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    Hi, Im a Portuguese guy completing a BSc in Computer Science, at my local university... Could you answer me a couple of questions?

    1- Can you walk me through the application process?
    2- There are any differences between a full time vs part time master?
    3- I saw the entry requirements and there arent any references to grades... Is a pre existing condition regarding minimum grades to get admitted to the SoftEng MSc (part-time)?
    4- Can you describe the classes and the environment in the classes (number of students, age of students, etc)?
    5- What is the difference between the CS MSc, the SoftEng Msc and the Software and Systems Security MSc? Which one is more complete?
    6- Is possible to have a full time job (40h/week) while attending the SoftEng MSc?

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    Dear Enquirer

    Thank you for asking about our flexible professional development, part-time postgraduate courses in Software Engineering and Systems Security.

    The Software Engineering Programme is designed for professional development, is part-time aimed at working professionals. We run short, one-week modules all year round, teaching the essential principles and practices of software and security. Modules can be taken individually, as focussed units of professional education, or used in combination to build towards a Master of Science (MSc) from the University of Oxford: ten short modules are required, together with a project and dissertation.

    MSc in Software and Systems Security http://www.ox.ac.uk/admissions/gradu...stems-security
    MSc in Software Engineering http://www.ox.ac.uk/admissions/gradu...re-engineering

    Our modules and MSc’s are designed for those with experience and/or previous education in software or security. Most of those studying for an MSc are employed full-time in industry: as consultants, designers, developers, managers, engineers, or architects. Many live and work outside the UK, travelling to Oxford three or four times a year to attend short courses/modules. All modules are taught by subject experts, most of whom are lecturers or professors at the University as well as a number of specialists from industry www.cs.ox.ac.uk/softeng/programme/people.html.

    Class sizes are small - typically 16-18 participants - and there is considerable scope for interaction and discussion during the teaching week. The cost of each module is £1850 (between October 2016 and September 2017). There is a standard registration fee for an MSc, payable annually in four manageable instalments of £3160, discounted to £2010 for those with UK/EU student status, a fee schedule is attached. Student fee status can be ascertained here www.ox.ac.uk/students/fees-funding/fees/status.

    Modular fees attached and here www.ox.ac.uk/students/fees-funding/fees/modular. As professional development study there are no funding opportunities directly associated with the Programme. However, you are free to search for funding opportunities here: http://www.ox.ac.uk/admissions/gradu...-scholarships/ http://www.ox.ac.uk/admissions/gradu...es-and-funding. Note that part-time students are eligible for Clarendon Awards, the eligibility criteria requires exceptional academic merit and potential, and the application to the programme has to have been made January for the October intake.

    Applications are welcome from anyone with an appropriate combination of experience and education: see www.cs.ox.ac.uk/softeng/study/apply.html. We are happy to talk to anyone considering applying for the MSc in Software Engineering or MSc in Software and Systems Security. We are also happy to pre-review credentials, provide advice and guidance on application suitability for either an MSc or attendance at an individual module. If you would like us to do this, please send an email to [email protected], with any questions you may have and attach a short CV/resume.

    Applications for Postgraduate Study
    www.cs.ox.ac.uk/softeng/study/apply.html.

    We have three intakes per annum for MSc candidates and typically deadlines for receipt of online applications, including the required minimum supporting documentation are:

    1st October for Hilary Term (January)
    1st February for Trinity Term (April)
    1st June for Michaelmas Term (October)

    Oxford is a collegiate University, so please read details about that here www.cs.ox.ac.uk/softeng/study/collegiate.html

    Please note that this programme of study is not available as full-time study, is non-residential and not available as distance learning. If you are interested in applying and reside outside of the EEA, please note that Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS) codes are not issued to candidates for this programme, since it is part-time professional study only. http://www.ox.ac.uk/students/visa/be...isitors?wssl=1


    We hope that the above helps, but if you require further information, please do not hesitate to contact us.

    Best regards

    Jackie

    Ms Jackie Jordan
    Manager, Software and Security Programmes
    Department of Computer Science
    University of Oxford

    [email protected]

    +44 (0) 1865 283521/5

    www.softeng.ox.ac.uk

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    Jackie has given some general answers above. Here are some more specific ones:

    1- Can you walk me through the application process?

    If you like, you can register your details and send us you CV without a formal application; we'll take a quick look and tell you whether we think it is worth your while applying. If you go ahead, you submit an application online; we'll review it, and possibly offer you an interview. If you're successful in the interview, we'll offer you a place.

    2- There are any differences between a full time vs part time master?

    The MSc in SE and the MSc in S&SS are only available part-time. The MSc in CS is only available full-time.

    3- I saw the entry requirements and there arent any references to grades... Is a pre existing condition regarding minimum grades to get admitted to the SoftEng MSc (part-time)?

    We are more interested in your professional experience than your grades.

    4- Can you describe the classes and the environment in the classes (number of students, age of students, etc)?

    Small classes (max 18). Professional students - working full-time in the software industry, ranging from 20s to 60s.

    5- What is the difference between the CS MSc, the SoftEng Msc and the Software and Systems Security MSc? Which one is more complete?

    You can read the syllabuses online. They're different from each other; it doesn't make sense to say that one is "more complete" than another.

    6- Is possible to have a full time job (40h/week) while attending the SoftEng MSc?

    Yes, it is explicitly designed that way. You have to be able to attend a one-week module in Oxford at least three times a year, and to be able to work at home in evenings and weekends on the assignments and on your dissertation.

    Hope that helps.

    Jeremy Gibbons (Director of SEP)
 
 
 
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