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Software Engineering (with Industrial Experience) MSci

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 needed to manage and develop high-quality, well-designed software systems along with an understanding of business and system requirements.

Our four-year Software Engineering MSci programme allows you to tailor your studies to your own interests and will benefit from industrial placements in your final year.

Your degree begins with a study of Software Development, Fundamentals of Computer Science and Information Systems and Digital Systems before moving on to subjects including Networks and Operating Systems in the second year. In your final year, you complete Design Studio projects alongside several core courses.

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 2014:

A-level: AAB. 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 grade C

Scottish Highers: ABBBB

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: 35 points overall with 16 points in 3 HL subjects

BTEC: DDD/DDM

IELTS: 6.0

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 2014, 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 2014 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 £42,600As part of the National Scholarship Programme, a£1,000 Bursary,a£1,000 Fee Waiverand a£1,000 Accommodation Discountin the first year of study, for students from England with a household income of less than £25,000. Plus a Lancaster Bursary of £1,000 in subsequent years.

Please note that the National Scholarship Programme is currently under review. An update on the support available, as part of the National Scholarship programme, will be available by Monday 16 December 2013.

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.