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For graduates with a computer science background, an MSc in Advanced Software Engineering will enable you to gain a thorough understanding of the role of IT in enterprise and how information systems impact on business and organisational processes. Delivered by of the Department of Informatics, which has an enviable reputation for research-led teaching and project supervision from leading experts in their field.
Unrivalled location in the heart of London giving access to major libraries and leading scientific societies, including the BCS Chartered Institute for IT and the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET).
Equips students with advanced software engineering skills so that they are prepared to play a creative and leading role in the professional and research community.
Develops critical awareness and appreciation of the changing role of computing in society, motivating graduates to pursue continuing professional development and further research.
Access to speakers of international repute through seminars and external lectures, enabling students to keep abreast of emerging knowledge in advanced computing and related fields.
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 Professor Kaspar Althoefer
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
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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 £40 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 is 01 July 2016 for 2016 entry. Applications will be given equal consideration and considered on their individual merits. After this date applications will be considered subject to the availability of places, thus we encourage you to submit your application as soon as possible. Please note that funding deadlines may be earlier.
This programme focuses on advanced techniques for the development of software systems, with an emphasis on the construction and management of internet-oriented, agent-oriented and large software systems. It is built around taught core modules such as software design and architecture and a group project that provides experience of working in a syndicate to design, implement and document a substantial software product.
These modules are complemented by a range of optional modules that relate to various aspects of computing. The final part of the programme is an individual project which is closely linked with the Department's research activities.
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.
Lectures; tutorials; seminars; laboratory sessions; optional career planning workshops. Assessed through: coursework; written examinations; final project report.
Advanced Software Engineering: Software Measurement & Testing
Software Design & Architecture.
Access Control & Privacy Policies
Advanced Research Topics
Agents & Multi-Agent Systems
Data Structures and their Implementation in C++
Parallel & Distributed Algorithms
Software Engineering of Internet Applications.
Via the Department’s Careers Programme, students are able to network with top employers and obtain advice on how to enhance career prospects. Our graduates have gone on to have very successful careers in industry and research. Our graduates work for software consultancy companies, specialised software development companies and the IT departments of large institutions (financial, telecommunications and public sector). Recent employers include, Ernst & Young, Accenture and M-Netics. Other 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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£9,000 p.a. (2016/17)*
£21,750 p.a. (2016/17)*
*This tuition fee is subject to annual increases.
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 deposit is £1,000 – Home/EU and £2,000 – Overseas (2016/17)
If you receive an offer on or before 31st March 2016, payment is due by 30th April 2016.
If you receive an offer between 1st April 2016 and 30th June 2016, payment is due within one month of receipt of the offer.
If you receive an offer between 1st July 2016 and 31st July 2016, payment is due within two weeks of receipt of the offer.
If you receive an offer on or after 1st August 2016, payment is due within one week of receipt of the offer.
Please visit our web pages on fees and funding for more information.
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