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Software Engineering (Conversion) MSc

University of Westminster, London

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Course options

  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    Cavendish Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

Course summary

Aimed at non-computing graduates, this course provides the core and most advanced practical knowledge and skills that a professional software engineer needs to be successful in today’s IT industry.

Are you a graduate in a non-computing subject with some basic experience and interest in computing, who would like to enter the IT industry? Are you already working in the IT industry and would like to increase your technical skills and knowledge? If your answer to either question is yes, this course is for you. Software engineering is the application of engineering methods, practices and disciplines to the creation and maintenance of software applications and systems. A professional software engineer works with these engineering approaches to develop software in a systematic, quantifiable and disciplined way.

By choosing this course, you’ll get the essential practical experience of programming and applying software engineering to several new and important areas of IT and computing. In addition, you’ll develop a strong grasp of the theory that underpins these practical skills.

To ensure that you have the best possible employment prospects at the end of the course, you’ll gain skills that cover a variety of areas: technical skills, such as programming, object-oriented software development, practical experience of software development tools; soft skills, such as analytical and critical thinking, communication, presenting and demonstrating, team working, and peer reviewing; and career skills, such as CV writing, planning, job searching, interview practice.

Technical change in software development is happening at a rapid pace. This is accompanied by a constant increase in the complexity of the systems that are developed, in mobile computing. This course will give you the best theoretical and practical skills to kickstart your career and succeed in this exciting and challenging sector.

Tuition fees

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(international fees)

£ 14,000per year

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

University information

University of Westminster, London

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  • Campus address

    University of Westminster, London, 101 New Cavendish Street, LONDON, CITY OF WESTMINSTER, W1W 6XH, England

With students coming from 170 nations around the globe, Westminster is one of the most internationally diverse universities in the UK.
Courses at Westminster aim to prepare students for industry and ensure that work experience and placement opportunities are accessible to all.
Westminster offers a wide range of scholarships, including a fully-funded postgraduate award, supporting students from over 50 countries across the world.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    88th out of 110

  • Entry standards

    / Max 236
    115 48%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    73 73%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.80 76%



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