MSc in Software Engineering

University of Liverpool Online Programmes

Program Description

MSc in Software Engineering

University of Liverpool Online Programmes

Equip yourself for success in software – one of the fastest growing areas of IT – with this fully online masters degree. Benefit from a balanced approach covering both general management in an IT context and specific software- and IT-related knowledge as you interact with international IT professionals in a dynamic online environment. Choose from elective modules that include Cloud Computing, Social Computing and Big Data. Like all our online IT masters degrees, this programme is accredited by BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT for the purposes of fully meeting the further learning academic requirement for registration as a Chartered IT Professional.

Entry Requirements - Online MSc in Software Engineering

This online MSc in Software Engineering programme is aimed at professionals looking to further their careers in software development and gain knowledge they can apply immediately in their work.

Both educational qualifications and work experience are taken into consideration when you apply to the University of Liverpool.

In general, you will be expected to have a degree from a recognised institution that is equivalent to a British bachelors degree, and two years’ professional IT working experience.

Applicants who do not directly meet the educational requirements will be evaluated on an individual basis, taking into account vocational and professional qualifications, and management experience.

English proficiency

If English is not your mother tongue, you will need to demonstrate English proficiency comparable to IELTS 6.5, TEEP 6.5, TOEFL 600, or GCSE C.


Frederik Duchi is a 2013 graduate of our online MSc in Software Engineering programme. He is from Belgium and works as a Lecturer in Multimedia Communication Technology at a higher education institution.

As an IT professional, Frederik is passionate about software development. Studying for an MSc in Software Engineering gave him the extra knowledge and credentials he needed to extend his skills in this exciting and fast-moving sector.

Quotes from Frederik:

“I wanted to study with a real university; I wanted a real student experience but with flexibility, so I chose the University of Liverpool.”

“I chose the University of Liverpool because of the flexibility of its online degrees, and because I wanted a British education with a strong international reputation.”

“I wanted a degree that offered me a challenge and enhanced my knowledge.”

“My degree has changed me in a number of areas especially in relation to interacting with different nationalities and cultures in the online classroom. I’ve learned that in another culture, professional IT issues vary around the world.”

“I’ve learned to use new techniques to guide software projects and to anticipate future issues.”

“As a software developer, I’ve evolved from only having practical knowledge to developing concrete knowledge on techniques such as HRL development, the scrum technique which are all great to help start new projects and ensure their success.”

“My degree online with the University of Liverpool was a real investment – in relation to my career and my future experiences.”

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Last updated October 27, 2016
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Meet our online graduates -- Frederik Duchi (MSc Software Engineering, 2013)