• Application Deadline
  • 12 months
This Software Engineering programme from De Montfort University offers computer science graduates and professional programmers the opportunity to further develop their theoretical knowledge and practical skills in the most up-to-date software engineering principles.


Reasons to study Software Engineering at De Montfort University:

During the Software Engineering at De Montfort University you will study in an innovative department with an international reputation for research, training and education in software engineering, with access to facilities and expertise from the Software Technology Research Laboratory (STRL).

Taught by acknowledged experts from the STRL, Software Engineering will equip you with skills you need for industry.  

  • Taught by expert academic staff -  taught by experienced experts within the Software Technology Research Laboratory (STRL) with international reputation for research, training and education in software engineering, with access to specialist facilities
  • High-end facilities - With access to industry standard facilities, you will be taught in our dedicated specialist software research labs with excellent technical support on hand
  • Flexible study options - full-time, part time or distance learning study options available; making the course suitable for recent graduates and professionals in work 
  • Industry focussed through partnerships - Through our partnership with our Industrial Advisory Group, consisting of: Airbus, BT, Deloitte UK and Rolls-Royce; we can ensure the relevance of our programme to real organisational needs.
  • Excellent career prospects - graduates have gone on to work in both public and private sector organisations, and have been employed in positions in consultancies  and worked for companies including IBM, Deloitte, Airbus and BT

Graduate Careers

Graduates are prepared for positions in consultancies, software houses or project management and can also undertake further study towards a doctoral or PhD degree.

Programme Structure

Courses included:
  • Legal, Ethical and Professional Practice and Research Methods
  • Requirements Analysis and Cloud-based System Design
  • Internet of Things
  • Software Quality Assurance and Testing
  • Modern Programming Techniques
  • High Assurance System Design
  • Critical Systems
  • Advanced Reseach Topics in Cyber Technology

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

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

    • Full-time duration 12 months
    • Duration description

      One year full-time (with optional one year placement available), 18 months for January starts

    • Average part-time duration 24 months
    • Intensity Flexible
    • Duration description

      Two years part-time or by distance learning.

  • Credits
    180 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus, Online
  • More information Go to the programme website

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:


    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: Lower Second Class

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Lower 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

  • You should have the equivalent of a British Honours degree (2:2 minimum) in a relevant subject.
  • We are happy to consider equivalent qualifications from anywhere in the world.
  • If you have no formal academic qualifications but do have extensive industry experience we will consider your application on an individual basis.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    17280 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 17280 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    14660 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14660 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
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Living costs for Leicester

  • 751 - 1430 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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


Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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