Software Development at University of Glasgow - UCAS

Course summary

The Masters in Software Development is a specialist version of the MSc (Information Technology), intended for students without a computing science background. It is an intensive, practically oriented programme focussing on professional software development stills, which students apply to a significant Software Development project. WHY THIS PROGRAMME

  • Information Technology (IT) pervades our lives. If you are a graduate and you are equipped with advanced software development skills, you will enjoy a significant advantage in pursuing your career, whatever your previous degree subject.
  • The School of Computing Science is ranked 6th in the UK (Complete University Guide 2022).
  • The School is a member of the Scottish Informatics and Computer Science Alliance: SICSA. This collaboration of Scottish universities aims to develop Scotland's place as a world leader in Informatics and Computer Science research and education.
  • The School of Computing Science has extensive contacts with industrial partners who contribute to several of their taught courses, through active teaching, curriculum development, and panel discussion. Recent contributors include representatives from IBM, J.P. Morgan, Amazon, Adobe and Red Hat.
  • During the programme students have an opportunity to develop and practice relevant professional and transferrable skills, and to meet and learn from employers about working in the IT industry.
  • You will have opportunities to meet employers who come to make recruitment presentations, and often seek to recruit our graduates during the programme.
  • You will benefit from having 24-hour access to a computer laboratory equipped with state-of-the-art hardware and software.
PROGRAMME STRUCTURE Modes of delivery of the MSc in Software Development include lectures, seminars and tutorials and allow students the opportunity to take part in lab, project and team work. Core Courses ADVANCED PROGRAMMING (M) ALGORITHMS AND DATA STRUCTURES (M) DATABASE THEORY AND APPLICATION (M) ENTERPRISE CYBER SECURITY (M) PROGRAMMING SOFTWARE ENGINEERING (M) SYSTEMS AND NETWORKS MSC IT+ TEAM PROJECT (M) MSC PROJECT FOR INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY + Optional Courses (choose two): CRYPTOGRAPHY AND SECURE DEVELOPMENT CYBER SECURITY FUNDAMENTALS (M) CYBER SYSTEM FORENSICS HUMAN-CENTRED SECURITY (M) HUMAN COMPUTER INTERACTION DESIGN AND EVALUATION (M) INTERNET TECHNOLOGY (M) Please note the availability of optional courses is dependent on staff availability and timetabling constraints.

How to apply

International applicants

International applicant information can be found via by searching for 'international'. Classes start September 2023 and you may be expected to attend induction sessions the week before.

Entry requirements

A minimum of a 2.1 Honours degree or equivalent (eg GPA 3.0 or equivalent) in a subject other than computing science.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

No fee information has been provided for this course

Additional fee information

All fees are published on the University of Glasgow website.

Sponsorship information

Sponsorship and funding information can be found via by searching for 'scholarships'.

Software Development at University of Glasgow - UCAS