Software Engineering at University of Southampton - UCAS

Course summary

On this one-year MSc programme you'll cover traditional and contemporary approaches to software development, from formal methods to object-oriented programming. You'll cover state-of-the-art techniques, technologies, and supporting tools, and be exposed to their applications in meeting emerging business and social needs, and solving challenging problems. You will study with experts in subjects such as critical systems, cryptography, cyber security, e-business, intelligent agents, machine learning and web technologies.


Compulsory modules include: Automated Software Verification; Project; Reserach Methods and Project Preparation; Software Modelling Tools and Techniques for Critical Systems; Software Project Management and Secure Development. Optional modules include: Advanced Databases; Advanced Programming Language Concepts; Algorithmic Game Theory; Cryptography; Knowledge Graphs for AI Systems; Mobile Applications Development; Open Data Innovation; Software Security; Web and Cloud Applications Development.

Assessment method

Coursework, examinations, written project (design, development or experimental) and dissertation

Professional bodies

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

  • Engineering and Technology, Institution of
  • British Computer Society

How to apply

International applicants

English language: Band C, IELTS 6.5 overall, with a minimum of 6.0 in all components.

Entry requirements

You’ll need an upper 2:1 degree (with a mark of 65% or above) in computer science or a closely related subject. You must have an upper 2:1 score in the following: 1 programming module (Java, C++, C#); 1 maths module; 3 computer science modules (e.g. software architecture or design, data structures, databases, network, artificial intelligence, machine learning, web).

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

No fee information has been provided for this course

Additional fee information

Sponsorship information

A variety of scholarships, grants and bursaries may be available to help you fund your master’s study, both from the University and from other organisations. Please check the website for more information.

Software Engineering at University of Southampton - UCAS