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University of Glasgow: Software Development

Institution University of Glasgow View institution profile
Department School of Computing Science
Web www.glasgow.ac.uk/
Study type Taught

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.

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).

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.

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):

  • CYBERSECURITY FUNDAMENTALS FOR MSC (M)
  • FORENSICS
  • HUMAN COMPUTER INTERACTION DESIGN AND EVALUATION (M)
  • INTERNET TECHNOLOGY (M)
  • INFORMATION VISUALISATION (M)
  • CRYPTOGRAPHY AND SECURE DEVELOPMENT

Please note the availability of optional courses is dependent on staff availability and timetabling constraints.

Former students are now employed in the chemical, electronics, travel, food, and oil industries, in banking and insurance, in software houses, in retailing, in education, in the health service, in management consultancy, in civil engineering, and in other sectors. Some graduates apply their newly-acquired software development skills within their existing careers, or move into research or teaching.

Graduates of this programme have gone on to work for companies such as Morgan Stanley, Seemis, BiP Solutions and Kotikan. Positions include Software Engineer, Web Developer and Software Developer.

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University of Glasgow


The University of Glasgow is one of the UK’s most prestigious seats of learning, and the fourth oldest university in the English speaking world. Established in 1451 and recognised for its world-changing research and teaching, the University has inspired thinkers from eminent scientist Lord Kelvin and the father of economics Adam Smith, to Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon. 

Rankings

The University:

  • is ranked 73rd in the world in the QS World University Rankings 2022
  • is in the top 100 in the world: Times Higher World University Rankings 2022
  • 95.9% of students in employment or further study 6 …
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