Software Development (Conversion)

University of Strathclyde


The MSc in Software Development course is specifically designed for graduates without a computing science background.

A skills shortage, particularly around web and mobile applications means graduates are in high demand. This course will provide you with a pathway into one of the world's most in-demand and fastest-growing professional job sectors.

The course has a particular focus on programming skills for in-demand mobile and web applications as well as software engineering and computer security.

You'll gain transferable skills to prepare you for a professional career in software development. This can be in the IT sector, as well as many other sectors including: education, engineering, health, finance, government, manufacturing, retail and transport.

Entry Requirements

Minimum second class honours degree or international equivalent.

Start Date



Postgraduate Master's



Study Method

Full time

Course Length

12 months


Faculty of Science


Computer and Information Science

SCQF Level


Career Area

Computing and ICT

Career Sectors

Computer Skills

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Computing General

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