Queen Mary University of London
Software Engineering for Business BSc (Hons)
Queen Mary University of London

Key Course Facts

Course Description

A programme designed with input from leading employers to give you the technical and professional skills needed by industry.

This programme will equip you to become a software engineer in a business environment. Core topics include programming and software engineering, databases and operating systems. You’ll learn about new innovations, demonstrating that you understand the changing nature of emerging technologies. Direct your studies towards your aims and interests with a wide choice of modules in the final year.

Industry involvement is fundamental to this programme. You’ll have regular ‘Industry Insights’ and ‘Guru Lectures’ on issues facing the IT industry, and be invited to employer events, competitions and mock interviews.

In the final year, you’ll design an individual project based on your own interests and linked to current research areas in the School, such as security, big data, computer gaming, interaction design, machine learning, pervasive computing, theoretical computer science, social network analysis or digital audio.

Professional recognition: this programme is accredited as a ‘Tech Industry Gold degree’ by the Tech Partnership, a network of employers creating the skills needed for the digital economy.

Student Reviews

Below you can see course specific reviews for 102 graduates of Software Engineering for Business BSc (Hons) at Queen Mary University of London for each of the survey questions in comparison to the average for all UK degree courses in Software Engineering.

Overall student satisfaction
68 /100
102 total respondents

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 of Graduates of Software Engineering for Business BSc (Hons) at Queen Mary University of London

Important: Salary data below is not course specific, but contains data of all students of Software Engineering for Business BSc (Hons) 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 £32000 £32000 £40000
25-75 percentile range £29000 - £40000 £26500 - £39500 £30500 - £56000

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

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

Job in line with future plans

Utilise skills from studies

Work is meaningful

Required skill level of job after 15 months

% Skilled jobs

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

Example below based on all graduates of Software Engineering for Business BSc (Hons) at Queen Mary University of London

79% Information Technology Professionals
4% Managers, directors and senior officials
3% Sales occupations
3% Web and Multimedia Design Professionals
1% Administrative occupations
1% Skilled trades occupations
1% Process, plant and machine operatives
1% Finance Professionals
1% Science, engineering and technology associate professionals
1% Design occupations

Grading & Study Time

Assessment Methods

Study Time Distribution

Assessment typically includes a combination of coursework (presentations, assignments, essay report writing, in-class tests, research and project work) and/or examinations in May or June. Individual and group projects are assessed through a written report, practical demonstration and oral examination.

Grading Distribution

Students of the course received the following grades

Entry Requirements / Admissions

Minimum Required UCAS Tariff

UCAS Tariff of Accepted Students for this course

Qualification requirements

Alternatively, ABB including either Mathematics or Computer Science Excluded subjects - General Studies and Critical Thinking Please note: You will also be excepted to achieve a Pass grade in the practical endorsement for any of the following A levels - Biology, Chemistry, Physics - if taken with one of the Awarding Bodies in England.

We consider applications from students with the Access to Higher Education Diploma in Computing. The minimum academic requirement is to achieve 60 credits overall, with 45 credits at Level 3, of which 30 credits must be at Distinction and 15 credits at Merit or higher. Applications are considered on a case by case basis. Due to the high volume of applications, we do not make offers of study purely on the basis of meeting grade requirements. An additional entry Maths test will be required if you do not hold GCSE Mathematics at grade B or 5.

6,6,5 in HL subjects. Alternatively, 32 points overall with 6,5,5 in three HL subjects including Mathematics or Computer Science.

Queen Mary University of London welcomes applications from students currently studying Level 3 BTEC qualifications and will consider you for entry to the majority of our undergraduate courses. The typical entry requirements will vary according to the course you are applying for. Some of our courses require specific subject knowledge which you may not be able to cover as part of a Level 3 BTEC qualification and we may therefore require additional Level 3 qualifications to ensure that you are suitably prepared for relevant courses. A small number of our courses do not accept BTEC qualifications for entry, either as a standalone qualification, or in combination with other qualifications at Level 3. Information on our typical entry requirements and guidance for applying can be found at http://www.qmul.ac.uk/undergraduate/entry/btec/ If you are at all unsure about the acceptability of your BTEC qualification for entry, please contact the Admissions team for individual advice ([email protected]).

Do you not fulfill the minimum requirements in terms of UCAS score, A levels, or English language requirements?
Get advice on which foundation courses are best for you to still be able to join Software Engineering for Business, BSc (Hons).

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

Queen Mary University of London 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 for Business BSc (Hons)

England UK £9250 year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 year 1
Scotland £9250 year 1
Wales £9250 year 1

Additional fee information

Our most recent information regarding tuition fees can be found at http://www.qmul.ac.uk/tuitionfees/

Average student cost of living in London

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, 2023

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 Queen Mary University of London in top UK and global rankings.

Rankings of Queen Mary University of London in related subject specific rankings.

Computer Science

    • #5 
    • #84 
    Computer Science
    THE World University Rankings by Subject
    [Published 26 October, 2022]
    • #13 
    • #155 
    Computer Science
    NTU by Subject
    [Published 20 October, 2021]

See all university rankings of Queen Mary University of London

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 Queen Mary University of London

Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) was founded in 1989 in the Mile End district of London. This Russell Group University offers state-of-the-art facilities, including their Advanced Molecular Imaging Services, and the Genome Centre for DNA research at Barts and the London School of Medicine, among numerous others for a wide variety of subject matters. QMUL is without a doubt an excellent option for any student wishing to pursue a career path in scientific research, and is recognised worldwide as such.

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Where is this programme taught

Queen Mary University of London - Mile End campus
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