1 Year




English Requirements

IELTS | Language Cert. | TOEFL | PTE



Delivered with support from sector-leading organizations such as Airbus and Deloitte UK, our strong partnerships ensure that this course is aligned with the latest industry needs.

Input from experts from the Software Technology Research Laboratory means that you will also benefit from their expertise and research in the sector.

Develop your technical skills through modules such as Requirements Analysis and Cloud-based System Design, Internet of Things, Software Quality Assurance and Testing and Critical Systems.

You will also study a Legal, Ethical and Professional Practice and Research Methods module in preparation for your final project, during which you will explore a contemporary issue from a wide range of applications, including Electronic Patient Records, London Ambulance System, E-Voting System and Flight Control System.

Our graduates have gone on to work as software engineers, consultants and project managers for companies such as IBM, BT and Deloitte UK. You will also be well-positioned to continue studying towards a PhD.

Key features
  • Study in an innovative department with an international reputation for research, training and education in software engineering.
  • Access specialist research labs equipped with industry-standard software and with excellent technical support on hand.
  • Meet like-minded people and get hands-on experience by joining our student societies, such as DMU Hackers, an ethical hacking society that meets weekly to share skills and prepare for competitions.
  • Fit your studies around your other commitments with flexible study options, including full-time, part time and distance learning.
  • Boost your career prospects through an optional one-year paid placement* where you can build industry contacts and gain experience in your area of interest. Previous Software Engineering MSc students have undertaken placements with ARM Ltd, as well as local and national consultancy and software firms.
  • Study for an MSc with excellent career prospects. Graduates have gone on to work in both public and private sector organizations, including IBM and BT.

Entry Requirements:

Four-year bachelor’s degree (BSc or BEng) from a recognized university with 55%, or GPA 2.2/4.0, or equivalent

Four-year bachelor’s degree (BA or BBA) from a recognized university with 65%, or GPA 2.6/4.0, or equivalent

Some courses have additional entry criteria such as a portfolio, work experience or require you to have a degree in a related field.

English Language Req:

If English is not your first language, you will be required to provide an IELTS certificate, or equivalent. Our postgraduate IELTS requirements are:

IELTS 6.0 for Business and Computing courses
IELTS 6.0-6.5 for Art, Design and Engineering courses
IELTS 6.5 for Humanities, Media, Law and Science courses

Fee & Funding:

2022/23 full-time fees for EU/International students: £18,780

2023/24 full-time fees for EU/International students: £18,780,

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