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Software Engineering, BSc/MSci

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #77 (QS) Glasgow, United Kingdom
Software engineers develop and maintain large-scale complex software infrastructures. The Software Engineering course at the University of Glasgow combines theoretical computing science with the principles and practices used in the modern software industry and gives you real world experience.
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Overview

You’ll become skilled in analysing work processes, envisioning complex system architectures, producing system specifications, and planning and overseeing complex development projects. 

Software engineering graduates are highly employable and can look forward to well-paid careers designing and building the digital technologies that underpin the global economy and, indeed, every aspect of human activity from healthcare through music to making the natural environment sustainable. 

Why study the Software Engineering course at the University of Glasgow?

  • Computing Science at Glasgow is ranked 7th in the UK and 2nd in Scotland (Complete University Guide 2020)
  • The Student Tech Society at Glasgow organises regular hackathons and other coding events, bringing together students, staff and industrial software developers
  • Our graduates are recognised by the British Computer Society (BCS), The Chartered Institute for IT, and meet the academic requirement for registration as a Chartered IT Professional (CITP)
  • The School of Computing Science has been ranked first for overall student satisfaction in four of the last nine years in the National Student Survey. Courses are designed and taught by researchers who are leaders in their fields
  • The School of Computing Science launched the pioneering Centre for Computing Science Education in 2017, in recognition of our commitment to leadership and innovation in educational practice

Careers

University of Glasgow Software Engineering students are in demand across all sectors of the industry. Recent graduates work in sectors like media (BBC), financial services (Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan), gaming (Spil) and enterprise (HP). Some students have formed their own startup companies, with support from the University’s entrepreneurship team.

Accreditation

  • Honours graduates are eligible for membership of the British Computer Society and, after relevant work experience, they can apply to become full Chartered IT Professionals (CITP) and partial Chartered Scientists (CSci)/Chartered Engineers (CEng). MSci graduates are eligible for full CITP and partial CSci. Honours degrees hold the Euro-Inf Bachelor Quality label; MSci degrees hold the Euro-Inf Master

Accreditation

Honours graduates are eligible for membership of the British Computer Society and, after relevant work experience, they can apply to become full Chartered IT Professionals (CITP) and partial Chartered Scientists (CSci)/Chartered Engineers (CEng).

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
    • Duration description
      • Software Engineering MSci: 5 year degree
      • Software Engineering (Faster route) MSci: 4 year degree
      • Software Engineering with work placement MSci: 5 year degree
  • Credits
    480 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Java Programming 
  • Object-oriented Software Engineering 
  • Algorithmic Foundations 
  • Networks And Operating Systems Essentials 
  • Algorithms & Data Structures
  • Web Application Development 

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    90

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

General Requirements

A-levels

  • Standard entry requirements: AAB guaranteed offer if additional requirements met.
  • Minimum entry requirements: BBB considered for offer if additional requirements met.
  • Additional requirements: Mathematics A-level at Grade A.

International Baccalaureate

  • Standard academic entry requirements: 36 points including three HL subjects at 6,6,5 guaranteed offer if additional requirements met.
  • Minimum academic entry requirements: 32 points including three HL subjects at 6,5,5 considered for offer if additional requirements met.
  • Additional requirements: Minimum of TWO relevant Science subjects at HL: SL6 will be considered for one; including Mathematics at HL6 or Mathematics at HL5/SL5 plus Computing at HL6.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    21920 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 21920 GBP per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • EU/EEA

    1820 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1820 GBP per year and a duration of 48 months.
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England, Wales and Northern Ireland: £27,750 per total

Living costs for Glasgow

  • 620 - 1020 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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