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Course summary

We have refreshed BSc (Hons) Software Development for Business and this updated programme is now BSc (Hons) Software Development. If you want to become an effective Software Development professional capable of working in highly technical roles to develop the software systems required by modern businesses, this programme will equip you with the in-depth technical knowledge, understanding and skills required. In year 1 and 2, you will study the foundations of computing and software development, building the fundamental skills in mathematics and programming. Year 3 and 4 will see you expand on these skills with specialised topics such as Mobile Platform Development, Advanced Programming, Cloud Computing, Big Data and IoT, DevOps, and Information Security. The programme offers the possibility of undertaking a year-long industry placement or to study abroad through Turing exchanges. Students are also encouraged to take part in activities with the International Association for the Exchange of Students for Technical Experience. Our Software Development programmes are accredited by the Chartered Institute for IT.

Professional bodies

Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.

  • British Computer Society

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2
  • Year 3

Entry requirements

Standard Qualification Requirements

Minimum Qualification Requirements

English language requirements

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IELTS (Academic)6Overall score of 6.0 with the minimum of 5.5 in each element

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £1820 Year 1
EU £15200 Year 1
International £15200 Year 1

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Software Development at Glasgow Caledonian University - UCAS