Mobile Web Development

Course contact

Dr Graeme McRobbie
+44 (0)141 848 3411 or 0800 027 1000 (+44 141 849 4101 out with UK)


  • School of Engineering and Computing

Qualifications and durations

MSc (full-time/part-time)
1 year*/2 years


Start date(s)

  • January and September

Tuition Fees

Financial support
A limited number of scholarships were available in 2016 – check our website for updates on 2017 information.

Additional costs
Please note that for some programmes of study there may be additional costs involved which are not included in the tuition fee advertised. These could be, for example, for study materials, fields trips or equipment. Programme leaders will be able to provide detail of any additional costs.

This programme is designed to meet the demands of the increasing use of mobile devices, which are being coupled with cloud computing to provide applications and services to users and enterprises.
Honours degree, or equivalent, in a science, engineering, computing or technology discipline. Not suitable for candidates who have covered mobile/web development in any great depth during their previous studies.

Overseas students must meet UWS English language requirements.
A number of prominent technology experts, including Apple CEO Tim Cook, have been proclaiming the focus of software innovation has nearly completely shifted from an emphasis on developing tools for use on full-size personal computers to developing for mobile devices. The MSc Mobile Web Development programme intends to develop these skills and produce graduates who are in a position to target employment opportunities in software development for the mobile web.

Your Learning

Many of the learning outcomes are practical and a large proportion of class time is spent in computing laboratories engaging with the appropriate tools and acquiring practical knowledge. Theoretical knowledge is provided through lectures, tutorials, seminars and individual study. Active learning is promoted through practical assignments. Certain classes and assignments involve problem-solving through analysis, evaluation and the synthesis of a solution reflecting the practical emphasis of the programme.

To achieve a Postgraduate Diploma you must successfully complete the core modules including: 

  • Web Development
  • Ethics for the IT Professional
  • Dynamic Web Applications
  • Security for the Mobile Web
  • Research Design and Methods
  • Interactive Design for Smart Devices
  • Mobile Networks and Smartphone Applications
  • Mobile Business Technology and Design


The Masters research project and dissertation is necessary for those students seeking an MSc in Mobile Web Development.
Graduates are poised for employment opportunities in software development for the mobile web and are well equipped to undertake employment as mobile and web application developers.

Useful Information

  • Merit Scholarships available. Non-EU applicants with a minimum 2nd class upper honours degree or equivalent are invited to apply. Applicants who have succeeded despite unusual challenges are particularly encouraged to apply.

    We are delighted to announce that our Mobile Web Development programme has been awarded a number of Key Skills Funded places from the Scottish Funding Council. These funded places cover the cost of the tuition fees for this programme. Scholarships will be awarded on a first come, first served basis to applicants who are normally eligible for SAAS funding.


    * To obtain the MSc, students will usually take 9 months to gain the Postgraduate Diploma and then normally an additional 3 months of study to gain the MSc, from the date of commencement of the project.