 2-5 years

  • Credits
    180 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Online
    • Time flexibility
      Fully structured
    • Attendance
      No Attendance
    • Teacher support
      Continuous support with feedback on request
    • Student interaction
      Individual work/assignments (with online group discussions), Online group works/assignments
  • More information Go To The Course Website

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score: 6

    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: 72

    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

  • 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.
  • If you do not have the required level of English for entry, our academic English courses can help you to achieve this level.

Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You don’t need a visa to study in this programme.

Tuition Fee Per Year

  • GBP 7680 International
  • GBP 7680 EU/EEA
  • Part time: £640 per 15 credits

Funding

There is a range of financial support available for UK and EU students. The financial support available to you depends on various different factors such as whether you choose to study full-time or part-time, where you live and whether you want to study at undergraduate or postgraduate level. 

StudyPortals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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