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Computing (Software Engineering) MSc

Key Facts

  • Level:

    Postgraduate

  • Duration:

    1 year full time
    2 years part time

  • Starting:

    September / January

  • Fees UK:

    Full Time: £7,470
    Part Time: £830 per 20 credits

  • Fees International:

    Full Time: £14,000

  • Location:

    Waterside

Get in touch


For questions regarding study and admissions please contact us:

UK/EU Students enquiries

study@northampton.ac.uk
0300 303 2772

International Students enquiries

international@northampton.ac.uk
+44 (0)1604 894503

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Overview


Our postgraduate Computing (Software Engineering) course allows you to study the design of software systems at a greater depth, develop your research and analytical skills and complete an individual thesis investigating an area you are particularly interested in.

Updated 26/11/2020

Highlights


  • Access to PC and Linux computers
  • Flexible Part Time study available

Course Content


  • Today’s society needs software that communicates effectively with a number of devices, and so there is a need for qualified and skilled professionals who can design, develop and analyse software to improve our current provision. Our MSc in Software Engineering will equip you with this expertise. While this pathway is mostly technical in focus, you will also learn about the business context and develop interpersonal skills that are vital to problem solving in business.

    You will study six modules and complete a dissertation. Some of the optional modules are only offered according to staff availability and student numbers.

     

  • How will I be taught on Computing (Software Engineering) MSc?

    Theoretical lectures and seminars are reinforced by practical examples and case studies, using computer simulation tools and laboratory facilities.

    What is the schedule?

    We have developed this course to be studied around other commitments and you may only need to attend the university for two days per week.

    Are there any specialist facilities?

    You will have access to approximately 150 PC and Linux workstation computers housed in six bespoke computer laboratories, all with digital projection facilities, and maintained by two technicians.

    We enrol small cohorts of students to ensure that you receive personalised care that will enable you to develop your skills and enhance your knowledge.

  • Applicants will normally hold a recognised first or second class honours degree from a UK university or international equivalent in a relevant subject. We expect that you will have a working knowledge of computers and networks and it is essential that you have practical hands-on experience of at least one programming language.

    For information on how to apply to study with us, please see our How to Apply page.

    English Language Requirements

    All International and EU students applying for a course with us must meet the following minimum English language requirements:

    • Minimum standard – IELTS 6.5 (or equivalent)
      for study at postgraduate level.

    For information regarding English language requirements at the University, please see our IELTS page.

  • 21/22 Tuition Fees

    Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 21/22 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

    • UK – Full Time: £7,470
    • UK – Part Time: £830 per 20 credits
    • International – Full Time: £14,000
    Additional Costs

    There are currently no additional costs anticipated for this course for 2021 entry.

    20/21 Tuition Fees

    Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 20/21 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

    • UK and EU – Full Time: £6,840
    • UK and EU – Part Time: £3,800 (Year one 100 Credits) £3,040 (Year two 80 Credits)
    • International – Full Time: £13,750
    Additional Costs

    There are currently no additional costs anticipated for this course for 2020 entry.

     

    Postgraduate Loans

    If you are starting a postgraduate Master’s course in 2020/21 or 2021/22 either full-time or part-time* you may be able to apply for a postgraduate loan through Student Finance England

    *Please note that the maximum period of study allowed for part-time courses is two years.

     

    For information on the scholarships available to you, please see our scholarships page.

  • For further information, come along to our next Open Day or contact our Study team study@northampton.ac.uk.

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Careers and Employability


When you graduate from this course you will be able to embark upon a range of careers in the broad IT and computing industry. There is a continuing demand for well-trained staff in this industry.

Some examples of job roles include: Lead Software Developer, Project Manager, Embedded Software Engineer, Software Engineering Manager, Information Technology Manager, Chief Information Officer, Independent consultant.

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