Software Engineering Degree Courses in the UK - Bachelors & Masters

Program University Student satis­faction Unem­ployed Drop­out Tuition (UK) Tuition (Inter­national) UCAS Tariff City
Staffordshire University 77% 7% 6% £9250 £14000 119 Stoke-on-Trent On campus Full-time
Glasgow Caledonian University 75% 15% 11% £9250 £12250 137 Glasgow On campus Full-time
University of Leicester 68% 5% 0% £7600 £16800 150 Leicester On campus Full-time
New College of the Humanities 68% 5% 0% £11000 £23000 150 London On campus Part-time
University of Leicester 68% 5% 0% £10500 £21750 150 Leicester On campus Full-time
City University London 68% 5% 0% £5200 £10400 150 London On campus Part-time
University of Hull 78% 5% 5% £9250 £17550 142 Hull On campus Full-time
Imperial College of Science 88% 0% 4% £9250 £35100 196 London On campus Full-time
Royal Holloway, University of London 78% 0% 3% £9250 £23200 121 Egham On campus Full-time
University of Hull 78% 5% 10% £9250 £17550 142 Hull On campus Full-time
Royal Holloway, University of London 78% 0% 3% £9250 £23200 121 Egham On campus Full-time
University of Keele 73% 0% 5% £9250 £17000 115 Newcastle under Lyme On campus Full-time
Brunel University 55% 8% 5% £9250 £17355 143 Uxbridge On campus Full-time
University of Hull 78% 5% 5% £9250 £17550 142 Hull On campus Full-time
University of Hull 78% 5% 5% £9250 £17550 142 Hull On campus Full-time
Robert Gordon University 68% 0% 5% £6750 £15040 £15490 148 Aberdeen On campus Full-time
University of Wales 63% 5% 30% £9000 £13500 166 Cardiff On campus Full-time
University of Wales 63% 5% 30% £9000 £13500 166 Cardiff On campus Full-time
Buckinghamshire New University 71% 0% 10% £9250 £14250 118 High Wycombe On campus Full-time
Buckinghamshire New University 71% 0% 10% £9250 £14250 118 High Wycombe On campus Full-time
University of Wales 63% 5% 30% £9000 £13500 166 Cardiff On campus Full-time
Southampton Solent University 76% 0% 4% £9250 £12000 110 Southampton On campus Full-time
University of Wales 63% 5% 30% £9000 £13500 166 Cardiff On campus Full-time
Southampton Solent University 76% 0% 4% £9250 £12000 110 Southampton On campus Full-time
University of Roehampton 62% 4% 13% £9250 £13145 112 Roehampton On campus Full-time
Southampton Solent University 76% 0% 4% £9250 £13800 110 Southampton On campus Full-time
University of Glasgow 89% 15% 2% £27750 £84080 211 Glasgow On campus Full-time
Glasgow Caledonian University 89% 15% 2% £9250 £12250 211 Glasgow On campus Full-time
Bournemouth University 77% 5% 22% £9250 £16500 123 Poole On campus Full-time
University of Wales 43% 10% 10% £7800 £15000 129 Cardiff On campus Full-time
Kingston University 43% 10% 10% £5291 £8470 129 Kingston upon Thames On campus Part-time
University of St Andrews 43% 10% 10% £9900 £24240 129 St Andrews On campus Part-time
University of Bedfordshire 43% 10% 10% £8250 £13275 129 Luton On campus Part-time
University of Glasgow 75% 3% 0% £37000 £94590 206 Glasgow On campus Full-time
University of Glasgow 82% 3% 0% £37000 £94590 206 Glasgow On campus Full-time
University of Glasgow 75% 3% 0% £27750 £63060 206 Glasgow On campus Full-time
University of Wales 75% 3% 0% £7800 £15000 206 Cardiff On campus Full-time
University of Wales 75% 3% 0% £7800 £15000 206 Cardiff On campus Part-time
Aberystwyth University 100% 0% 10% £9000 £16300 116 Aberystwyth On campus Full-time
University of Southampton 78% 4% 0% £9250 £19500 167 Southampton On campus Full-time
The University of Sheffield 70% 0% 0% £9250 £25670 125 Sheffield On campus Full-time
Heriot-Watt University 68% 0% 0% £9250 £9250 £19792 £20584 200 Edinburgh On campus Full-time
The University of Sheffield 70% 0% 0% £9250 £24450 125 Sheffield On campus Full-time
University of Southampton 78% 4% 0% £9250 £22760 167 Southampton On campus Full-time
Queen's University of Belfast 73% 0% 3% £9250 £21400 147 Belfast On campus Full-time
