Master’s Programme in Software Engineering

60 credits

  • Period : 2024-January-15 until 2026-January-18
  • Location: Distance
  • Type of instruction: Distance learning, mixed-time, half-time
  • Application code: BTH-70550
  • Language of instruction: English
  • Programme syllabus: Download

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Meet future industry requirements with a degree that gives you deeper knowledge in software development – and greater opportunities to take on more responsibility and take on bigger challenges.

The programme is a possibility for software professionals to complete a university degree on distance in software engineering at a 50% pace during four semesters, focusing on rigorous and data-driven approach to software engineering.

Take the next step – develop and research

The master’s program gives you, who already work with software in some way, the possibilities to work as a software engineer, software architect or leader of a development team in a world-leading company. As the program is given on a part-time basis, you can combine work and studies.

Solve tomorrow’s challenges

You gain knowledge in developing software for products and services where high demands are placed on efficiency and quality. You gain competence in cloud work, machine learning, software security, research methodology and how to build and test software products as well as improve modern development processes.

Understand the whole process

The courses included in the programme range from planning with requirements gathering to final implementation, testing and introduction. You get an overall view of the complex process that software development entails. You gain knowledge and experience in both technology and methodology, and familiarise yourself with modern development processes and how to improve them.

In order to fulfil requirements regarding work experience, you need to attach employer certificate (in Swedish or in English) to your application at Universityadmissions. Please find the template certificate here.

The programme consists of 60 credits and leads to a Master’s degree.

The tuition fee is SEK 60 000 per semester, one semester corresponds to 30 ECTS credits. EU/EEA citizens are not required to pay fees.

Being a software professional requires constant learning. This specialization promises to give you deeper insights into the different phases of software development, from requirements definition, through delivery and verification, including crucial knowledge in security and machine learning. Using this knowledge, you should be well set up for your future development as a software professional.

Anders Sundelin, Senior System Architect, Ericsson


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BTH is one of the highest ranked universities in the world in the research area applied software engineering. The focus of the work is to develop software that helps companies become more competitive. This Master’s programme is strongly linked to that research.

Learn more about our research in software engineering

Contact information

Programme manager:

Deepika Badampudi

Study counselling:

Do you have questions regarding the program?

You will find a detailed guide to the admission process at If you have questions regarding admission and eligibility please have a look at our admissions website.

Yes, you can find the template here. The document needs to be signed by your employer.

The lecturers are pre-recorded and available for the students to watch in their own pace. There may be some online interactive sessions.

The program is conducted on a 50% pace. You are expected to put approximately 20 hours per week.

No. The program is offered 100% on distance.

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