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5444P - Digital and Technology Solutions (Software Engineering Specialist) (Specialist Integrated Degree Apprenticeship)

Digital and Technology Solutions (Software Engineering Specialist) (Specialist Integrated Degree Apprenticeship)

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Start in: February 2022

Develop your postgraduate skills in software engineering, whilst in full-time employment, with this MSc Degree Apprenticeship.


You don't need to be working in software engineering to qualify for entrance to this programme but will need to move into a suitable role where you can apply your learning in the workplace.

You'll use a combination of technical and soft skills throughout this Digital and Technology Solutions Degree Apprenticeship. Subject to COVID-19 restrictions, you'll also have extensive on-the-job training. You'll become an expert in your field so you can take your career to the next level.

This course meets the needs of the apprenticeships scheme. It is designed to the Software Engineering Technology Specialism of the Digital Technology Solutions Level 7 integrated degree standard.

All apprenticeships in the School of Computing have been created by the Institute of Coding (IoC). The IoC is a government-funded project to help close the digital skills gap. The MSc has also been created in consultation with industry. This ensures you develop the skills needed to succeed in today’s workplace.


Important information

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What you'll learn

This software engineering degree apprenticeship will cover:

  • introduction to software development
  • software development lifecycle
  • business applications
  • digital innovation technology management
  • leadership and change in the digital age
  • ethics and security
  • emerging technologies

You'll carry out a Capstone project undertaken with your employer



You will study modules on this course. A module is a unit of a course with its own approved aims and outcomes and assessment methods.

How you'll learn

Your development

Professional skills

This course will enable you to reach your full potential in software engineering. You'll learn how to directly apply your new skills in the workplace, whilst being supported by both university academics and mentors in the workplace.

You will maintain a portfolio of your learning throughout this course.

Quality and ranking

All professional accreditations are reviewed regularly by their professional body


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  • communities
  • business and industry

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees for 2021 entry (per year)

What you're paying for

Tuition fees include the costs of:

  • matriculation
  • registration
  • tuition (or supervision)
  • library access
  • examination
  • re-examination
  • graduation

Some of our degrees involve additional costs which are not covered by your tuition fees.

Find out more about:

  • additional costs
  • living costs
  • tuition fees, including how to pay them and available discounts

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Entry requirements

The entrance requirements below apply to 2021 entry.

Qualifications from outside the UK

English Language requirements

How to apply

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Questions about this course?

If you have specific questions about this course you can contact:

Xander Brouwer
Partnership Manager
Telephone: 07597 397 740


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