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MScSoftware Development

Coventry University
United Kingdom, Coventry
Tuition fee £14,311 per year
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The Software Development MSc addresses the specification, design,
development and implementation of large-scale software systems in a
variety of contexts.

The emphasis on this course is on object-oriented modelling, design
and programming, databases, network management including the internet;
and developing distributed and client/server applications.

The curriculum was designed to provide
essential developer skills for those with little previous experience
of programming wishing to refocus their careers in this area. However,
the course is also suitable for those with some previous programming
experience, requiring a formal qualification in this area or to simply
update outdated skills.

This course has two parts, the Taught Modules and Master Project.

Successful completion of the taught modules, which involves eight
single modules of study, leads to the award of postgraduate diploma
and, if the appropriate performance is achieved, allows progression
onto the masters project.

Taught Modules  

  • Internet Systems Development (double)
  • Software Engineering Design
  • Open Systems Application Development
  • Software Process Management
  • Usability
  • Research Methods

Plus two more modules chosen from a wide range of options available
to allow individuals to tailor their programme to meet specific needs
and interests.

Master Project

The final stage of this course requires the completion of a
master’s project, which must relate directly to the subject being
studied. To complete this successfully students will develop a sound
capability to carry out research. The project can be conducted either
as a placement in an external organisation or working with one of the
University research groups.

The MSc project serves to integrate, apply and further develop the
different aspects within the taught part of the programme.

Career opportunities

On completion of this course graduates can expect to take up key roles
in the specification, design and implementation of software
developments and application. The course aims to prepare graduates for
leading roles in the software industry and for careers as:

  • Software developer
  • Software engineer
  • Project leader
  • Software development manager.

The course can also be used by people already working in the software
area to update their knowledge and skills.

Apply now! Fall semester 2020/21
This intake is not applicable

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.

Studies commence
Oct 1, 2020

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States