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Computer Science (Software Engineering) with a Year-in-Industry MSci (Hons)

Royal Holloway, University of London

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  • Qualification

    Master of Science (with Honours) - Msci (Hon)

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    19-SEP-22

  • Duration

    5 Years

Course summary

Looking for an integrated masters programme that will set you apart from other computer science undergraduates and set you on course for a high-level career? Launched in 2015/16, this five-year MSci programme offers a thorough grounding in computer science and allows you to learn about all the latest trends and techniques in software engineering as well as gaining hands-on skills and experience during a year in industry. You will have the chance to showcase your abilities in an extended final year project and it is particularly recommended if you have already experienced and enjoyed programming and you want to go on to postgraduate study or a specialist career in software.Our software engineering teaching has been hailed as a ‘best practice’ example of computer science education by BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT. You will learn from software professionals and leading academics in the field to apply engineering principles to the design, development, implementation and maintenance of all kinds of software. Our progressive curriculum has been developed in consultation with industry, with a modular structure that gives you the flexibility to tailor your degree to your interests. From the outset you be experimenting with programming games, robots, Gadgeteer kits, Subversion, JUnit testing, Scrum-based Agile software and more, in our well-equipped laboratories.We are a highly respected, research-focused department with award-winning teaching. We offer a summer work placement programme and a dedicated personal adviser to guide you through your studies. You will also be welcome to join our thriving Computing Society. We are one of only seven departments in the UK to hold the Athena SWAN bronze award for our commitment to increasing female participation in computer science. Our campus is located in the famous M4 corridor and enjoy close links with many of its leading technology companies. If you are unable to complete your year in industry you will have the option of transferring onto our four-year integrated masters programme.The BCS has distinguished our teaching of Software Engineering as 'Best Practice'.You will be taught by staff with extensive industrial experience, three of whom are certified Scrum Masters.You will learn to master the process of software engineering, from initial client meetings through to delivery.

Application deadline

26 January

Tuition fees

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£ 23,200per year

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A level : ABB - AAB

Where an applicant is taking the EPQ alongside A-levels, the EPQ will be taken into consideration and result in lower A-level grades being required. Socio-economics factors which may have impacted an applicant's education will be taken into consideration and alternative offers may be made to these applicants.Required subject: A Level Computer Science or Mathematics or Physics and GCSE grade B/6 in Mathematics.

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University information

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Royal Holloway, University of London

  • University League Table

    32nd

  • Campus address

    Royal Holloway, University of London, Egham, Surrey, TW20 0EX, England

Learn from top experts: Royal Holloway is in the UK’s top 25 universities for research (Complete University Guide).
International collaborations: successful partnerships and sponsorship from industry and governments, leading to first-class career opportunities.
Close-knit community with specific support for international students as well as financial support through a generous package of scholarships and bursaries.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    39th out of 113 11

  • Entry standards

    / Max 236
    132 59%

    49th

    8
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    90.0 90%

    30th

    20
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.92 78%

    53rd

    30

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