2020 start

Software Systems and Internet Technology

Department of Computer Science, Faculty of Engineering

Learn to harness the latest technologies in internet computing. Modules include advanced Java programming, web technologies, software re-engineering and a group project where you'll analyse, design, implement and test new software.
Three Computer Science postgraduates at table

Course description

If your first degree is in another subject but you want a career in computing, this course is for you. It will give you a solid grounding in software systems engineering and current topics in internet computing.

Sophisticated software systems support electronic commerce, information retrieval, and communication with large databases. We'll teach you how to harness the latest developments, and apply your knowledge to the real world.

Teaching and learning changes for 2020-21

Due to the coronavirus pandemic we have made some changes to teaching and learning for this course in the 2020-21 academic year.

Applying for this course

Due to the popularity of this course we have introduced a staged admissions process to assess applications for entry in September 2020. You'll still apply in the usual way, using our Postgraduate Online Application Form.

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Accredited by the British Computer Society


Core modules

  • Foundations of Object-Oriented Programming
  • Network and Internetwork Architectures
  • Professional Issues
  • Software Engineering for Internet Technology
  • Team Project (SSIT)
  • Advanced Java Programming
  • Web Technologies
  • Software Re-Engineering
  • Dissertation Project


We use lectures, tutorials and group work.


Assessment is by formal examinations, coursework assignments and a dissertation.


1 year full-time

This course has the perfect balance between programming, databases and web/internet. Also, the project work played a big part in my decision, because in this way I would have some practical experience after graduation.

Bogdan Udrea
Msc Software Systems and Internet Technology

Entry requirements

Minimum 2:1 honours degree in an engineering or science subject.

English language requirements

Overall IELTS score of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each component, or equivalent.


We use a staged admissions process to assess applications for this course. You'll still apply for this course in the usual way, using our Postgraduate Online Application Form.

Apply now


+44 114 222 1800

The course information set out here may change before you begin, particularly if you are applying significantly in advance of the start date.