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Online degree BSc (Hons) Software Development

BSc Software Development online degree

Full or part-time distance learning degree

As the world embraces digitalisation, there's a growing demand for software developers capable of designing, maintaining, and improving intricate software systems. Designed with the roles of the future in mind, our BSc (Hons) Software Development course dives deep into software engineering principles, robust programming models, and efficient database system structures, putting you on the path to a fulfilling career in software development.

Embrace the flexibility of online learning while you study the intricacies of programming languages and the art of agile development. You'll have 24/7 access to everything you need to put your studies into practice, on a course that embraces digital innovation through our virtual learning environment. As the digital world expands, prepare to progress towards rewarding career opportunities in technology and beyond.

Online programme schedule

Your online degree at a glance


  • Online, distance learning

Start dates and duration:

  • Apply now for any date.

Tuition fees, funding and scholarships:

  • Total course cost for online degree is £20,805 split equally across the duration of your course (full and part-time).

  • You may be eligible for an LIBF Scholarship giving you a £1,200 reduction in tuition fees if you are self-funding your course.

  • For UK students: if you experience financial difficulty as a student you can apply for support from our Hardship Fund twice a year.

Entry requirements:

  • 2 subjects at A level or equivalent. GCSE Maths and English Grade C (4) or above. Work experience considered.

  • English language: IELTS Level 6 or above with no element below 5.5 (or equivalent).

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Fees for BSc Software Development online degree

Complete your degree at your own pace and fit your studies around your professional and personal life.  

For UK students, the total fees for our online courses will be the same – whether you choose to study full or part-time. To explore all funding options for your BSc (Hons) Software Development degree, check out our UK fees and funding page or international fees and funding page.

Student loans

UK students may be eligible for a student loan for this online distance-learning course.

LIBF Scholarship

If you’re self-funding your course, you’ll have the opportunity to apply for an LIBF Scholarship. The LIBF Scholarship is an award of £1,200 towards your tuition fees, spread over the duration of your course and reducing your total fees. You are eligible to apply if you are funding your course yourself (you are not taking a government undergraduate student loan) and your household income is less than £3,500 per month.

Undergraduate Hardship Fund

If you experience financial difficulty as an undergraduate student, you can apply for support from our Hardship Fund. Hardship funds are made available to UK students twice in the academic year – you’ll be informed when applications are open and allocation of funds will be agreed by the Scholarship, Bursaries and Prizes Committee.

Fee reductions

For UK and international students, you can also get 2% off your total fees if you pay annually in advance or 10% off if you pay upfront in full for an undergraduate course.

The prices shown below are for our online study mode only and do not include any scholarships.

Online degree
Full time
Duration 36 months
Complete your degree in the shortest possible time and study flexibly – when and where suits you!


 a year

You'll study 7–8 modules per year (approx. 25 hrs/week).
Online degree
Part time option one
Duration 48 months
Study for a degree whilst fitting it around your work, care and other life commitments.


 a year

You'll study 5–6 modules per year (approx. 19 hrs/week).
Online degree
Part time option two
Duration 72 months
Take time to study and spread the tuition fees over a longer period – at no extra cost.


 a year

You'll study 3–4 modules per year (approx. 12 hrs/week).

Shape your future with LIBF online courses

Flexible learning: your life, your pace

Choose when and where to study, full or part-time, with your progress fully supported by our tutors. Learning never has to feel rushed or delayed – it's your journey on your schedule.

Over 140 years of expertise

Benefit from our long heritage of education in business, management, and technology combined with the latest digital advancements to equip you with future-oriented skills.

Innovative personalised learning

Learn on your own terms. Gain the skills you need to reach your full potential with support from personal tutors and study coaches, backed up by an always-on AI study assistant: Syntea.

Rewarding your ambition

Distance learning is an affordable, tailored option that fits your lifestyle, with fee reductions available. Fees for online degrees can also be spread over the length of your chosen course.

Entry requirements for BSc Software Development online degree

Every application is different. If you’re not sure whether you meet the entry requirements, or you have any questions, contact us for advice. 

Typical offer

English language requirements

Free iPad to support your studies

If you’re based in the UK, we’ll provide you with a complimentary iPad for your studies. It will contain everything you need to get started and you can use it throughout your course. When you graduate, it will be our gift to you.

We’re sorry we can’t make this gift available to international students studying online right now.

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BSc Software Development course details

On this Software Development course, you'll explore critical software engineering principles, dive into Python and Java programming, and delve into the world of database systems. Discover the power of data structures, enhance your team-working abilities, and learn to maintain high-quality software through effective quality assurance methods.

Our course also equips you with the skills to develop consistent programming approaches, design dynamic web applications, and understand the intersection of ethics, sustainability, and information technology. Get ready to take your coding skills to another level and build software that makes a difference.

This undergraduate course includes the following modules:

Contact us about our online degrees

If you have any queries about how to apply for our online degrees, or anything else, please contact our Study Advisors.

Our office is open Monday to Friday from 8.00am to 6.00pm UK time.

Career opportunities: Software Development degree

A software development degree can open doors to career opportunities where your technical, theoretical, and practical expertise will shine. Beyond traditional roles, the skills you'll learn will have broad applications across various sectors, broadening your employment horizons.

You could explore some of the following roles after completing your software development degree.

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Software developer

Imagine having the power to improve efficiency and solve complex problems with your programming skills. As a software developer, you'll have the opportunity to make your mark on the world by creating, maintaining, and improving software systems essential for designing solutions that could elevate an organisation's financial success and make a real difference in people's lives worldwide.

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Web developer

Are you passionate about creating engaging online spaces? Do you have a skill for problem-solving and a keen eye for design? As a web developer, you can combine these skills and more to transform creative designs into fully functional websites and apps. Imagine the satisfaction of bringing your vision to life and providing a superior user experience for your audience. The skills you gain as a web developer are highly sought after by employers in a variety of industries, and the opportunities for growth and career advancement are endless.

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UX designer

Create revolutionary apps that change the way people interact with technology. Design websites that make people's lives easier and more enjoyable. Craft immersive virtual reality experiences that transport people to new and exciting worlds. As a user experience (UX) designer, you have the power to enhance user satisfaction by improving the usability and accessibility of digital products. You'll tap into your understanding of software development and web technologies to design intuitive layouts, conduct user research and implement user interface designs.

Advance your career with a Software Development degree

As a graduate of this Software Development course, you'll have exciting career opportunities, often working in multidisciplinary teams with professionals from diverse backgrounds such as our online BSc Computer Science degree or our online MSc Artificial Intelligence course.

LIBF has been great. Tutor support is amazing and don’t even get me started on the study materials. 11/10, couldn’t have asked for a better experience. You can tell the tutors and student support, etc, really want you to succeed. Really couldn’t have wished for a better experience, I’ve had my expectations blown out of the water. LIBF is the way to go!
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Rachel D

BSc (Hons) Computer Science

Why study a Software Development degree?