University of Huddersfield 56% 0% 12% £9250 £16000 139 Huddersfield On campus Full-time
Aberystwyth University 62% 2% 25% £9000 £16300 103 Aberystwyth On campus Full-time
Teesside University 78% 7% 9% £9250 £14000 124 Middlesbrough On campus Full-time
Cardiff Metropolitan University 63% 5% 0% £9000 £13000 113 Cardiff On campus Full-time
University of Strathclyde 75% 4% 0% £9250 £19400 186 Glasgow On campus Full-time
University of Brighton 53% 0% 10% £9250 £13842 101 Brighton On campus Full-time
Liverpool Hope University 79% 0% 3% £9250 £11400 106 Liverpool On campus Full-time
Southampton Solent University 50% 6% 5% £9250 £13800 124 Southampton On campus Full-time
University of the West of Scotland 64% 4% 20% - £13325 140 Paisley On campus Full-time
Liverpool John Moores University 81% 5% 15% £9250 £16100 145 Liverpool On campus Full-time
York St John University 56% 0% 24% £9250 £12750 111 York On campus Full-time
Glasgow Caledonian University 75% 15% 11% £9250 £12250 137 Glasgow On campus Full-time
Aberystwyth University 62% 2% 25% £9000 £16300 103 Aberystwyth On campus Full-time
University of Wales 63% 10% 27% £9000 £13500 166 Cardiff On campus Full-time
York St John University 56% 0% 24% £9250 £12750 111 York On campus Full-time
University of Sunderland 69% 5% 12% £9250 £13000 88 Sunderland On campus Full-time
Aberystwyth University 62% 2% 25% £9000 £16300 103 Aberystwyth On campus Full-time
Cardiff University 58% 5% 5% £9000 £23450 169 Cardiff On campus Full-time
University of Portsmouth 47% 0% 10% £9250 £18300 114 Portsmouth On campus Full-time
Southampton Solent University 50% 6% 5% £9250 £12000 124 Southampton On campus Full-time
Southampton Solent University 50% 6% 5% £9250 £13800 124 Southampton On campus Full-time
Liverpool John Moores University 81% 5% 15% £9250 £11000 145 Liverpool On campus Full-time
Buckinghamshire New University 71% 5% 35% £9250 £12500 92 High Wycombe On campus Full-time
Buckinghamshire New University 71% 5% 35% £9250 £12500 92 High Wycombe On campus Full-time
University of Sunderland 69% 5% 12% £9250 £13000 88 Sunderland On campus Full-time
Bournemouth University 55% 0% 15% £9250 £16500 100 Poole On campus Full-time
University of Bradford 76% 5% 7% £9250 £20118 129 Bradford On campus Full-time
University of Bolton 89% 15% 20% £9250 £46600 74 Bolton On campus Full-time
University of Southampton 78% 4% 10% £9250 £22760 167 Southampton On campus Full-time
The University of Sheffield 70% 0% 0% £9250 £25670 125 Sheffield On campus Full-time
University of Bolton 89% 15% 20% £38850 £51650 74 Bolton On campus Full-time
The University of Edinburgh 65% 0% 5% £9250 £30400 199 Edinburgh On campus Full-time
Edinburgh Napier University 67% 15% 4% £9250 £16425 162 Edinburgh On campus Full-time
University of Greenwich 57% 6% 10% £9250 £14500 123 London On campus Full-time
University of Bolton 89% 15% 20% £29600 £39200 74 Bolton On campus Full-time
University of Bolton 89% 15% 20% £9250 £37350 74 Bolton On campus Full-time
London Metropolitan University 76% 5% 7% £2310 £3894 135 London On campus Part-time
University of Westminster 43% 10% 10% £9250 £14400 68 London On campus Full-time
University of Westminster 43% 10% 10% £9250 £14400 68 London On campus Full-time
Ulster University 68% 5% 7% £9250 £15360 131 Coleraine On campus Full-time
University of Bradford 76% 5% 7% £9250 £20118 135 Bradford On campus Full-time
Liverpool Hope University 79% 0% 3% £9250 £11400 106 Liverpool On campus Full-time
Canterbury Christ Church University 68% 10% 14% £9250 £14500 68 Canterbury On campus Full-time
Canterbury Christ Church University 68% 10% 14% £9250 £14500 68 Canterbury On campus Full-time
SAE Institute 72% 5% 5% £9000 £13000 97 London On campus Full-time
Queen Mary University of London 68% 5% 0% £9250 - 150 London On campus Full-time
Queen Mary University of London 68% 5% 0% £9250 - 150 London On campus Full-time
