MSc Professional Software Development
Level of study: Master's
Tuition fees 2018/19:
- UK/EU – £5,150
- International – £11,500
Entry requirements: A 2:2 (second class) honours degree, or equivalent, with a maximum of 50% computing content.
English language requirements: IELTS 6.0 with no component less than 5.5, or equivalent.
Mode of study: Full-time classroom
Duration: 1 year
Assessment method: Coursework and exams
Student finance: Available
Start dates: September
About this course
The MSc Professional Software Development is a conversion course designed for highly motivated graduates with a good honours degree in any discipline, with no more than 50% computing content. This course is targeted at those graduates who are interested in advancing their existing degree to gain expert knowledge of software development and those who wish to enter the software industry.
During this programme students will build a solid understanding of Java, a programming language, and its application in real life contexts as well as developing crucial problem solving, design, programming and management skills, required by industry. Furthermore, students are provided with an in-depth understanding of fundamental systems to consolidate their knowledge of computer hardware.
Topics such as Mobile Devices and Applications will allow students to specialise their field of focus whilst modules such as Database Systems, Data Structures and Concurrent Systems equip students with essential transferable skills in the ever expanding industry of data science and analytics. This programme also requires students to complete a major individual computing project, where students will be required to develop a computing solution to a realistic problem, combining all the knowledge they have gained on the course to do so.
You will be taught using a wide variety of teaching methods across the modules including lectures, seminars, directed tutorials and practical sessions. This programme utilises a blended delivery approach by providing access to weekly pre-recorded video lectures (either downloadable and/or streamed) to students.
Assessment for the MSc Professional Software Development will be through coursework and exams.
This is a conversion course designed to allow graduates (in a degree subject with a maximum of 50% computing content) to specialise in software development.
As the world becomes more reliant on software to help manage our lives, both in commercial and domestic settings, there has been a rise in software development jobs. The demand for qualified software developers is ever more increasing and competitive salaries are on offer in both large and small organisations across a wide range of sectors.
Our Ulster University Branch Campuses are run in partnership with QA Higher Education – a UK higher education provider. All of our programmes at our Branch Campuses are validated by the University and taught by QA Higher Education and University staff.
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