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  • Study Type

    Full time available

  • Subject Areas

    Computer Science

  • Start Date


  • Course Duration

    Full-time: 1 year (2 years with placement)

  • Course Type


  • Course Fees


  • Last Updated

    08 November 2017

Course Content

Course content

Develop specialist skills to design and develop complex software. You’ll gain the ideal foundation for a career in software engineering.

You’ll learn about the complexity of engineering a complex piece of software, and discover how issues can be successfully managed by a software team. You will design and realise systems to meet a specification, giving you the confidence to manage your own software development projects. You’ll gain the knowledge to engineer complex software systems, and experience working in a true to life software team.

Studying in our bespoke computer laboratory, you’ll get exposure to the most cutting edge ideas and technology in the industry. You will focus on combining practical application with theoretical application, making you more prepared for a career in computer science or related area.

You’ll finish your studies with the skills looked for across a variety of sectors. The majority of our master’s graduates move directly into computer science careers in software development, research or technology.

Why study Computer Science with us?

- The majority of our Masters graduates move directly into computer science careers in software development or consultancy.

- We have a fully-supported professional placement programme.

MSc Software Systems is accredited by the Chartered Institute for IT (BCS). By studying a course with a professional accreditation, you could have the chance to get workplace experience, learn about new developments in the industry and apply for membership with the accrediting body. You may also be able to apply for jobs in the industry without having to do any more exams.

Visit the website - http://www.bath.ac.uk/courses/postgraduate-2018/taught-postgraduate-master-s-courses/msc-software-systems/

Career opportunities

There are career opportunities in all the major software providers. Companies providing web or mobile phone technology, finance and management support, satellite and digital television, and many other modern industries all make extensive use of software systems.

Employment opportunities are extensive, and our Masters graduates have moved into computing careers in the leading computer companies, major international banks, communication companies, government agencies and educational establishments. These companies include:

- Web Usability Partnership

- Imagination Technologies

- Nomura

- Goldman Sachs

- OC Robotics

- Nokia

- PayPal

- PriceWaterhouseCoope

The Department has active collaborations with academics in leading universities in Europe, Australasia, the USA and Japan. Strong links with industry, e.g. HP labs, Airbus, Qinetiq, Westland, Toshiba and Vodafone.

Find out more about the department here - http://www.bath.ac.uk/comp-sci/

Find out how to apply here - http://www.bath.ac.uk/science/graduate-school/taught-programmes/how-to-apply/

Visit the Software Systems (MSc) page on the University of Bath website for more details!




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