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Computer Science (Software Engineering) with a Year in Industry MSci

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Computer Science (Software Engineering) with a Year in Industry MSci

MSci
  • UCAS code G463
  • Option 5 years full time
  • Year of entry 2019

The course

Looking for an integrated masters programme that will set you apart from other computer science undergraduates and set you on course for a high-level career? Launched in 2015/16, this five-year MSci programme offers a thorough grounding in computer science and allows you to learn about all the latest trends and techniques in software engineering as well as gaining hands-on skills and experience during a year in industry. You will have the chance to showcase your abilities in an extended final year project and it is particularly recommended if you have already experienced and enjoyed programming and you want to go on to postgraduate study or a specialist career in software.

Our software engineering teaching has been hailed as a ‘best practice’ example of computer science education by BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT. You will learn from software professionals and leading academics in the field to apply engineering principles to the design, development, implementation and maintenance of all kinds of software. Our progressive curriculum has been developed in consultation with industry, with a modular structure that gives you the flexibility to tailor your degree to your interests. From the outset you be experimenting with programming games, robots, Gadgeteer kits, Subversion, JUnit testing, Scrum-based Agile software and more, in our well-equipped laboratories.

We are a highly respected, research-focused department with award-winning teaching. We offer a summer work placement programme and a dedicated personal adviser to guide you through your studies. You will also be welcome to join our thriving Computing Society. We are one of only seven departments in the UK to hold the Athena SWAN bronze award for our commitment to increasing female participation in computer science. Our campus is located in the famous M4 corridor and enjoy close links with many of its leading technology companies. If you are unable to complete your year in industry you will have the option of transferring onto our four-year integrated masters programme.

  • The BCS has distinguished our teaching of Software Engineering as ‘Best Practice’.
  • You will be taught by staff with extensive industrial experience, three of whom are certified Scrum Masters.
  • You will learn to master the process of software engineering, from initial client meetings through to delivery.
11th

in the UK for quality of research publications

Source: THE REF institutions ranked by subject, 2014

95%

of students agreed staff are good at explaining things.

Source: NSS, 2017

94%

of our Computer Science graduates are employed or go onto further study within six months of graduating.

Source: DLHE, 2017

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