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Course summary

The information provided on this page was correct at the time of publication (November 2022). For complete and up-to-date information about this course, please visit the relevant University of Oxford course page via www.graduate.ox.ac.uk/ucas. The MSc in Software Engineering teaches the principles of modern software engineering, together with the tools, methods and techniques that support their application. It offers working professionals the opportunity to learn more about the technological advances that are changing their lives, through a course of part-time study at one of the world's leading universities. The Department of Computer Science offers professional courses in more than 35 different subjects: from agile methods to object-oriented programming; from security principles to risk management; from software engineering mathematics to database design. To earn an MSc in Software Engineering, you must complete courses in ten different subjects, the majority of which must be in the area of Software Engineering. Each course is delivered by an expert in the subject and is based around a single, intensive teaching week of classes, practical sessions, and group work; class sizes are kept small to facilitate interaction and to promote effective learning. Each subject is taught at least once a year - some are taught two or three times - and most can be studied in any order. Most students will spend three or four years completing the 10 courses required for the MSc. An assignment should typically be distributed on the last day of the teaching week. This builds upon the learning of the week, allowing you to test and extend your understanding through application outside the classroom. To earn the MSc, you must complete also a short project and dissertation. The project needs to be an original demonstration of ability and understanding, but there is no requirement to advance the state of the art in the field. You need only choose and apply an appropriate selection of existing ideas and techniques—provided that their choice, the process of application, and any outcomes are properly explained. The project involves compulsory attendance at a one-week project course, at which you will present and refine your proposal, and attend teaching sessions on research skills, engineering in context, and social, legal and ethical issues. The Department of Computer Science also offers another master’s degree, the MSc in Software and Systems Security, available to those who take the majority of their courses, and their project and dissertation, in that area. As a part-time student you will be required to attend ten modules, mostly held in-person in Oxford (though some may be online). Each module consists of an intensive week of lectures and practicals, 9am to 5pm Monday to Thursday and 9am to 12.30pm on Friday. You have a flexible choice of modules, subject to availability of places.


Entry requirements

For complete and up-to-date information about this course, please visit the relevant University of Oxford course page via www.graduate.ox.ac.uk/ucas


Fees and funding

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Additional fee information

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Software Engineering at University of Oxford - UCAS