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Staffordshire University

Computer Science (Software Engineering)

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Rank: 74 (UKEAS)

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Study mode distance learning (full-time)

Degree: Masters

Start Date: 2022/01/01

Duration: 12 months

Intl fees: £9360

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Become an expert in software engineering and web development with Staffordshire University. Take the opportunity to master the latest software and web technologies used in industry and get a head-start on your career.There is an increasing demand for new graduates with both software engineering and web development skills required to design and develop applications for business and industry. Make yourself stand out from the new-graduate crowd with our Computer Science (Software Development) MSc, where you'll gain an advanced knowledge of the skills that modern employers crave.Our course aims to develop and expand knowledge and skills in application development for desktop, web, mobile and beyond. The award curriculum is diverse it covers core business areas, programming in languages such as Java, JavaScript and PHP, and delivery to different device platforms. You will have the opportunity to study in one of the rapidly growing areas of computing from both an applied and theoretical perspective.Your career is important to us, so we also offer you the chance to undertake a 12-month work placement before your dissertation. This will lengthen your course, but give you the chance to make connections and gain vital work experience in software engineering or web development before graduation.If you choose to leave before completing the full 180 credit MSc course, you are entitled to a lower award if you have achieved pass grades for the necessary credits. This would be 60 taught module credits for a Postgraduate Certificate (PgCert) or 120 taught module credits for a Postgraduate Diploma (PgDip). On successful completion of study, we will issue the following award: MSc Computer Science (Software Engineering)


Entry requirements

An undergraduate honours degree (grade 2.2 or above in a related computing discipline from a UK University or the international equivalent). If you do not meet the above but have significant appropriate experience, your application will be considered, provided that you satisfy the University that you are capable of responding to the challenge of postgraduate work. If your first language is not English, you will need to demonstrate that you are fluent enough to cope with the course. A minimum score of IELTS 6 or TOEFL 550 (213 computer-based) is normally required.

Language qualifications

IELTS: 6.0 (with a minimum of 5.5 in each)

Notice: This is the default IELTS grade for Staffordshire University, Computer science. For the most up to date IELTS requirements, please contact our counsellors.

About this university

International students

International students can make the International Student Support team their first point of call when arriving in the UK. They offer a specialist service for those from outside the UK that includes an immigration advice service and help with applying for entry clearance to the country as well as an extended visa. There is the Welcome Team who offer help when students first arrive as well as sorting matters such as getting a bank account, accessing health care and even bringing a family to the country while studying. There are English language resources to help those to whom it isn’t a native language as well as range of social activities and other events to enjoy their time and learn more about the UK. The student unions is on hand to help students with a range of advice and guidance across various issues that may affect them during their time at university. They offer representation to their members as well as both academic and non-academic advice on a range of topics, all confidentially. Among the services offered by the students union at the university are almost 100 clubs and societies to occupy time outside the classroom. These range from popular sports such as football and rugby to fitness activities such as kayaking or even cheerleading. All sports take part in the BUCS leagues against other colleges and universities.

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