Top 10 Software Engineering Masters Degree Courses In The UK & Europe

Studying an MSc in Software Engineering offers excellent opportunities.

Some courses are aimed at those at the very start of their careers and other courses are designed for students who have been working for some time.

Here are 10 of the best Software Engineering Masters Courses available to study in the UK and Europe*.

Masters in Computer Science – ETH Zurich

Cost: CHF 580 per semester for all students. 
What You Will Study: This course at ETH Zurich in Switzerland takes students 2 years to complete studying on a full-time basis and is taught in English. Students can specialise in fields such as Software Engineering. 

MPhil in Advanced Computer Science – University of Cambridge

Cost: £14,832 for UK and EU students / for international students £34,296
What You Will Study: This 1-year full-time MPhil at the University of Cambridge is highly competitive and is designed for those who wish to move onto a PhD in Software Engineering. It offers students a chance for in-depth study and research into the cutting edge of Computer Science. 

MSc in Software Engineering – University of Oxford

Cost: £9,215 registration fee plus £2,260 per module for UK and EU students / £15,375 registration fee, plus £2,260 per module for international students. 
What You Will Study: This MSc in Software Engineering at the University of Oxford is aimed at people already working as Software Engineers and is completed on a part-time basis over 2 to 4 years. Students cover subjects such as research skills, ethical and social issues in Software Engineering and a topic of their own for a research dissertation. Students complete 10 modules plus a dissertation. 

MSc in Computing (Software Engineering) – Imperial College London

Cost: £14,750 for UK and EU students / £32,000 for international students. 
What You Will Study: Students at Imperial College London can specialise in Visual Computing and Robotics, Computational Management, Security and Reliability, and Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning. This MSc takes 1 year with full-time study to complete. 

Masters in Computational Science and Engineering – EPFL

Cost: CHF 660 per semester for all students. 
What You Will Study: This is an interdisciplinary course at EPFL in Switzerland attracting students from a variety of backgrounds. It takes 2 years with full-time study to complete, and students can study modules such as Software Engineering and Computational Physics. It is taught in English. 

Masters in Computer Science and Engineering – Politecnico di Milano 

Cost: Between €895.20 and €3,726 per year for Italian and EU students / €3,726 per year for international students. 
What You Will Study: This is a full-time masters course that takes 2 years to complete and is conducted in English. Students at the Milan-based institution can choose modules such as Software Engineering, Computer Security and Advanced Computer Architecture. 

Masters in Computer Science – Delft University of Technology

Cost: €2,083 per year for Dutch and EU students / €18,750 per year for international students. 
What You Will Study: Students at Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands can focus on a range of different areas include Software Technology. The course is taught in English and takes 2 years to complete with full-time study. 

Masters in Software Engineering of Distributed Systems – KTH Royal Institute of Technology

Cost: No fee for Swedish or EU students / SEK 310,000 total cost for international students. 
What You Will Study: This course at KTH Royal Institute of Technology focuses on networks and systems and the software required to design, manage and run them. Students study full-time for 2 years and the course is conducted in English. 

MSc in Software Systems Engineering – RWTH Aachen University

Cost: No tuition fees for all students. 
What You Will Study: This course at RWTH Aachen University in Germany is taught in English and takes full-time students 2 years to complete. Students gain the skills to develop and manage large computer system projects. 

MSc in Software Systems Engineering – University College London

Cost: £12,750 for UK and EU students / £27,040 for international students. 
What You Will Study: This is a 1-year course when studying full-time at UCL, and modules include Software Abstractions and Systems Integration, Validation and Verification, and Information Retrieval and Data Mining.

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