Course Details

  • In an increasingly digital world, businesses are relying more and more on new talent to drive their companies forward. Our course aims to put you at the forefront of this job market.

    The course supports you in developing your critical understanding of how computing relates to modern businesses. You will enhance your practical skills in software design, implementation and testing, developing web and multimedia applications and in the use of databases and relevant programming languages. You will also have the opportunity to gain experience in products used by industry.

    To gain an honours degree in Software Development, students will undertake 120 credits. This will include a 60 credit project.

    The project allows you to consolidate your previous learning and to develop those ideas and materials in a critical and analytical way. The project will demonstrate your ability to undertake a substantial piece of work. It will also be valuable as a showcase for your abilities and professional skills, and provide a solid preparation for postgraduate study.

    The course is delivered over one year full-time or two years part time.

    • Negotiated Research
    • Enterprise Application Development
    • Advanced Web and Interface Design

  • Before registering on this top-up degree, you will ideally have successfully completed a Foundation Degree in either Computer Network Management, Software Development or Computer System Support (or equivalent approved study, such as a relevant foundation degree from another institution, or an HND together with vocational experience).

    Consideration will be made to the following students, subject to course relevance and vocational experience:

    -Students with Computing foundation degrees and HNDs
    -Students who have completed the first two years of a three-year Computing degree at another institution
    -Students with two-year diplomas or other qualifications from outside the UK.

  • A variety of assessment methods are used, some modules may use coursework only or others may use a mix of course work and exams, group and individual projects.

    You will be enrolled as an external student with Manchester Metropolitan University.

  • Level 6 is the highest qualification currently available at The Manchester College.

    If you are interested in education you can complete educational qualification that can lead to teaching opportunities.

    Alternatively, Masters study is available at our partner institute, Manchester Metropolitan University, in a number of areas.

    You may progress into numerous careers, including junior IT office managers, junior software developers, network administration assistants and end user support analysts.

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  • There are two main costs you will have whilst studying and if you are a home student studying on a full-time course, you can apply for student finance to cover both of these:

     Your tuition fees for each year of your course.
     Help with your living costs e.g. rent, food, clothing, course materials, entertainment.

    You can find more details, including the actual tuition fee charged on our Fees, Funding and Finance Page.

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  • Our course enquiries team is on-hand to answer any questions you might have about this qualification, the application process, enrolment, or anything else about life at The Manchester College.

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