Taught course

Software Systems

University of Bath · Department of Computer Science

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Entry requirements

You should have a first or strong second-class bachelor’s honours degree or international equivalent.
To apply for this course, you should have an undergraduate degree in computer science, computer science with mathematics, mathematical sciences or informatics.
We will also consider mathematics, engineering and physical sciences providing there is a computing and programming element.
We may make an offer based on a lower grade if you can provide evidence of your suitability for the degree.
If your first language is not English but within the last 2 years you completed your degree in the UK you may be exempt from our English language requirements.

Months of entry


Course content

In this course, you’ll learn about the challenges of engineering a complex piece of software, and discover how issues can be successfully managed by a software team. You will design and realise systems to meet a specification, giving you the confidence to manage your own software development projects. You’ll gain the knowledge to engineer complex software systems, and experience working in a true to life software team.

You'll have access to our bespoke computer laboratory and our strong links to industry ensure you'll get experience of the latest developments in software and technology. You will focus on combining practical application with theoretical knowledge, preparing you for a career in computer science or a related area.

You’ll finish your studies with the skills looked for in a variety of sectors. The majority of our master’s graduates move directly into computer science careers in software development, research or technology.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

+44 (0)1225 385115