University of the West of England 74% 5% 0% - - 132 Bristol On campus Full-time
University of the West of England 74% 5% 0% - - 132 Bristol On campus Full-time
Queen Mary University of London 68% 5% 0% £9250 - 150 London On campus Full-time
University of Birmingham 66% 2% 3% £9250 - 170 Birmingham On campus Full-time
University of Birmingham 66% 2% 3% £9250 - 170 Birmingham On campus Full-time
Coleg Llandrillo (Llandrillo College) 77% 20% 0% £8300 £8300 - Colwyn Bay On campus Full-time
Birkbeck, University of London - 10% 5% £5865 £10920 - London On campus Part-time
Cornwall College - - 5% £5733 £6633 - Redruth On campus Part-time
University of Hertfordshire - - - - - - Hatfield On campus Full-time
City of Westminster College 91% - 10% - - - London On campus Full-time
University of Liverpool 68% 0% 0% - - 161 Liverpool On campus Full-time
Northumbria University 73% 7% 15% - - 142 Newcastle On campus Full-time
University of Wolverhampton 68% 15% 8% £9250 - 80 Wolverhampton On campus Full-time
University Centre Peterborough - - - £8000 - 53 Peterborough On campus Full-time
Newcastle University 45% 4% 5% £9250 - 138 Newcastle On campus Full-time
Newcastle University 45% 4% 15% £9250 - 137 Newcastle On campus Full-time
University of Liverpool 68% 0% 0% - - 161 Liverpool On campus Full-time
University of Hertfordshire 65% 8% 14% - - 107 Hatfield On campus Full-time
University of Wolverhampton 68% 15% 8% £9250 - 80 Wolverhampton On campus Full-time
University of Wolverhampton 63% 5% 30% £9250 - 166 Wolverhampton On campus Full-time
Coleg Llandrillo (Llandrillo College) 63% 5% 30% - - 166 Colwyn Bay On campus Part-time
The University of Northampton 76% 0% 0% £6600 - 95 Northampton On campus Full-time
The University of Northampton 76% 0% 0% £9250 - 95 Northampton On campus Full-time
Plymouth University 62% 4% 13% - - 112 Plymouth On campus Full-time
University of the Highlands and Islands - - - £6915 £7230 - Inverness On campus Full-time
University of Aberdeen 78% 2% 5% - - 163 Aberdeen On campus Full-time
Bournemouth University 77% 5% 22% £9250 - 123 Poole On campus Full-time
University of Stirling 56% 5% 19% - - 122 Stirling On campus Full-time
De Montfort University 56% 5% 19% £1781 - 122 Leicester On campus Part-time
University of Westminster 43% 10% 10% - - 129 London On campus Part-time
Newcastle University 43% 10% 10% - - 129 Newcastle On campus Part-time
Queen's University of Belfast 43% 10% 10% - - 129 Belfast On campus Part-time
University of Oxford 43% 10% 10% - - 129 Oxford On campus Part-time
University of the West of Scotland 43% 10% 10% - - 129 Paisley On campus Full-time
Coventry University 43% 10% 10% - - 129 Coventry On campus Full-time
Northumbria University 43% 10% 10% - - 129 Newcastle On campus Part-time
University of West London 43% 10% 10% - - 129 Ealing On campus Full-time
University of West London 43% 10% 10% - - 129 Ealing On campus Part-time
Queen's University of Belfast 43% 10% 10% - - 129 Belfast On campus Full-time
University of Hertfordshire 43% 10% 10% - - 129 Hatfield On campus Full-time
Lancaster University 76% 0% 15% £9250 - 169 Lancaster On campus Full-time
Cardiff University 75% 3% 0% - - 206 Cardiff On campus Full-time
Ulster University 75% 3% 0% - - 206 Coleraine On campus Full-time
University of Wales 46% - 25% £9000 £13500 120 Cardiff On campus Full-time
City of Oxford College 46% - 25% £6165 £7300 120 Oxford On campus Full-time
Newcastle College 46% - 25% £9000 - 120 Newcastle On campus Full-time
Blackpool and the Fylde College 82% 15% 10% £8750 - - Blackpool On campus Full-time
New College Swindon 82% 15% 10% £7000 £8700 - Swindon On campus Full-time
New College Durham 94% - 20% £9000 - - Durham On campus Full-time
City College Plymouth 84% - 0% £7450 - - Plymouth On campus Full-time
The Manchester College 76% - 40% - - - Manchester On campus Full-time
Grimsby Institute - - 40% £8500 £7800 - Grimsby On campus Full-time
