Manchester Metropolitan University
Software Engineering BSc (Hons)
Manchester Metropolitan University

Key Course Facts

Student Reviews

Below you can see course specific reviews for 60 graduates of Software Engineering BSc (Hons) at Manchester Metropolitan University for each of the survey questions in comparison to the average for all UK degree courses in Software Engineering, Development & Programming.

Overall student satisfaction
57 /100
60 total respondents
The NSS is commissioned by the Office for Students


Salary of Graduates in Software Engineering, Development & Programming

Important: Salary data below is not course specific, but contains data of all students of Software Engineering, Development & Programming at the university. Due to data collection methodology, salary data is mainly based on data related to undergraduate students.

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £30000 £28000 £38000
25-75 percentile range £26000 - £36000 £23500 - £33000 £28000 - £49000

Salary of all UK Graduates of Software Engineering, Development & Programming

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £27961 £25489 £30091
25-75 percentile range £23885 - £33047 £18348 - £32603 £21339 - £39812

Course Description

Study a software engineering degree with us and you’ll build the essential skills you need to work with software systems – opening the door to a range of career opportunities. You’ll cover all aspects of the software engineering process, with a focus on the methodical approach to robust, error-free software design and development.

In your first year, you’ll start with the core principles of computer architecture, databases, web design and programming. You’ll then begin to specialise, with areas of study like software design and development processes, full-stack web development and advanced programming.

As you progress, you’ll develop knowledge of cloud computing, full-stack web development, software testing, as well as advanced development skills in a range of programming languages. You’ll also tackle team-based projects and a large-scale software project in your final year. This will help you to build vital project management skills, as well as giving you a sound understanding of the role of software development tools within the software life cycle.

  • The four-year placement route gives you the opportunity to spend your third year on industry placement, boosting your employment prospects on graduation. This may be subject to availability.
  • You will experience what it's like to work as part of a professional team, finding solutions to complex problems via group projects.
  • You can get involved with extracurricular work to further apply your skills, such as hackathons, gaming events and the Students’ Union Computing Society.
  • We are investing £115m to transform the way we teach and you learn in the Faculty of Science and Engineering. Open from Autumn 2023, our new Dalton building will enhance collaboration between students, staff and industry and provide improved teaching spaces, including a new computing and mathematics studio.
  • Our excellent facilities include teaching laboratories equipped with high-specification PCs, with specialist, industry-standard software running on either Windows or Linux.
  • We have specialist labs including a games lab equipped with gaming chairs, keyboards and mice used for our eSports events, an animation lab with a green-screen area and a user experience lab with an eye-tracking system.
  • Our dedicated drop-in lab provides an informal social working space with regular support sessions from our programme support tutors.

Jobs & Career Perspectives

15 months after graduation, graduates of this course were asked about what they do and, if they are working, about their current job and their perspectives.

Current jobs

Required skill level of job after 15 months

Jobs of graduates of this course (15 months after graduation)

Example below based on all graduates of Software Engineering BSc (Hons) at Manchester Metropolitan University

80% Administrative occupations
10% Business and public service associate professionals
5% Sales occupations
5% Managers, directors and senior officials
5% Nursing Professionals

Grading & Study Time

Grading Distribution

Students of the course received the following grades

Entry Requirements / Admissions

UCAS Tariff of Accepted Students for this course

Qualification requirements

31-30 overall or 665-655 in 3 HL subjects.

GCSE grade C/4 or above in English Language or Pass in Level 2 Functional Skills English and GCSE grade C/4 or above in Mathematics or Pass in Level 2 Functional Skills Mathematics The level 2 requirements may also be met through the level 3 course requirements for the course; please contact the University directly if you require further information.

Requirements for international students / English requirements

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

    • 6.5
    • All other courses
    • 5.5
    • Foundation / Pathway Courses
    • 6.5
    • Graduate Degrees
    • 6.0
    • Undergraduate Degrees
Get advice on which foundation courses are best for you to still study Software Engineering, BSc (Hons), if you do not meet the minimum requirements in terms of UCAS score, A levels, or English language requirements.


Average student cost of living in the 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.

How to apply

Application deadline:

January 1, 2025

This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.

Possible Entry Points:

  • year 1 (Default entry point)

University Rankings

Positions of Manchester Metropolitan University in top UK and global rankings.

Rankings of Manchester Metropolitan University in related subject specific rankings.

Computer Science

    • #19 
    • #301 
    Computer Science
    NTU Rankings by Subject
    [Published 11 July, 2023]
    • #38 
    • #401 
    Computer Science
    THE World University Rankings by Subject
    [Published 19 October, 2023]

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About Manchester Metropolitan University

Manchester Metropolitan University is a publicly funded institution, founded in 1970 in the city of Manchester. Located in the heart of the city, students can take full advantage of being less than a ten minute walk away from the City Centre. Academically, the university offers all of the more common Liberal Arts programmes, but also some less frequently seen subjects such as Criminology and Sociology. Graduate students can expect to enjoy the privacy and quiet of the university’s seventh floor, which is entirely dedicated to post-graduate and PhD studies.

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