MSc ACS: Software Engineering / Overview
Year of entry: 2017
- Degree awarded
- 12 Months. [Full-Time September-September only]
- Entry requirements
We require a First or strong Upper Second class honours degree, or the overseas equivalent, in computer science, or in a joint degree with at least 50% computer science content. Applicants with extensive computer science industrial experience and a good honours degree, or its overseas equivalent, may also be considered for admission.
Thus we assume that all students on the course have a good background in computer science, reflected, for example, in solid programing and software development skills.
- How to apply
Please note that due to the high volume of applications received this year, the School of Computer Science has introduced an application deadline for overseas applicants of Friday 10 th February 2017 , by which all applications for 2017 entry must be submitted via our online application system . Any applications received beyond this date will only be considered under exceptional circumstances.
We will continue to accept and consider applications from UK/EU students beyond this point due to the nature of the typical application window within the UK and Europe.
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Software Engineering is a well-established, central part of Computer Science, and concerned with the design and use of techniques to support humans to build software systems that are reliable, adaptable, usable, maintainable, etc, despite the fact that they are usually developed by large groups of people with different ideas, conceptualisations, or working styles, and against a tight schedule and possibly conflicting or unclear requirements. The understanding and mastering of these techniques is essential both for people who are part of this group and for those managing such a group or project.
The Software Engineering pathway combines two themes of the same name, Software Engineering 1 & 2. These themes covers both an overview of existing approaches to Software Engineering, and two particular approaches at the forefront of Software Engineering research and practice; Pattern-based and Component-based Software Development.
For entry in the academic year beginning September 2017, the tuition fees are as follows:
UK/EU students (per annum): £10,000
International students (per annum): £21,500
The fees quoted above will be fully inclusive for the course tuition, administration and computational costs during your studies.
All fees for entry will be subject to yearly review and incremental rises per annum are also likely over the duration of courses lasting more than a year for UK/EU students (fees are typically fixed for International students, for the course duration at the year of entry). For general fees information please visit: postgraduate fees . Always contact the department if you are unsure which fee applies to your qualification award and method of attendance.
Self-funded international applicants for this course will be required to pay a deposit of £1000 towards their tuition fees before a confirmation of acceptance for studies (CAS) is issued. This deposit will only be refunded if immigration permission is refused. We will notify you about how and when to make this payment.
- Academic department
- School of Computer Science
- Contact name
- Postgraduate Admissions Officer
- +44 (0)161 275 6181
- +44 (0)161 275 6204
- Academic department overview
See: About the School .
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