Taught course

Software Engineering

University of Southampton · Electronics and Computer Science

Entry requirements

A UK bachelor’s degree with a minimum (2:1) degree (or equivalent) in Computer Science, Software Engineering, or a closely related subject, and 2:1 in the required modules. The required modules are: programming (Java, C++, C#), maths, and at least three additional computing modules, e.g. software architecture or design, data structures, databases, network, AI, web.

Months of entry


Course content

On this one-year MSc programme you'll cover traditional and contemporary approaches to software development, from formal methods to object-oriented programming. You'll cover state-of-the-art techniques, technologies, and supporting tools, and be exposed to their applications in meeting emerging business and social needs, and solving challenging problems. You will study with experts in subjects such as critical systems, cryptography, cyber security, e-business, intelligent agents, machine learning and web technologies.

Information for international students

English language: Band C, IELTS 6.5 overall, with a minimum of 6.0 in all components.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

Scholarships, bursaries, sponsorships or grants may be available to support you through your course. Funding opportunities available to you are linked to your subject area and/or your country of origin. These can be from the University of Southampton or other sources.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

Physical Sciences and Engineering
+44 (0)23 8059 2630