• Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration

About

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  Computing (Software Engineering) course at University of Northampton 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.

Career Opportunities

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

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Databases
  • Modern Computer Architecture 
  • Software Engineering 
  • Visual Object Software 
  • Computer Networks
  • Distributed Systems 
  • Immersive Technologies 
  • Intelligent Systems 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:  Most courses do not have formal closing dates but you are advised to apply as early as possible to secure your place.
  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 24 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: Upper Second Class

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Upper Second Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

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

Tuition Fee

  • International

    12200 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12200 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    6750 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6750 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.
UK/EU: Part Time: £3,750 (Year one 100 Credits) £3,000 (Year two 80 Credits)

Living costs for Northampton

  • 796 - 1510 GBP/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

EU and International Scholarships

We’re committed to offering the opportunity to study in the UK to the best and brightest students from around the world.

TD Lewis Scholarship

The T D Lewis Scholarship provides both undergraduate and postgraduate students with financial awards of up to £1,000. 

The Chancellor's Fund

The Chancellor’s Fund is a bi-annual fund providing students with awards of between £100 and £1,000. 

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

The Global Study Awards: get funded with up to £10,000 to study abroad

Together with the ISIC Association and British Council IELTS, Studyportals offers you the chance to receive up to £10000 to expand your horizon and study abroad. We want to ultimately encourage you to study abroad in order to experience and explore new countries, cultures and languages.

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