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  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    Northampton Square

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

Key information

With the demand for graduates with a good knowledge of software engineering always high, this MSc will kick-start your career. You’ll learn about trends in system development, cloud computing and big data, and benefit from solid technical coverage of advanced software development.

Course overview

Benefits of this course

You will develop skills in analysing, designing and creating complex software systems to solve real-world problems, evaluating and using advanced software engineering environments, design methods and programming languages.

The course focuses on advanced engineering concepts and methods, as well as design issues for the systematic development of high-quality complex software systems.

Your course is structured to give you a strong balance between the development of skills and a solid education in the enduring principles and concepts that underlie complex software system development.


Accredited by BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT for the purposes of partially meeting the academic requirement for registration as a Chartered IT Professional and on behalf of the Engineering Council for the purposes of partially meeting the academic requirement for a Chartered Engineer.

Who is this course for?

You will have a Computer Science degree or be an experienced professional programmer and be aiming for a high-quality career as a software engineer in the industry, including software houses, consultancies, and major software users across different sectors.

You’ll have a keen interest in designing complex software systems, coding them in a programming language using the latest technologies, and ensuring they meet the needs of stakeholders.


With a high demand for skilled software engineers your course will help kick start your career across a variety of sectors.

Whether you decide to work for a consultancy, software house, or a major software user such as a bank, retailer, public service, or in the defence, aerospace or telecommunications industry, you will have gained the high level skills required to stand out.

Our graduates have gone on to work for some prestigious companies including:

  • Ceridian
  • Galatea Associates
  • GForces
  • Oracle
  • Thomson Reuters.

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 20,810per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

City, University of London

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  • Campus address

    City, University of London, Northampton Square, City of London, EC1V 0HB, England

Nearly all degrees offer the opportunity of a work placement, a clinical placement or time studying abroad. Many offer professional accreditation.
A diverse and welcoming community with buddy schemes, active student societies, Students' Union, student counselling and an award-winning student centre.
Partnerships with more than 100 leading institutions across the globe bring exciting opportunities to study abroad and get international work experience.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    67th out of 113 20

  • Entry standards

    / Max 236
    124 56%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    80.0 80%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.69 74%



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