De Montfort University

De Montfort University

Software Engineering

This programme offers a combination of theory and practice, equipping you with high standards of learning and scholarship in advanced technology. You will study in a 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 rom the STRL, Software Engineering will equip you with skills you need for industry.

Entry 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. English language requirements: IELTS 6.0 with no component below 5.5 or equivalent.

Course modules

Modules studied: Research methods; advanced requirements engineering; software project management and testing; pervasive systems; software evolution; formal methods engineering; software engineering for dependable systems; advanced topics in software engineering; project.

Assessment methods

Teaching will include formal lectures, tutorials and laboratories. You will also be expected to undertake independent study and research to support your assignments and dissertation. The taught element of the course lasts for the 1st 2 semesters, while the 3rd semester is devoted to the project. The total length of study depends on the mode of delivery. Assessment will be 100 per cent coursework. It will be by various group and individual methods including oral exams, projects, presentations, written essays and reports.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 4,500 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MSc Full-time £ 12,700 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
MSc Full-time £ 4,500 per Academic year (EU fees) 1 years
MSc Part-time £ 375 per Credit module (home fees) 2 years
MSc Part-time £ 375 per Credit module (EU fees) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Leicester Campus Leicester LE1 9BH East Midlands
Distance Learning/Online Study

Key information

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