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Software Development Part Time

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Belfast is ranked in the top 10 cities in the UK to develop a digital career

Monster’s Digital Cities, 2019

Software development skills can set you apart in a global economy that is increasingly tech-driven.

This Part-Time Master’s (MSc) in Software Development is specifically designed for graduates of non-computing disciplines. It takes the skills you developed in your undergraduate degree and transforms them into the technical, analytical and professional abilities required to take on a range of roles within the ever-expanding IT industry. Plus, it is taught in the evenings and online to allow you to study while in full-time employment.

The tech sector is booming and so are employment opportunities in software development. Additionally, given the diversity of careers available, the variety of skills gained from a non-IT primary degree are strongly valued by IT employers.

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MSc Software Development

You need no computing background at all to do this course. We will teach you how to design and create web applications, mobile apps and large data-driven computer systems. So that when you leave, you will be equipped with the technical, analytical and professional skills required to take on a range of roles in the IT industry. You’ll learn how to analyse problems and design robust and elegant software systems to solve the problems. This includes gaining skills in programming, web development, database design, and software testing. You will also learn how to work well as part of a development team using modern development techniques and tools.

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Why Choose Queen's

Top 170 in the world for graduate prospects

(QS Graduate Employability Rankings 2022)
World-class university

‘One of the world’s most beautiful universities’ (Huffington Post), Queen’s is the 9th oldest university in the UK, established in 1845 with over 170 years of teaching excellence.

The UK's Best Value Student City

Belfast has the lowest cost of living in the UK (Mercer Cost of Living City Ranking 2023)

Employment potential

Queen's offers opportunities for work placements, industry-led programmes and ground breaking research projects. 94.4% of Queen’s graduates are in employment or further study six months after graduation

State-of-the-art facilities

Be taught by world-leading researchers and experts in their field in state-of-the-art facilities. 15 Queen’s subjects in the top 200 in the world (QS World Rankings by subject 2023)