De Montfort University
Software Engineering MSc
De Montfort University

Course modalities offered

Key Course Facts

Course Description

This programme offers a combination of theory and practice, equipping you with high standards of learning and scholarship in advanced technology. You will study in a department with an international reputation for research, training and education in software engineering, with access to facilities and expertise from the Software Technology Research Laboratory (STRL). Taught by acknowledged experts rom the STRL, Software Engineering will equip you with skills you need for industry.

Assessment will be 100 per cent coursework. It will involve various group and individual methods, including oral exams, projects, presentations, written essays and reports.

Entry Requirements / Admissions

Requirements for international students / English requirements

IELTS academic test score (similar tests may be accepted as well)

    • 6.0
    • Foundation / Pathway Courses
    • 6.5
    • Graduate Degrees
    • 6.5
    • Undergraduate Degrees
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A British Honours degree (2.2 minimum) in a relevant subject. We are happy to consider equivalent qualifications from anywhere in the world. If you have no formal academic qualifications, but do have extensive industry experience, we will consider your application on an individual basis. English language requirements: IELTS 6.0 with no component below 5.5 or equivalent.

Visa Requirements for International Students

Visa requirement

All international students (including citizens from EU countries) intending to study this or any other academic programme for more than 6 months in the UK require a Student Visa.

International students younger than 18 years require a special Child Student Visa. Exceptions from this general rule may apply to holders of other UK work visas, British National Overseas visa, family member visa and recognised refugees or asylum seekers.

Permission to work while studying

De Montfort University is listed by the UK government as an institution licensed to sponsor migrant students.

Student visa holders from licensed institutions are entitled to work during their full-time bachelor's, master's or Phd studies for
- 20h/week during the term
- Full-time outside term time (e.g. vacations, work placements, once course ended)

After completion of a bachelor's or master's programme of at least 12 months Student Visa holders of licensed institutions can convert their visa into a Graduate Visa which entitles graduates to work for 2 years in the UK.


Tuition Fees Software Engineering MSc

England UK £1781 year 1
Northern Ireland £1781 year 1
Scotland £1781 year 1
Wales £1781 year 1

Average student cost of living in UK

Rent £518
Water, gas electricity, internet (at home) £50
Supermarket shopping £81
Clothing £35
Eating out £33
Alcohol £27
Takeaways / food deliveries £30
Going out / entertainment (excl.alcohol, food) £24
Holidays and weekend trips £78
Transport within city £17
Self-care / sports £20
Stationary / books £13
Mobile phone / internet £13
Cable TV / streaming £7
Insurance £51
Other £95
Average student cost of living £1092

London costs approx 34% more than average, mainly due to rent being 67% higher than average of other cities. For students staying in student halls, costs of water, gas, electricity, wifi are generally included in the rental. Students in smaller cities where accommodation is in walking/biking distance transport costs tend to be significantly smaller.

University Rankings

Positions of De Montfort University in top UK and global rankings.

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What students say about studying Software Engineering in the UK?

  • A Day In The Life Of a Software Engineer Student
  • A Day in the Life of a Software Engineer in London
  • A Day in the Life of a Software Engineering Student | ConU
  • day in the life of a software engineer intern | google | chicago

About De Montfort University

De Montfort University, abbreviated as DMU, was founded in 1896 in the small city of Leicester, East Midlands. This university enjoys particularly strong post-graduation employment statistics, which can be explained by their commitment to work experience placements for all students on any courses. International students are well taken care of here. They receive orientation courses intended to provide advice and guidance on living in the UK, and free English language classes are provided to bring all new students up to speed.

  • Welcome to Leicester
  • International student Prabhav talks about his time at DMU
  • DMU students from around the world
  • DMU Vloggers: Arpith’s reasons to study at DMU
  • Joanna’s top five reasons to choose DMU

Where is this programme taught

Leicester Campus
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