MSc Computer Science with Software Engineering

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100% Online MSc Computer Science with Software Engineering

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Explore the opportunities of our data-driven world with St Marys’ 100% online MSc Computer Science with Software Engineering

St Mary's University London's 100% online MSc Computer Science with Software Engineering is suited for the working professional looking to advance their skills in programming, algorithmic design, software development, and the creation of innovative software systems, equipping you to excel in today's rapidly evolving technological landscape.

You'll deepen your knowledge in a diverse range of topics relevant to both computer science and software engineering and explore fundamental and advanced concepts, including software design, development methodologies, programming languages, and software architecture. In our digital classroom, you'll engage in hands-on learning experiences, working on practical assignments, projects, and assessments to hone your critical thinking, problem-solving abilities, and technical proficiency in software engineering methodologies. Upon programme completion, you will be well-equipped to contribute significantly across various industries and sectors, leveraging innovative software solutions for informed decision-making and technological advancement.

You’ll develop your capacity to: 

  • Develop expertise at the intersection of computer science and software engineering by equipping you with a deep understanding of both computer science principles and software engineering practices, enabling you to integrate theoretical knowledge with practical skills to address complex software challenges.
  • Apply theoretical concepts to real-world scenarios, honing your problem-solving abilities, technical proficiency, and software development expertise.
  • Develop expertise in software development tools and methodologies becoming equipped with advanced skills in the use of industry-standard software development tools, frameworks, and methodologies, enabling you to effectively design, implement, and maintain software systems that meet the evolving needs of modern organisations.
  • Make meaningful contributions to the field by leveraging your expertise in software engineering to drive innovation, solve complex problems, and make informed decisions across a variety of industries and sectors, positioning you as a valuable asset in the global technology landscape.

And grow your career

Software engineering is a creative, diverse, and rewarding field and is among the most sought-after professions worldwide. The programme will equip you with valuable skills in a high-demand industry and prepare you for success in a variety of careers, such as Engineering Manager, Business Developer, Software Engineer, Cloud Software Engineer (DevOps), IT Support Specialist and more.

With a programme designed for you

St Marys’ 100% online MSc in Computer Science with Software Engineering suits the working professional seeking the advanced skills and knowledge needed to develop their career in this in-demand global industry. Enjoy the flexibility to balance your learning with important life commitments, such as work, family, and friends, so you can achieve your career goals and reach your full potential with minimum disruption to your everyday life.

Programme Modules

Computer Networks

Gain a comprehensive understanding of computer networks, covering both theoretical concepts and practical implementation aspects and explore the fundamentals of networking protocols, network architectures, and various technologies used in modern computer networks.

Operating Systems

Gain an in-depth understanding of operating system concepts, principles, and functionalities. You will delve into both theoretical foundations and practical applications, focusing on contemporary operating system architectures and their roles in managing hardware resources, enabling user interaction, and supporting software applications. 

Software Development

Acquire a thorough grasp of software development principles, methodologies, and procedures. This module spans both theoretical foundations and hands-on implementation, with a focus on the software development lifecycle, agile methodologies, coding, debugging, and testing best practices.

Database Systems

Develop a comprehensive understanding of database systems and their significance in various applications. You will explore both theoretical concepts and practical implementation, focusing on the relational model and the use of SQL.

Web Technologies

Equip yourself with a comprehensive understanding of contemporary web development principles and practices. You will explore a diverse range of topics essential for crafting interactive and responsive web applications. Through a blend of theoretical exploration and hands-on implementation, you will learn the foundational technologies, frameworks, and best practices prevalent in modern web development.

Software Testing

Explore the critical domain of software testing, which serves as an essential pillar in ensuring the robustness, reliability, and functionality of software applications. You will develop a deep understanding of the integral role that testing plays throughout the software development lifecycle (SDLC). You will explore the strategic application of testing to detect and mitigate errors, thereby enhancing software quality and meeting user expectations.

Data Structures and Algorithms

Develop your understanding of data structures and algorithms, essential components of computer science. You will explore various data structures such as arrays, linked lists, stacks, queues, trees, and graphs, along with algorithms for searching, sorting, and graph traversal. The module emphasises both theoretical concepts and practical implementation, preparing you to design efficient algorithms and use appropriate data structures to solve computational problems.

Artificial Intelligence

Gain a comprehensive understanding of artificial intelligence (AI) principles, techniques, and applications. You will deep dive into AI, covering both theoretical foundations and practical implementation aspects, and explore a wide range of topics, including problem-solving methods, knowledge representation, reasoning, intelligent agent design, and ethical considerations in AI development and deployment.

Machine Learning

Explore machine learning techniques and their applications in various domains. You will gain an in-depth understanding of theoretical concepts and practical implementation, focusing on supervised, unsupervised, and reinforcement learning fundamentals.

Ethical Hacking

Learn fundamental cybersecurity principles and practices with a focus on ethical hacking methodologies to identify, assess, and mitigate security vulnerabilities in computer systems, networks, and applications. You will delve into the intricacies of offensive security techniques while maintaining a strong emphasis on ethical considerations, legal frameworks, and professional responsibilities.

Mobile Application Development

Gain an understanding of mobile application development that encompasses both theoretical principles and practical implementation techniques. Mobile applications have become indispensable in the contemporary digital landscape, and this module provides you with a deep dive into the intricacies of designing, developing, and deploying applications for iOS and Android platforms.


Learn about the DevOps principles, practices, and tools essential to modern software development and IT operations. DevOps, a portmanteau of "development" and "operations," represents a cultural and technical movement that emphasises collaboration, automation, and integration between software developers and IT operations professionals. You will delve into various aspects of DevOps, including version control systems, continuous integration, and continuous deployment (CI/CD), infrastructure as code (IaC), configuration management, containerisation, and monitoring. 


Entry requirements

To study St Mary's University's 100% online MSc Computer Science with Software Engineering you will need to have completed:

  • An undergraduate degree at 2:2 (or higher), or
  • 3 years’ relevant work experience in a professional/managerial role

English language requirements

Applicants whose first language is not English, or most recent education or work experience was not in English will need to demonstrate proficiency by completing an approved English language test such as IELTS (6.0 overall with no individual sub-scores under 5.5), Pearson PTE (55 overall minimum), or equivalent.
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