East Surrey College - - 15% - - - Redhill On campus Full-time
Blackpool and the Fylde College 78% 15% 24% £8750 - - Blackpool On campus Full-time
Leeds City College 91% - 21% £7950 - - Leeds On campus Full-time
Leeds City College 67% - 10% £7950 - - Leeds On campus Full-time
University Academy 92 67% - 10% £9250 - - Manchester On campus Full-time
Nottingham Trent University 67% - 10% - - - Nottingham On campus Full-time
University of Suffolk 67% - 10% £9250 £14598 - Ipswich On campus Full-time
The University of Winchester - - 25% £9250 - 94 Winchester On campus Full-time
Blackpool and the Fylde College 78% 7% 9% £8335 - 124 Blackpool On campus Full-time
University of Chester 80% 5% 20% £9250 - 107 Chester On campus Full-time
Anglia Ruskin University 67% 9% 5% £9250 - 97 Cambridge On campus Full-time
Manchester Metropolitan University 60% 5% 5% - - 127 Manchester On campus Full-time
Swansea University 76% 7% 0% - - 143 Swansea On campus Full-time
University of Central Lancashire 45% 10% 25% £9250 - 149 Preston On campus Full-time
University of Leicester 80% 5% 5% - - 161 Leicester On campus Full-time
Edge Hill University 67% 6% 15% £9250 - 153 Ormskirk On campus Full-time
Anglia Ruskin University 67% 9% 5% £9250 - 97 Cambridge On campus Full-time
Manchester Metropolitan University 60% 5% 5% - - 127 Manchester On campus Full-time
Blackburn College - - 0% £8250 - - Blackburn On campus Full-time
Blackburn College - - 0% £4900 - - Blackburn On campus Full-time
University of Leicester 80% 5% 5% - - 161 Leicester On campus Full-time
Bradford College 69% - 40% £8750 - - Bradford On campus Full-time
University of Chester 80% 5% 20% £9250 - 107 Chester On campus Full-time
Wrexham Glyndwr University 80% 5% 20% - - 107 Wrexham On campus Part-time
The University of Northampton 76% 0% 0% £9250 - 95 Northampton On campus Full-time
University of Stirling 77% 0% 0% - - 127 Stirling On campus Full-time
Swansea University 76% 7% 0% - - 143 Swansea On campus Full-time
Anglia Ruskin University 67% 9% 5% £9250 - 97 Cambridge On campus Full-time
Nottingham Trent University 40% 3% 5% - - 126 Nottingham On campus Full-time
Lancaster University 76% 0% 5% £9250 - 134 Lancaster On campus Full-time
University of the Highlands and Islands 87% 0% - £6120 £7080 - Inverness On campus Full-time
University of Salford 60% 6% 5% - - 115 Salford On campus Full-time
University of Kent 55% 1% 8% - - 136 Canterbury On campus Full-time
University of Bedfordshire 83% - 10% £9250 £13200 90 Luton On campus Full-time
University of Salford 60% 6% 5% - - 115 Salford On campus Full-time
University of Central Lancashire 45% 10% 25% £6000 - 149 Preston On campus Full-time
University of Leicester 80% 5% 5% - - 161 Leicester On campus Full-time
Swansea University 76% 7% 0% - - 143 Swansea On campus Full-time
Blackpool and the Fylde College 76% 7% 0% £8335 - 143 Blackpool On campus Full-time
University of Suffolk 70% - 15% £9250 £14598 130 Ipswich On campus Full-time
The Manchester College 55% 0% 15% - - 100 Manchester On campus Full-time
University of Suffolk 70% - 15% £9250 £14598 130 Ipswich On campus Full-time
University of Salford 60% 6% 15% - - 118 Salford On campus Full-time
University of Suffolk 70% - 11% £9250 £14598 119 Ipswich On campus Full-time
Trafford College 70% - 11% £7995 - 119 Altrincham On campus Full-time
Coventry University 75% 5% 7% £9250 - 132 Coventry On campus Full-time
Sheffield Hallam University 57% 5% 15% - - 111 Sheffield On campus Full-time
University of Bradford 76% 5% 7% £9250 - 135 Bradford On campus Full-time
University of Bolton - - - - - - Bolton On campus Part-time
University of Roehampton 89% 15% 20% - - 74 Roehampton On campus Part-time
Queen's University of Belfast 73% 0% 3% £1 - 147 Belfast On campus Full-time
Sheffield Hallam University 57% 5% 15% - - 111 Sheffield On campus Full-time
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Student Reviews

