What do you need to get in?
Main entry requirements
104-120 Tariff points to include a minimum of 2 A levels.
A minimum of two Higher Level subjects.
104-120 points to include a minimum of 2 A levels, or equivalent.
If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 104-120 and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.
% applicants receiving offers93%
Provided by UCAS, this is the percentage of applicants who were offered a place on the course last year. Note that not all applicants receiving offers will take up the place, so this figure is likely to differ from applicants to places.
Tuition fee & financial support£9,250
Maximum annual fee for UK students. NHS-funded, sandwich or part-time course fees may vary.
If you live in:
- Scotland and go to a Scottish university, you won’t pay tuition fees
- Northern Ireland and go to an NI uni, you’ll pay £3,805 in tuition fees
- Wales you’ll pay £3,810 in fees and get a tuition fee grant to cover the rest
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Software engineers have a practical, creative and rewarding role that involves a great deal of technical knowledge, inventiveness and interaction with people. On this course you will study programming techniques and software engineering principles. We also encourage you put theory into practice, while applying various software technologies to solve complex problems. WHY STUDY THIS COURSE? This course is accredited by BCS, the Chartered Institute for IT which means that it meets all of the academic requirements for registration as a Chartered IT Professional (CITP) and some of the academic requirements that you need to become a Chartered Engineer (CEng). We pay Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) student membership fees for all of our students. MORE ABOUT THIS COURSE The £100 million that the university has invested in its buildings and facilities over the past 10 years, most recently includes our brand-new digital forensics, usability, and mobile app development labs. WHO IS THIS COURSE FOR? This course is perfect for aspiring app and software developers. SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE GAINED On this course you can apply your skills to real-life practical problems as part of the department’s partnership scheme with charities, local and global organisations; you can use our fully equipped multi-platform suites and computer labs to enhance your learning experience; and you can opt to do a salaried placement year either in the UK or abroad. AFTER THE COURSE Software engineers are the people that create, support and analyse the computer applications and systems we use today. This course will give you the skills to become a highly competent practitioner in technical management. You will be able to implement, understand and manage effectively the software systems in most types of organisations such as software houses, communications companies and data warehouses to name a few.
In the first year we aim to supply you with the central skills and knowledge that you will need as a software engineering professional. The areas covered will include software engineering, systems analysis and design. In year two you’ll study topics at a more advanced level, as well as learn to apply your mathematics skills to relevant areas of software engineering. In the final year you will consolidate your skills and learning. There is a handful of core units, but the final-year project gives you the freedom to analyse, design, build and evaluate your own work. This typically involves the development of a substantial software artefact.
Portsmouth is a vibrant waterfront city on the south coast with a rich maritime history. A flat and compact city, Portsmouth is easy to get around on foot or by bike and most University buildings are located in the centre. There is always plenty going on, whether in the bustle of the city centre or in the fresh air and open spaces of the seafront and the common.
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Typical Ucas points
2:1 or above
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