University of Leeds
How to Get Into Software Development
University of Leeds

How to Get Into Software Development

Taught in English


Gain insight into a topic and learn the fundamentals

Amy Brereton
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Instructors: Amy Brereton

Beginner level
No prior experience required
6 hours to complete
3 weeks at 2 hours a week
Flexible schedule
Learn at your own pace

What you'll learn

  • Explain the software development process, identify key team roles, discuss ethical issues. 

  • Explain the broad applications of software development and the associated challenges, including social, legal, and ethical concerns.

  • Demonstrate awareness of diverse roles and skill profiles in software development.

  • Detail the steps in the job application process, providing examples for interview preparation.

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There are 2 modules in this course

Software development is a team-based process and this week, you'll find out what the different members of a development team do. You'll also explore the different types of jobs in development, and learn about the important skills and knowledge that developers need. We'll also focus on some of the legal, social, and ethical concerns that are important for a developer to understand.

What's included

3 videos13 readings2 quizzes2 discussion prompts

In this lesson, you'll discover some of the diverse industries that hire developers and you'll have an opportunity to reflect on which sector suits your interests. We'll also cover the hiring process and look at how you can secure your initial development job.

What's included

2 videos9 readings1 assignment1 peer review2 discussion prompts


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University of Leeds
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