A minimum of a 2:1 Honours degree or equivalent in a subject other than computing.
Degrees not accepted:
- computer/computing science
- software engineering
- data engineering
- computer engineering.
Prior knowledge and skills in computing are advantageous, but not essential.
Months of entry
The Masters in Software Development is a specialist version of the MSc (Information Technology), intended for students without a computing science background. It is an intensive, practically oriented programme focussing on professional software development stills, which students apply to a significant Software Development project.
- Information Technology (IT) pervades our lives. If you are a graduate and you are equipped with advanced software development skills, you will enjoy a significant advantage in pursuing your career, whatever your previous degree subject.
- The School of Computing Science is ranked within the top 10 in the UK out of over 100 departments (Guardian University Guide 2023).
- The School is a member of the Scottish Informatics and Computer Science Alliance: SICSA. This collaboration of Scottish universities aims to develop Scotland's place as a world leader in Informatics and Computer Science research and education.
- The School of Computing Science has extensive contacts with industrial partners who contribute to several of their taught courses, through active teaching, curriculum development, and panel discussion. Recent contributors include representatives from IBM, J.P. Morgan, Amazon, Adobe and Red Hat.
- During the programme students have an opportunity to develop and practice relevant professional and transferable skills, and to meet and learn from employers about working in the IT industry.
- You will have opportunities to meet employers who come to make recruitment presentations, and often seek to recruit our graduates during the programme.
- You will benefit from having 24-hour access to a computer laboratory equipped with state-of-the-art hardware and software.
Information for international students
International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Academic module (not General Training)
- 6.5 with 3 subtests at 6.5 or 6.5 overall with no subtest below 6.0 and Writing at 6.5
- Tests must have been taken within 2 years 5 months of start date. Applicants must meet the overall and subtest requirements using a single test.
Qualification, course duration and attendance options
- full time12 months
- Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
Course contact details
- Postgraduate Admissions