Taught course

Professional Software Development

Ulster University · School of Computing

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


Course content

This intensive one-year Masters conversion course is aimed

at highly motivated graduates with a good honours degree in

any discipline other than computing. There is a strong demand

in the local economy and beyond for graduates with software

development skills. This course will give you the skills needed to

apply best practice in software engineering across a variety of

organisations. While the course has a particular focus on the

employment needs of the local economy, the skills and abilities

developed are easily transferred to a global stage.

You will cover topics including programming skills, computer

hardware, operating systems, professional software

development, software architecture and design, database

systems, and web-based app development.

You will be well-placed to find employment in private industry,

public sector organisations, and in research. You’ll gain the

necessary skills to work in roles such as software developers,

software testers and/or academic or commercial researchers,

as well as have the capacity.

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, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

School of Computing and Intelligent Systems
+44 (0)28 7167 5382