12 months
17780 GBP/year
15500 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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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.

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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

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines




180 alternative credits


On Campus, Online

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
Lower Second Class

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

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

    17780 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 17780 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    15500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 15500 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.

UK/EU: Part-time fees will be £1,738 per 15 credits except for project (£1,596)


At DMU, we are committed to helping our graduates enhance their careers and personal development through further study. We are proud to currently offer two scholarships.

  • Vice-Chancellor's Sports Scholarship
Up to £6,000 worth of support available to full-time UK and EU undergraduate and postgraduate students, starting in September 2018. For more information visit our Vice-Chancellor's Sports Scholarship.
  • International Scholarships

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.

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