Taught course

Software Engineering

Institution
Oxford Brookes University · Department of Computing and Communication Technologies
Qualifications
MScPGDipPGCertMSc with Placement

Entry requirements

You should normally hold a first degree equivalent to at least a British lower second-class bachelor’s degree in a computing-related subject. If your first degree is not in computing but you have worked in the computing industry you can also be considered.

For entry to the Postgraduate Certificate Research Project you should provide evidence of experience in research and study methods at an appropriate level.

English language requirements

If the first language is not English, evidence is required of either -

  • a minimum IELTS score of 6.0 with an IELTS score of 6.0 or greater in the reading and writing component

  • OR

  • an equivalent English language qualifications acceptable to the University.

Months of entry

September

Course content

Accredited by the British Computer Society.

Our BCS accredited MSc in Software Engineering will equip you to begin a career, or undertake further study in this important and exciting area.

The most complex engineering artefacts are now software systems. It is important that software should be of high quality; built on schedule, without error and safe. You will combine scientific and engineering principles with sound practice. And ensure the production of high-quality, reliable software that performs as it is designed to.

The course will provide you with:

  • an understanding of software engineering principles (and their application)
  • design skills
  • knowledge of good management practice
  • computing science
  • mathematical formalism.

Our teaching is informed by state-of-the-art research being undertaken in the department. You'll have the opportunity to work with internationally renowned academics. As well as alongside members of our Dependable Systems Research Centre.

Information for international students

Pathways courses for international and EU students

We offer a range of courses to help you meet the entry requirements for your postgraduate course and also familiarise you with university life in the UK.

Take a Pre-Master's course to develop your subject knowledge, study skills and academic language level in preparation for your master's course.

If you need to improve your English language, we offer pre-sessional English language courses to help you meet the English language requirements of your chosen master’s course.

Fees and funding

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • PGDip
    full time
    6 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    18 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • PGCert
    full time
    3 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    6 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • MSc with Placement
    full time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    36 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

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Enquiries
Email
query@brookes.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0) 1865 484848