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Software Engineering BSc Hons

What will you study?

Our Software Engineering courses offer you a broad computer science curriculum with an emphasis on software engineering and design. You will gain the technical knowledge and experience needed to manage and develop high-quality, well-designed software systems along with an understanding of business and system requirements.

Based around our dedicated Software Engineering Design Studio, you will experience small group, problem led teaching with one of the strongest software engineering research groups in the country. Working in a team environment, you will not only learn the theory and skills needed to specify, design, develop and evaluate real-world software systems, but also how to work effectively using the group based methodologies found in today’s software industry.

Where could it take you?

A Software Engineering degree will provide you with skills that are in high demand within industry. Recent graduates have found work in companies providing novel computing solutions ranging from e-commerce to advanced military systems. Others have set up their own businesses and many choose to go on to further study.

Lancaster University is dedicated to ensuring you not only gain a highly reputable degree, you also graduate with the relevant life and work based skills. We are unique in that every student is eligible to participate in The Lancaster Award which offers you the opportunity to complete key activities such as work experience, employability/career development, campus community and social development. Visit our Employability section for full details.

Typical entry requirements

For courses starting in 2015:

A-level:ABB. We normally expect three A-levels

General Studies:Accepted as one of the best three grades if four A-levels are presented

Key Skills:Not included in the offer

GCSE:Maths and English Language at least grade C

Scottish Highers:BBBBB

Irish Leaving Cert:Offers will be made on the basis of 5 or 6 Higher level subjects. Please contact the Undergraduate Admissions Office (01524 592028) for further information

International Bacc:32 points overall with 16 points in 3 HL subjects

IELTS:6.0

BTEC:DDM

HNC/D in Computing:Distinctions in all relevant units with merits in remaining units considered for direct entry to Part II

Mature students:Applications welcome. Evidence of formal study required, including Access to Higher Education courses, within the past three years. We always interview mature students. Please contact the Undergraduate Admissions Office (01524 592028) for further information

New UK 'Diploma' & Cambridge Pre-U:Contact us for information

Financial Support

Lancaster University has committed£3.7m in scholarships and bursariesto help with your fees and living costs. Our financial support depends on your circumstances and how well you do in your A-levels (or equivalent academic qualifications) before starting study with us.

Lancaster University's priority is to support every student to make the most of their life and education. For students starting their study with us in 2015, over 600 each year will be entitled to bursaries and/or scholarships to help them with the cost of fees and/or living expenses. For UK students entering in 2015 we will have the following financial support available:AnAcademic Scholarship of £2,000for the first year of study to any student from the UK entering with A*, A*, A or equivalent academic qualificationsAnAccess Scholarship of £1,000per year for all UK students from households with an income of less than £42,600 who achieve grades of A*, A, A or the equivalent academic qualificationsALancaster Bursary of £1,000per annum for all students from England with a household income of more than £25,000 but less than £42,600

*All of the financial awards above are subject to approval by the Office for Fair Access July 2014.

For full details of the University's financial support packages including eligibility criteria, please visit our fees and funding page

View details of our current Undergraduate fees.

It will be necessary for students to purchase clothing for use in laboratories which is approximately £70. The University pays for student membership of the Institute of Engineering and Technology where appropriate plus contributes to specialist software and workshop materials.

Students also need to consider further costs which may include books, stationery, printing, photocopying, binding and general subsistence on trips and visits. Following graduation it may be necessary to take out subscriptions to professional bodies and to buy business attire for job interviews.