Taught course

Software Engineering

Institution
University of St Andrews · School of Computer Science
Qualifications
MSc

Entry requirements

You should have a minimum of an upper-second (2.1) class Honours degree from a UK university or its equivalent from an accredited institution elsewhere. We normally only accept applicants who have a degree in Computer Science or a related discipline, such as Information Systems or Engineering.

Months of entry

September

Course content

The MSc in Software Engineering is an advanced research-led course in the study of software engineering, developing students' knowledge and skills in software reuse, agile development, software architecture and critical systems engineering.

Course highlights

  • The MSc in Software Engineering is a specialist course but retains some flexibility, allowing students to pursue other areas of computer science alongside the compulsory specialist modules.
  • Students undertake a significant project, including a wide-ranging investigation and a substantial software development, leading to their dissertation, which enables them to consolidate and extend their specialist knowledge and critical thinking.
  • Students have 24-hour access to modern computing laboratories, provisioned with dual-screen PC workstations and group-working facilities.
Students on this course may switch to an MSc in Advanced Computer Science or in Information Technology after the first semester.

Teaching format

The MSc in Software Engineering is a one-year taught programme run by the School of Computer Science. The course consists of two semesters of taught modules followed by an 11-week project leading to the submission of a 15,000-word dissertation in August.

The taught portion of the MSc programme includes eight modules: five compulsory and three optional from a wide range available. Teaching methods include lectures, seminars, tutorials and practical classes. Most modules are assessed through practical coursework exercises and examinations. Class sizes typically range from 10 to 50 students.

All students are assigned an advisor who meets with them at the start of the year to discuss module choices and is available to assist with any academic difficulties during the year. A designated member of staff provides close supervision for the MSc project and dissertation.

Information for international students

A minimum of IELTS 7.0 or equivalent is required.

Fees and funding

UK students
£7500
International students
£20370

Scottish and EU students may qualify for funding by SAAS.

http://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/study/pg/fees-and-funding/

Qualification and course duration

MSc

full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

Name
Postgraduate Secretary
Email
msc-admin-cs@st-andrews.ac.uk
Phone
+ 44 (0)1334 463253