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What will I learn?

Looking to take your programming skills to the next level? Our MSc in Software Engineering is designed to provide the advanced skills and knowledge you’ll need to develop your career in this in-demand global industry.

Course Details

The MSc in Software Engineering offers graduates with a background in computing and programming the opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of advanced software methodologies. This intensely practical course supports and encourages you to hone your creative thinking, problem-solving and decision-making skills through the use of realistic scenarios inspired by the industry experience of our tutors and professional software engineering contacts.

You’ll have the opportunity to study the latest methodologies and development techniques and deepen your understanding of approaches such as design patterns and contemporary software engineering practices. We’ll support you as you acquire the capacity to adapt and learn new skills ready to respond as the software engineering industry evolves throughout your career. Since software engineering is an international business unconstrained by geographical area, you’ll also explore issues such as localisation within application development.

The programme has been designed collaboratively with industrial partners, giving you the chance to equip yourself with professional skills, and understand the ethical and environmental issues you’ll encounter in your professional life.

You’ll also be encouraged to prepare for your postgraduate career with coursework designed to help you develop sophisticated intellectual capabilities in research, critique, synthesis and innovation, and enhance essential skills such as group working and report writing.

Career opportunities

The MSc in Software Engineering is aimed at computer science graduates and experienced professional programmers and investigates complex software systems, methodologies, measures and tools that can be used in the software engineering process. As a software engineer, duties can include producing project requirements, writing algorithms, coding, testing, deployment or maintenance.

As a graduate of this programme, you’ll possess a wide range of technical skills such as software reuse, agile development, design patterns and software architecture. You’ll also be able to demonstrate a range of transferable skills, including advanced IT skills, analytical skills, communication, creativity and innovation, independence, logic, numeracy, project management and organisation.

Which department am I in?

Computing

Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
£12,950.00 (US$ 15,679) per year
This is a fixed fee
Start date

19 September 2022

Venue

University of Bolton

Deane Road,

Bolton,

BL3 5AB, England

Entry requirements

For international students

The standard entry requirement for the course is BSc (Hons) in Computer Science (or a related subject) or BEng (Hons) in Software Engineering, usually with a first or upper second class (2.1) classification. If English isn’t your first language you’ll also need IELTS 6.0 with no less than 5.5 in any band (or equivalent). TOEFL with an overall score of 79 for Postgraduate including 17 in Listening, 20 in Writing, 18 in Reading and 18 in Speaking.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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