Overall student satisfaction
66 /100
3233 students of Software Engineering in the UK replied

Primarily based on data from undergraduate degree students.

The NSS is commissioned by the <a rel="nofollow" target="_blank" href="https://www.officeforstudents.org.uk/advice-and-guidance/student-information-and-data/national-student-survey-nss">Office for Students</a>

Salary

Primarily based on salary data of undergraduate students

Salary of all UK Graduates of Software Engineering

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £25948 £22958 £27579
25-75 percentile range £22922 - £30285 £16161 - £30238 £19190 - £36447

Salary of all UK Graduates of all subjects

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £27295 £23875 £27759
25-75 percentile range £23632 - £30758 £17533 - £30381 £20848 - £36885

Jobs & Career Perspectives

Career perspectives for Software Engineering

15 months after graduation, graduates of this subject were asked about their current circumstances of employment, what they do, and whether their activities and perspectives are directly related to their studies.

Current jobs

Among graduates of Software Engineering who indicated that they are working, the percentage below represents the number who “agree” or “strongly agree” with the statements about their job.

Job in line with future plans

Utilise skills from studies

Work is meaningful

Typical employers for graduates of Software Engineering

  • Financial Services Organisations
  • Government Organisations
  • Healthcare Organisations
  • Information Technology Organisations
  • Manufacturing Organisations
  • Media Organisations
  • Utilities Organisations

Specialisations within Software Engineering

  • Software/Systems Development
  • Applications Development

Required skill level of job after 15 months

Among graduates of Software Engineering who indicated that they are working, the percentage below represents the number of highly skilled vs non-highly skilled jobs (Unistats).

% Skilled jobs

Jobs of graduates of Software Engineering (15 months after graduation)

Example below based on all graduates of Software Engineering at Liverpool John Moores University

60% Information Technology Professionals
25% Science, engineering and technology associate professionals
10% Elementary occupations
10% Sports and fitness occupations

Grading Distribution

Students of Software Engineering in the UK received the following grades.

Entry Requirements / Admissions

UCAS Tariff of Accepted Students for Software Engineering

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FAQ

  • The following degrees are offered for Software Engineering studies:
  • Bachelor of Science (Honours) - BSc (Hons)
  • Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip
  • Master of Science - MSc
  • Master of Engineering (Honours) - MEng (Hons)
  • Master of Science (Honours) - Msci (Hons)
  • Master of Science (Postgraduate) - MSc (PG)
  • Master of Engineering - MEng
  • Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) - BEng (Hons)
  • Bachelor of Engineering - BEng
  • Bachelor of Arts (Honours) / Bachelor of Science (Honours) - BA/BSc (Hons)
  • Foundation Degree in Science - FdSc
  • Higher National Certificate - HNC
  • Higher National Diploma - HND
  • Foundation Degree - FD
  • Certificate of Higher Education - CertHE
  • Bachelor of Science - BSc

The median salary of graduates of Software Engineering was £25948 15 months after graduation, £22958 3 years after graduation and £27579 5 years after graduation.

Software Engineering (with integrated year in industry) at Aberystwyth University received the highest rating among all graduates in the National Student Survey year with a rating of 100 out of 100 among 9 respondents.