This course, taught entirely online, is designed to take your knowledge and experience of practical software development to a new level.
Building on your existing knowledge, this course will help you upgrade your skills from those of an ordinary computer user to those required by an application analyst and designer. We cover the analysis of software systems in terms of their data requirements, function, performance and usability. The subject matter includes many of the basic modelling techniques used in contemporary software and data analysis. You also have the chance to apply these ideas through the analysis of a real problem as you would in a realistic operational environment – working in small teams to tight deadlines.
Delivered entirely online, the course is equivalent to third-year undergraduate level (FHEQ Level 6).
You will be invited to receive your Advanced Diploma at the annual Awards Ceremony of the Department for Continuing Education, held at Oxford’s Sheldonian Theatre.
We update our course content regularly to reflect recent developments and feedback from students, so the list given below is provisional and may change.
- The System Development Life-Cycle and Management
- Systems Analysis and Design: Data Driven and Procedural Techniques
- Systems Analysis and Design: Data Organisation
- Systems Analysis and Design: Objects and Architectures
- Team Project
An Undergraduate Advanced Diploma will be awarded on completion of the course. Students are eligible for the award of 60 transferable credit (CATS) points at FHEQ Level 6 on successful completion of the one-year course. Credit points may be transferred to the Open University, modular universities such as Oxford Brookes University, and other institutions of Higher Education.
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The course material is delivered entirely online in five units, each involving seven weeks of study, which includes time to prepare the unit assignment. You will be part of an allocated tutor group, with a personal tutor.
The study of a unit is guided by the online material and involves a mixture of reading web-based material, completing self-study exercises and participating in group exercises with other students, as well as writing the unit assignment.
The virtual classroom forms an integral part of the course, allowing you to discuss issues with your fellow students and course tutors. In common with undergraduate life here at Oxford, a 'virtual common room' is available so that you can 'chat' with others in your group on more wide-ranging matters – an ideal way of getting to know each other.
You might be looking for career progression within IT, or to move into an IT role from another function. There are no formal entry qualifications, but you must have some reasonable experience of software – perhaps in a work or academic setting.
- 12 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- StartingApplication deadline not specified.
DisciplinesBusiness Information Systems Data Science & Big Data Software Engineering View 24 other Masters in Software Engineering in United Kingdom
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.
There are no formal entry qualifications, but you must have some reasonable experience of software – perhaps in a work or academic setting. We will ask you to provide comprehensive details of your current skills and experience in computing, and your reasons for doing the course, to help us assess whether your level of knowledge, ability and motivation is right for this Level 6 course.
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.
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