Taught course

Professional Software Development

Institution
Ulster University · School of Computing
Qualifications
MSc

Entry requirements

  • A second class honours degree or better from a university of the United Kingdom or the Republic of Ireland, from the Council for National Academic Awards, the National Council for Educational Awards, the Higher Education and Training Awards Council, or from an institution of another country which has been recognised as being of an equivalent standard; or
  • An equivalent standard (normally 50%) in a Graduate Diploma, Graduate Certificate, Postgraduate Certificate or Postgraduate Diploma or an approved alternative qualification; and
  • You must satisfy the General Entrance Requirements for admission to a first degree course and hold a GCSE pass in English Language and Mathematics at grade C or above (or equivalent).

Months of entry

September

Course content

The growth of the ICT industry has been identified as a top priority for the Northern Ireland Executive. According to Invest NI, Northern Ireland is the leading foreign direct investment region in Europe for software development and IT technical support centres. There are more than 900 companies in the ICT sector and many of these are international organisations.

The majority of new jobs have been in knowledge industries particularly ICT including software development, software testing and funds administration.

It is against this backdrop that we offer this course to graduates in subjects other than computing as an opportunity for career change, to enable them to exploit the opportunities for personal and professional development offered by this burgeoning sector.

Information for international students

English language requirements - The minimum requirement for this course is academic IELTS 6.0 with no band score less than 5.5.

Qualification and course duration

MSc

full time
12 months

Course contact details

Name
School of Computing and Intelligent Systems
Email
compeng@ulster.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)28 7167 5382