University of Strathclyde

University of Strathclyde

Software Development

The MSc in Software Development? course is specifically designed for graduates without a computing science background. ? A skills shortage, particularly around web and mobile applications means graduates are in high demand. The Software Development Masters has a particular focus on programming skills for in-demand mobile and web applications as well as software engineering and computer security. You'll gain transferable skills to prepare you for a professional career in software development. This can be in the IT sector, as well as many other sectors including: education; engineering; health; finance; government; manufacturing; retail; transport.

Entry requirements

MSc: Minimum second class honours degree or international equivalent. You must have an English language minimum score of IELTS 6.0 (with no component below 5.5).

Course modules

10% lectures, 20% computer laboratories, 70 % self-study. Modules: Introduction to Programming Principles; Object Oriented Programming; Mobile Application Development; Software Engineering; Computer Security Fundamentals; Database Fundamentals; Database Development.

Assessment methods

The form of assessment varies from class to class. For programming classes assessment is by coursework (lab work, homework, class tests) and other classes are around 50/50 coursework/exam.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2019 17,350 per Year 1 (International) 12 Months
MSc Full-time September 2019 8,100 per Year 1 (Home/EU) 12 Months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Strathclyde G1 1XQ Scotland

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