Software Development - BSc (Hons)

Focusing on Full-Stack development and implementation of real-world systems, our Software Development degree will enable you to develop skills in high-level, object-oriented programming languages such as C# or JAVA. The course will include application and web development.

Course details

Our Software Development degree is designed to equip you with a solid, employability-focused overview of software development and design and prepare you for your first professional role or to continue your studies, should you so choose.
  • Mode of study: 3-4 days  a week
  • Intakes: September
  • Course length: 3-4 years
  • Course fee: 9250 per year
  • Locations: Chelmsford campus

Anglia Ruskin Univesity, ARU

Course overview

Methodologies such as agile and DevOps will ensure that you graduate the course ready to work in a team-based environment through the application of your learning to live briefs, supported by industry partners.


Entry requirements

96 UCAS Tariff points from a minimum of 2 A Levels (or equivalent), including a pass in Maths or a science subject.

3 GCSEs at grade C, or grade 4, or above, including English and Maths.

If English is not your first language you will be expected to demonstrate a certificated level of proficiency of at least IELTS 6.0 (Academic level) or equivalent English Language qualification, as recognised by Anglia Ruskin University. 


As a Software Development graduate, you’ll have essential technical skills, and experience of addressing realistic challenges through live briefs, coursework, and projects. You’ll also have key transferable skills, such as team working, research and investigation, preparing documentation, giving presentations, and reporting on progress. Our free Employability Service will help you take practical steps to follow your chosen career path, secure jobs, and work experience, or even start your own business. Graduation doesn’t have to be the end of your time with us. You might decide to stay at ARU and study for a Masters. We’re planning a range of postgraduate degrees at ARU Peterborough, and there is a selection of existing courses in Cambridge and Chelmsford.


The first year of the 3-year course will help you to understand and apply the concepts of software development, database design, computer networking and web design, which underpin a majority of computing based roles in industry.

You will also gain an in-depth knowledge and understanding of the concepts of software development.

  • Programming Fundamentals
  • Relational Database Development Fundamentals
  • Computer Systems and Networking Fundamentals
  • Web Development Fundamentals
  • Object Oriented Programming Design and Development
  • Becoming an IT Professional
  • Ruskin Module (15 credits)
  • Internet Programming Design and Development
  • Algorithms, Data Structures and Advanced Programming
  • Team Based Project
  • Developing Legacy Software Systems
  • Future Tech and Development
  • Full Stack Development in a Team Environment
  • Software Development on Cloud Platforms
  • Major Software Project