Accredited by the British Computer Society (BCS), this Master’s degree aims to equip you with the professional and technical skills needed to specify, design, develop, test and implement large-scale software systems in a variety of different contexts and organisational settings.
The course is designed and delivered with input from our extensive industry contacts; we will teach you how to construct and deliver software solutions working with clients in real-life situations, which could lead to careers in software development or internet systems development.
You’ll study in our modern Engineering and Computing building with well-equipped laboratories featuring the latest workstations, dedicated servers and industry standard software.
The curriculum has been designed to provide essential developer skills for those with some previous experience of programming who wish to refocus their careers in this area. However, it is also suitable for those with previous good programming experience, who require a formal qualification and want to stay abreast of emerging technologies.
The degree combines theories and practices in the design and development of software systems, ranging from in-house enterprise applications to web-based and distributed computer systems.
Why choose this course?
If you are interested in learning about computer programming or wish to update your existing software skills, this professionally-accredited course provides opportunities to equip you with the skills and knowledge for software development professionals. Members of our Industry Advisory Board help to ensure our syllabus keeps up-to-date with current technology trends and issues.
The course aims to provide a sound understanding of essential development platforms, protocols and standards with an emphasis on object-oriented modelling, design and programming, databases and the development of distributed and client and server applications.
We offer excellent facilities, so you can learn core technical competencies of disciplines for software development and current advanced technologies, using industry-standard equipment and up-to-date software, including Microsoft as well as industrial strength collaboration coding platforms, such as Github.
Our postgraduate ‘Software Development’ course enjoys excellent student satisfaction, the quality of teaching praised for its practical focus on real-world problems and technical projects, supported by experts from industry. You’ll learn advanced topics and investigate areas at the forefront of software development research and industry.
International experience opportunities
All over the world, businesses are looking for ways to make better products, delivered faster and provide their customers with the highest levels of service – they often look to software developers to drive technical innovation. This course acknowledges the borderless nature of software development and the common languages of programming used throughout the globe.
The practical nature of our course places an emphasis on your future employability, developing a wide range of technical, analytical, design and professional skills. The technical content is regularly reviewed and updated to reflect what is currently important and in demand in industry.
Coventry University is committed to preparing you for your future career and giving you a competitive edge in the graduate job market. The University’s Careers and Employability team provide a wide range of support services to help you plan and prepare for your career.