Software Development - Professional
This intensive one-year Masters conversion course is aimed at highly motivated graduates with a good honours degree in any discipline other than computing. There is a strong demand in the local economy and beyond for graduates with software development skills. This course will give you the skills needed to apply best practice in software engineering across a variety of organisations. While the course has a particular focus on the employment needs of the local economy, the skills and abilities developed are easily transferred to a global stage.
You will cover topics including programming skills, computer hardware, operating systems, professional software development, software architecture and design, database systems, and web-based app development.
You will be well-placed to find employment in private industry, public sector organisations, and in research. You'll gain the necessary skills to work in roles such as software developers, software testers and/or academic or commercial researchers, as well as have the capacity to diversify into other roles such as independent consultancy.
For further course details please see "Course Web Page" below.
To apply to our postgraduate taught programmes, you must meet the University's General Entrance Requirements and any course-specific requirements.
These vary depending on the course and are detailed online.
If English language is not your first language this course requires a minimum English level of IELTS 6.0, or equivalent. Visit ulster.ac.uk/englishrequirements for more details on English language requirements.
For full entry requirements please see "Course Web Page" below.
You can apply directly to Ulster any time of year. We advise that you submit your application two weeks prior to your course start date to ensure sufficient time to review your application and, should you be made an offer, complete all necessary enrolment admin.
To start an application, you must create an Ulster University account. Do not worry. You don't need to complete your application in one go. We understand that this is a big decision. Our admissions team are on hand to help you with both the form and any documentation that you may need as part of your application.
Application is through the University's online application system (see "Application Weblink" below).