Taught course

Software Development

Queen's University Belfast · School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

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Entry requirements

Normally a 2.2 Honours degree or above, or equivalent qualification acceptable to the University in any discipline excluding Computer Science or other similar Computing degree. In addition to the above qualification requirements, all applicants will be required to pass an aptitude test.

Months of entry


Course content

This MSc provides a year of intensive education in software engineering and is specifically designed for graduates of non-computing disciplines. Students on this conversion Masters degree will develop the technical, analytical and professional skills required to take on a range of roles within the IT industry.

Software development skills, such as programming, are essential to the advancement of most sectors within local and global economies. As a result, there is a very strong demand for software professionals. Graduates of this MSc will be able to maximise their career opportunities by offering solid software engineering skills along with the skills gained through their primary degree.

The programme aims to:

  • provide a solid understanding of software engineering principles and techniques
  • develop the ability to analyse software problems, create and evaluate software designs and develop and appropriately test software solutions
  • foster critical analysis and evaluative skills pertaining to software engineering
  • encourage students to uphold professional and ethical standards and actively engage with future technological and theoretical developments

Information for international students

Full details can be found on the Queen's University website.

Fees and funding

There is a range of funding and scholarship options available to those considering study at Queen's. Click here for more information.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    36 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Dr Darryl Stewart
+44 (0)28 9097 5439