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Software Engineering (MSc)

Master of Science
1 year
Course Type
Next course starts
September 2021

About this course

On this master’s in software engineering, you’ll explore both traditional and contemporary approaches to software development. 

MSc Software Engineering is designed for you to learn the topics you’re most interested in. You’ll select from a range of subject areas like cloud and mobile applications, security and user experience to study in depth.   


MSc Software Engineering will develop your skills in traditional and contemporary software development. Our recognised software engineering master's will teach you formal methods and object-oriented programming. You’ll have the opportunity to enhance your skills in software modelling, design, development, and testing.  

This master’s in software engineering offers taught modules in specialist subjects such as: 

  • cloud and mobile applications 
  • critical systems 
  • data mining 
  • e-business 
  • intelligent agents 
  • model checking 
  • security 
  • user experience 

Southampton University has pioneered many of the most important advances in computer science and web technology of the past 10 years. We are also a partner of The Alan Turing Institute, the UK’s national institute for data science and artificial intelligence.  

Studying here, you’ll become a master of software engineering, learn from expert academics and access excellent computer labs. The University of Southampton is recognised as an Academic Centre of Excellence in Cyber Security Research by the UK Government. Our academics have played a leading role in establishing a European Data Science Academy. 

Course lead

This course is lead by Dr Corina Cirstea. Dr Cirstea’s research interests are in logic and models of computation, more specifically in coalgebras and their connection to logic and verification. Find out more by visiting Corina’s staff profile


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“The University of Southampton is a world class University and good at Electronic Engineering and Computer Science. Studying here is an amazing experience. The module sets are updated and inspired. The lecturers are supportive. The facilities are in well-maintained and accessible. ”
Weichao Gong, 2018 graduate

Course location

This course is based at Highfield.

Awarding body

This qualification is awarded by the University of Southampton.

Download the programme specification

The programme specification sets out the learning outcomes of this course and details how the course is taught and assessed.

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