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The Advanced Software Engineering MSc is an advanced study pathway that provides computer graduates with a thorough understanding of the role of IT in business, and how information systems impact on trade and organisational processes.
Application status Open
Duration One year FT, September to September.
Study mode Full-time
Credit value UK 180/ECTS 90
Course intake Up to 20-30 FT.
Course leaders Dr. Mike Spratling
Course contact for further information Contact the Admissions Office • Before you apply: via our Enquiry Form (www.kcl.ac.uk/study/pg/contacts.aspx#admissions) • After applying: use the messaging service at apply.kcl.ac.uk Postgraduate Officer, Admissions Office Tel: +44 (0)20 7848 2979
Course contact form Postgraduate admissions enquiry form
Awarding institution King's College London
Faculty Faculty of Natural & Mathematical Sciences
Department Department of Informatics
Visit our admissions webpages to view our English language entry requirements.
Bachelors degree with 2:1 honours (or international equivalent) in Computer Science or Software Engineering.
We may lower entry qualifications for students with substantial relevant work experience.
Applications must be made online using King's online application portal and a non-refundable application fee of £50 applies. Your application will be reviewed by an admissions tutor and we aim to respond to applications within four to six weeks, although this may take longer during busy and holiday periods.
Please submit a one page personal statement with your application, explaining why you wish to apply for this programme and why you feel it matches your interests, academic background, and, if relevant, your career plans. Please include transcripts of subjects taken in the relevant degrees and copies of all certificates and relevant qualifications mentioned in your application.
The deadline for applications for September 2017 entry is 31st March 2017. After this date, programmes will remain open if places are available, and programmes will be closed as soon as they are full, so we encourage you to submit your application as soon as possible. For programmes with spaces remaining, no further applications will be accepted from non-EU (Overseas) nationals after 30th July 2017 or from UK/ EU nationals after 3rd September 2017.
The Advanced Software Engineering MSc course focuses on complex techniques for the development of software systems, with an emphasis on the construction and management of internet-oriented, agent-oriented and large software systems. The programme will also equip you with essential research, analytical and critical thinking skills.
The course is made up of optional and required modules, and you will complete the course in one year, studying September to September. You must take modules totalling 180 credits to meet the requirements of the qualification, and 60 credits will come from a research project and dissertation of around 15,000 words. You will also participate in a group project that will provide you with invaluable experience of working in a team to design, implement and document a substantial software product.
For graduates with substantial experience of computer science, this programme will develop your expertise and skills in software engineering, preparing you for a career in software engineering, software maintenance and software testing. Research for your individual project will provide valuable preparation for a career in research or industry.
We use lectures, seminars and group tutorials to deliver most of the modules on the programme. You will also be expected to undertake a significant amount of independent study.
Lectures, seminars, self-study and feedback
Per 15-credit taught module
The primary method of assessment for this course is a combination of written examinations, essays, coursework and individual or group projects and oral presentations. The research project will be assessed on a 15,000-word dissertation.
The majority of learning for this degree takes place at the King’s College London Strand Campus, with occasional lectures and practical sessions taking place at the Waterloo Campus. Please note that locations are determined by where each module is taught and may vary depending on the optional modules you select.
Students will choose modules totalling 75 credits from a range that may typically include:
*These modules are not available if you have previously studied in the Department of Informatics and have already taken this module at Level six.
King’s College London reviews the modules offered on a regular basis to provide up-to-date, innovative and relevant programmes of study. Therefore, modules offered may change. We suggest that you keep an eye on the course finder on our website for updates.
Our graduates have gone on to have very successful careers working for software consultancy companies, specialised software development businesses and the IT departments of large institutions (financial, telecommunications and public sector). Recent employers include Ernst & Young, Accenture and M-Netics. While some of our graduates have entered into the field of academic and industrial research in areas such as software engineering, algorithms and computer networks.
"My skill-base has been enriched as a result of taking advantage of some of the available opportunities. As a course representative I have improved my communication and organisational abilities.These skills have all lent heavily to my responsibilities as a committee member of the British Computer Society."
"It is a medium sized department, which I think makes the student experience a somewhat more user friendly one than at a larger place. If you are interested in improving software quality, King's is the place for you!"
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£9,450 p.a. (2017/18)*
£22,800 p.a. (2017/18)*
*These tuition fees may be subject to additional increases in subsequent years of study, in line with King’s terms and conditions.
Please note: Current regulations allow some students to pay UK tuition fees on the basis of their EU citizenship or residency. Until these eligibility criteria are changed, the EU tuition fee will remain the same as the UK tuition fee.
When you receive an offer for this course you will be required to pay a non-refundable deposit to secure your place. The deposit will be credited towards your total fee payment.
The UK/EU deposit is £500.
The INTERNATIONAL deposit is £2,000.
Please visit our web pages on fees and funding for more information.
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