Earn while you train to become a software engineer, and graduate with both a BSc and four years of work experience.
Software engineers design, build and test high-quality software solutions, whilst always ensuring security is robust. They typically work as part of a collaborative team.
This degree apprenticeship will provide you with the skills and experience you need to work as a software engineer. You’ll study part-time on campus at Queen Mary, learning alongside students on our standard BSc programmes.
On the other days of the week, you’ll learn on the job, with one of our partner employers.
You apply for this degree apprenticeship through the National Apprenticeship Service, or via the employer’s own website, rather than through UCAS.
Visit our employer partners' websites to check live vacancies and application deadlines:
There is no limit to the number of apprenticeships you can apply for, in addition to your five UCAS choices. Find out more about the full range of degree apprenticeships at Queen Mary.
If you have any questions, please contact Sande-Apprenticeships@qmul.ac.uk.
Please note that all modules are subject to change.
End point assessment module
You may be expected to cover the cost of any resit exams.
You’ll attend lectures and lab sessions at Queen Mary for two days per week during term-time, and spend the remaining three days with your employer.
On campus, you’ll receive approximately five to 10 hours of weekly contact time.
For every module taught, you'll complete a further eight to 10 hours of independent study.
Assessment typically includes a combination of exams and coursework. There are practical assignments for laboratory-based modules, and exercise sheets or written assignments for more theoretical modules.
The End Point Assessment
The End Point Assessment (EPA) module is a 12-hour per semester module where students will reflect on the knowledge, skills and behaviours (KSB’s) that should be displayed during their apprenticeship. This will train them to sit their End Point Assessment, taken at the final stage of their apprenticeship.
The EPA contains three requirements, the synoptic project, the project presentation and the professional discussion.
You will be taught at the new London City Institute of Technology, a partnership between Queen Mary and Newham College, based near Canning Town station.
Queen Mary and the employer agree the exact academic entry requirements for each apprenticeship. Grades given below are indicative.
Generally, we expect our degree apprentices to demonstrate similar academic achievements to full-time BSc students.
The academic entry requirements may be reduced for mature applicants with relevant work experience.
A-levelGrades AAB at A-Level. Alternatively, A-Level grades ABB including either A-Level Mathematics or Computer Science. Excludes General Studies and Critical Thinking.
International Baccalaureate (IB)International Baccalaureate Diploma with a minimum of 34 points overall, including 6,6,5 from three Higher Level subjects. Alternatively, 32 points overall including 6,5,5 from three Higher Level subjects including Mathematics or Computer Science.
BTECSee our detailed subject and grade requirements
Access HEWe consider applications from students with the Access to Higher Education Diploma in Computing. The minimum academic requirement is to achieve 60 credits overall, with 45 credits at Level 3, of which 30 credits must be at Distinction and 15 credits at Merit or higher. Applications are considered on a case by case basis. Due to the high volume of applications, we do not make offers of study purely on the basis of meeting grade requirements. GCSE Mathematics at grade B/5 is required in addition to the Access qualification.
GCSEMinimum five GCSE passes including English at grade C or 4 and Maths at grade B or 5.
Extended Project QualificationAlternative offers may be made to applicants taking the Extended Project Qualification.
For further information please visit: qmul.ac.uk/undergraduate/entry/epq
Contextualised admissionsWe consider every application on its individual merits and will take into consideration your individual educational experiences and context. More information on how academic schools and programmes use this information as part of the admissions process, can be found on our contextualised admissions pages.
To apply, you must be either:
We accept a wide range of European and international qualifications in addition to A-levels, the International Baccalaureate and BTEC qualifications. Please visit International Admissions for full details.
Find out more about our English language entry requirements, including the types of test we accept and the scores needed for entry to the programme.
You may also be able to meet the English language requirement for your programme by joining a summer pre-sessional programme before starting your degree.
See the UK Government apprenticeship funding rules.
Your employer will pay your Queen Mary tuition fees.
You will be paid for your work with the employer. Degree apprentices typically start on an annual salary of £14,000 – £21,000.
Visit the government apprenticeships website www.gov.uk/apply-apprenticeship to explore live vacancies and find helpful contacts.
We offer specialist support on all financial and welfare issues through our Advice and Counselling Service, which you can access as soon as you have applied for a place at Queen Mary.
Take a look at our Student Advice Guides which cover ways to finance your degree, including:
After successfully completing their BSc, most degree apprentices continue on their career path as a member of staff within their organisation.
Our Careers and Enterprise service run regular employability events and workshops, and host industry speakers on campus.
They can also offer:
Learn more about career support and development at Queen Mary.
The School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science carries out world-class research – and applies it to real-world problems. Being taught by someone who is changing the world with their ideas makes for exciting lectures, and helps you to stay ahead of the curve in your field. 99 per cent of our research is classed as ‘world-leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’ (REF 2021).
We are proud of our excellent student-staff relations, and our diverse student body, made up of learners from more than 60 countries.
The School has a close-knit student community, who take part in competitions and extracurricular lab activities.
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