University of Gloucestershire

University of Gloucestershire

Computing (Dependable Software)

This specialist software engineering route enables students to develop high-level software engineering skills, combining the theory, tools, methods and management techniques necessary to create dependable software products; this is a challenging course, leading students to explore concepts in programming languages that support or inhibit the development of dependable systems; students understand how to design, build and test correct, robust and secure software, applying appropriate development methodologies and tools; students also focus on IT project management, ethical and quality issues, the human-computer interface and research methods, providing students with a broad and well-balanced perspective.

Entry requirements

An Honours degree, or equivalent; comparable professional qualifications are considered; a reasonable level of computer literacy is expected.

Course modules

Modules include: programming languages and dependability; development of dependable software; digital innovation and usability; database management; network security; dissertation.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 6,725 per Whole course (home fees) 1 years
MSc Full-time £ 10,750 per Whole course (overseas fees) 1 years
MSc Part-time £ 6,725 per Whole course (home fees) 2 years
MSc Part-time £ 10,750 per Whole course (overseas fees) 2 years
PgCert Full-time £ 2,215 per Whole course (home fees) 3 months
PgCert Part-time £ 2,215 per Whole course (home fees) 6 months
PgDip Full-time £ 4,130 per Whole course (home fees) 6 months
PgDip Part-time £ 4,430 per Whole course (home fees) 18 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Park Campus Cheltenham GL50 2RH South West

Key information

Guidance and Recruitment Office
Telephone number: 
01242 714500