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Software Engineering / with Management Studies Masters (MSc): What our students say

Student profiles

Don't just take our word for it – here's what students say about what it's like to study at Kingston University.

Eric Oppong

Name: Eric Oppong
Software Engineering MSc

Eric graduated from Kingston University with a Software Engineering BSc(Hons) in 2005 and went on to complete a Software Engineering MSc in 2006.

"Deciding to study my MSc at Kingston was probably one of the easiest decisions I have ever made. After three years' study at Kingston for my Software Engineering BSc degree, I was very much aware of Kingston's reputation – for quality of teaching, the content of the course and the good relationship between students and staff to mention but a few.

"I found the structure of the course very good. Focusing on each module for a whole week was good as it made it easier for me to plan my personal study time table. Even though I was studying a Software Engineering MSc, the flexibility of the course made it possible for me to choose modules from other disciplines. This was great as it allowed me to expand my knowledge into other areas.

"As a full-time course, I expected it to be very tough, and indeed it was, but the friendliness and willingness of lecturers and staff made it an enjoyable year."


Zayd Rasool

Name: Zayd Rasool
Course: Software Engineering MSc

Indian student Zayd talks about how his Software Engineering MSc helped him to progress in his career.

"I completed my Bachelors in Engineering degree at Pune University in India and decided to study an MSc overseas to give me an internationally-recognised qualification and allow me to work anywhere in the world.

"I did a lot of research into the options and applied to a number of UK universities but I was really impressed with the course content and structure of the MSc courses at Kingston. This, as well as the University's reputation for computing courses and the quality of the information provided, made Kingston my first choice.

"After passing my course in 2007 with a distinction, the University's job shop helped me get my first position with an IT company dealing with financial services located at the heart of the City of London. The job was been fantastic and I gained a lot of experience and knowledge, which helped me to secure a new role as a software engineer with GlaxoSmithKline in July 2008.

"As an alumnus, I am still in touch with the Faculty of Science, Engineering and Computing at Kingston. The Faculty arranges reunions and other events at which we have the chance to meet our tutors, friends and new students at the University.

"What would I say to an Indian student thinking of studying at Kingston University? I'd say if you get the opportunity, do it – it's the best and there are no doubts about it."


Anindya Gupta

Name: Anindya Gupta
Course: Software Engineering MSc

Anindya, from Jaipur in Rajasthan, graduated in 2013, and talks about how he enjoyed studying at Kingston, the knowledge and experience he gained, and how it has helped his career.

What work have you done since graduating?

I started as an associate professor and training and placement officer in Jaipur Engineering College and Research Centre Jaipur, Rajasthan after completion of my post-graduation.

How did living in London contribute to your student experience?

I belong to a city of diverse cultures and religions. However, I always wanted to get some global experience, which led me towards London. I enjoyed the diverse culture, meeting many people of different backgrounds during my stay in London. Undoubtedly, the UK's education system is among the best on the planet. Moreover, I never felt that I was far away from my family (this is the best part of London).

How did studying in London differ to studying in India?

I was very good at the theory part of my course but I did not have a great experience of live projects or practical knowledge. Fortunately, Kingston University introduced me to many advanced and versatile software tools, which I had never found in India, helping me develop many live projects during my course assignments. The teaching style of the UK professors is very advanced compared to the Indian education style. Additionally, the classroom environment is friendlier than India's.

How did your course at Kingston prepare you for your future career?

The Software Engineering MSc from Kingston University helped me to clarify my thoughts about future plans. I am very obliged to Dr Gordon Hunter and Professor Jamshid Dehmeshki for their knowledge and assistance in the selection of a better future goal.

What plans do you have for the future?

I am planning to pursue some research study from a European University in the medical imaging field. Afterwards, I would like to start a medical imaging based research lab in my city, so that researchers can enhance their knowledge.

How have you developed as a person since studying in London?

I became an independent and culturally-aware person, able to survive in any circumstances. My stay in London was a crucial chapter of my life. I feel I have attained good practical knowledge in my field and am well focused towards my goals.

Would you recommend studying at Kingston and why?

I would recommend Kingston University for further study as it made a great impact on my life. The education policies, teaching methodology, along with the diverse cultures and user-friendly environment make Kingston unique in comparison with other London-based universities.

What advice would you give to other students thinking of studying at Kingston?

I would advise all aspiring students that Kingston University is a place where you will experience a very exciting life. You will get the spark you are looking for in your career. Kingston will lead you to the best part of your life, putting you ahead of contenders from different universities. I am proud to be a part of Kingston University.


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