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Some of the most challenging problems in industry and commerce are associated with software development. This course will equip computing professionals with advanced knowledge of the latest methods and tools in software engineering, as well as practical skills in software development.
You can combine this course with Management Studies, which will enable you to develop the skills to successfully lead teams and manage innovation.
A good honours degree or equivalent in an information technology/computing science/software engineering subject; or substantial relevant work experience, such as two years as a programmer.
A vibrant, modern and supportive University based across four campuses, Kingston offers a wide range of postgraduate taught and research degrees. We offer people from all backgrounds and countries (140 at the last count) the opportunity to make a difference – not only to their own lives, but also to the world around them.
Indian student Zayd Rasool talks about how his MSc in Software Engineering helped him progress in his career.
"I completed my Bachelors in Engineering degree at Pune University in India and decided to study an MSc overseas to give me an internationally-recognised qualification and allow me to work anywhere in the world.
"I did a lot of research into the options and applied to a number of UK universities but I was really impressed with the course content and structure of the MSc courses at Kingston. This, as well as the University’s reputation for computing courses and the quality of the information provided, made Kingston my first choice.
"After passing my course in 2007 with a distinction, the University’s job shop helped me get my first position with an IT company dealing with financial services located at the heart of the City of London. I obtained my IGS visa, which allows candidates to work in the UK after completing their postgraduate studies. The job was been fantastic and I gained a lot of experience and knowledge, which helped me to secure a new role as a software engineer with GlaxoSmithKline in July 2008. This organisation has helped me get a five-year work permit visa.
"As an alumnus, I am still in touch with the Faculty of Computing, Information Systems and Mathematics at Kingston. The Faculty arranges reunions and other events at which we have the chance to meet our tutors, friends and new students at the University.
"What would I say to an Indian student thinking of studying at Kingston University? I'd say if you get the opportunity, do it — it's the best and there are no doubts about it."
"Deciding to study my MSc at Kingston was probably one of the easiest decisions I have ever made. After three years' study at Kingston for my Software Engineering BSc degree, I was very much aware of Kingston's reputation – for quality of teaching, the content of the course and the good relationship between students and staff to mention but a few.
"I found the structure of the course very good. Focusing on each module for a whole week was good as it made it easier for me to plan my personal study time table. Even though I was studying a Software Engineering MSc, the flexibility of the course made it possible for me to choose modules from other disciplines. This was great as it allowed me to expand my knowledge into other areas.
"As a full-time course, I expected it to be very tough, and indeed it was, but the friendliness and willingness of lecturers and staff made it an enjoyable year."
I was very good at the theory part of my course but I did not have a great experience of live projects or practical knowledge. Fortunately, Kingston University introduced me to many advanced and versatile software tools, which I had never found in India, helping me develop many live projects during my course assignments. The teaching style of the UK professors is very advanced compared to the Indian education style. Additionally, the classroom environment is friendlier than India's.
I would recommend Kingston University for further study as it made a great impact on my life. The education policies, teaching methodology, along with the diverse cultures and user-friendly environment make Kingston unique in comparison with other London-based universities.
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