Learn the skills to the exploit the capabilities of the internet
The BSc Web & Mobile Development will equip you with the skills to design, develop and maintain secure web services and mobile applications that exploit the capabilities of the internet.
You will gain expertise in systems design and analysis. You will use the latest tools, techniques and scripting languages. And you will develop dynamic, interactive and secure web and responsive mobile solutions.
Graduates will be able to establish and manage secure web servers and create and maintain appropriate web material.
The degree has strong industry links, including a programme of guest speakers, company visits and networking events with employers. Opportunities to study abroad are also available.
This course is accredited by the British Computer Society (BCS) as fully meeting the academic requirements for registration as a Chartered IT Professional. Part-time students must complete their studies within 6 years to gain BCS recognition.
Work placement opportunities available through the School of Engineering & Computing allow students to put theory into practice in real-world business environments.
Broaden your horizons, learn a new language and prepare for the best international opportunities available with study abroad at UWS.
COMPUTING AT UWS
Computing courses at UWS are designed in collaboration with leading companies to produce work-ready graduates with the skills that industry needs.
We work with major industry leaders to give our students work-based learning opportunities to put their knowledge into practice.
Our students graduate ready for career success in this fast-changing, dynamic industry.
Student satisfaction for Web & Mobile Development - National Student Survey 2018
What qualifications do you need?
We welcome Scottish, UK and international students and consider all applicants on an individual basis.
Don’t worry if your qualifications are not listed here, we take a range of factors into account when assessing your application and are happy to consider other alternative combinations of qualifications and experience.
A levels: BCC (104 UCAS Tariff points) including Computer Science
International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma: 28 points including Computer Sciences
SQA HNC / BTEC Level 4 HNC: Computing or Multimedia or Information Systems or Internetworking or other relevant discipline (for SQA HNCs, with Grade A in the Graded Unit)
SQA HND / BTEC Level 5 HND: Computing or Multimedia or Information Systems or Internetworking or Computing: Software Development or Computing: Technical Support or Web Development or Web Development & Interactive Media or Interactive Media or related discipline (for SQA HNDs, all with Grade B in the Graded Unit)
English Language Requirements
English language requirements for most courses
For applicants whose first language is not English, the University sets a minimum English Language proficiency level. The qualifications below must have been gained within two years of the start of your course.
General English language requirements at UWS: International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Academic module (not General Training)
overall score 6.0
no sub-test less than 5.5
Common equivalent English language qualifications
All stated English tests are acceptable for admission for both home/EU and international students for this programme:
CAE (Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English): 176 overall; no sub-test less than 169
CPE (Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English): 176 overall; no sub-test less than 169
Trinity College London Integrated Skills in English: ISEII with the minimum of a Pass in all sub-tests
PTE Pearson Academic English: An overall score of 54 with no element below 51 (for programmes that require IELTS 6.0 with no element below 5.5). An overall score 61 with no element below 51 (for programmes that require IELTS 6.5 with no element below 6.0)
IELTS Score Exceptions (DBA, Certificate of Higher Education, PhD, etc.)
For our research degrees (MRes, MPhil, PhD, DBA, DProf), applicants are required to have an IELTS score as follows:
overall score of 6.5
no sub-test less than 6.0
For Health, Nursing & Midwifery courses that lead to professional registration with the Nursing & Midwifery Council, applicants are required to have an IELTS score as follows:
overall score of 7.0
no sub-test less than 7.0
For our Certificate of Higher Education courses, applicants are required to have an IELTS score as follows:
overall score of 5.0
no sub-test less than 4.5
TOEFL IBT*: 78; no sub-test less than:
* Please note that TOEFL is still acceptable for admission to this programme for both home/EU and international students. For international students, the Home Office has confirmed that the University can choose to use TOEFL to make its own assessment of English language ability for visa applications to degree level courses. We therefore still accept TOEFL tests taken in the last two years for admission to this programme.
West African Senior School Certificate of Education (WASSCE)
West African Senior School Certificate of Education (WASSCE) including acceptance of WAEC Scratchcard*
C6 or above in English
*UWS will accept a WAEC scratchcard confirming that an applicant has achieved C6 or above as evidence of meeting English language requirement from Nigeria if the student graduated within the last 5 years. After 5 years applicants would be required to provide the WAEC Certificate.
Applicants who do not meet the minimum English language requirements have the option to study one of our preparatory and pre-sessional English courses. The UWS courses available are:
10 week pre-sessional - entry criteria UKVI IELTS 5.0 with no element below 4.5.
5 week pre-sessional - entry criteria UKVI IELTS 5.5 with no element below 5.5.
English Language for University Study - entry criteria UKVI IELTS with score of 4.0 in all elements (10 month course), or 4.5 with no score below 4.0 (7 month course).
Web and mobile technologies have radically altered our personal and professional lives, giving billions of us access to unprecedented resources, social networks and secure internet transactions.To support this high-technology growth sector, demand is strong for skilled professionals who can design and develop mobile apps, web services software and administer their infrastructure.
You will gain expertise in systems design and analysis. You will use the latest tools, techniques and scripting languages to develop dynamic, interactive and secure web and responsive mobile solutions.
Representatives from companies such as Traveltek and Skyscanner have delivered lectures to students about what they do and how they recruit.
Studies include the use of internet tools and techniques, e-business, networks, programming and design.
Topics include design, authoring, database use and interaction for the web. You will be introduced to industry-standard software and programming for mobile devices.
Year 4 (Honours)
You will extend your studies of client-server systems plus emerging web server technologies and undertake a major individual project. Thiswill demonstrate your creativity and knowledge at our annual showcase event, Digital Futures.
Find out more about the structure, learning outcomes, compulsory and optional modules in this course.
This course also gives you the option of taking a language module, which can count towards your degree. These modules cover multiple languages and range from absolute beginner to near-native speaker level. The cost of your language module is included in the tuition fees. Find out more
Graduates will be able to establish and manage secure web servers and create and maintain appropriate web material for companies. Career options include mobile developer, web programmer and systems developer. The course is well known in the local industry. Employers regularly contact UWS seeking students and graduates who have studiedWeb & Mobile Development.
Some graduates choose further study, leading to an MSc, PhD or teaching qualification. See list of courses available.
Implementing Europe's 5G mobile network
Remote surgery, driverless cars and smooth mobile HD streaming could all become a reality thanks to pioneering research taking place at UWS.
UWS computing researchers Jose Alcaraz-Calero and Qi Wang are the technical leads on the SELFNET project, which is developing a ‘self-healing’ mobile network. The new network is 1,000 times faster than 4G, delivering dramatic improvements to quality of user experience, reliability and security – and unlocking a wealth of new online opportunities.
”SELFNET will allow 5G networks to make possible things that would have been considered science fiction just a few years ago.”
As part of this course, you will hear from PhD students who are working on the 5G mobile project, and the course content will be updated to reflect the findings of this work.
Undergraduate Tuition Fees
Scottish campuses lab-based 2018/19
Scottish & EU
£1,820 cost per year of study (paid by the Scottish Government via SAAS*)
Students on certain degrees will incur some additional costs not covered by their tuition fees. These could be for things like specialist equipment, study materials, work placements, graduation, membership of relevant organisations or costs related to carrying out fieldwork.
For students on course with an element of fieldwork, there may also be extra costs for travel and accommodation.
Please contact the course leader for details of the additional costs associated with this course.
Other Financial Support
Discretionary & Childcare Funds
UWS administer a range of discretionary and childcare funds. These are designed to support students who are experiencing financial difficulty or struggling to meet the costs of childcare.
Becoming a student can have an impact on your entitlement to certain benefits. It may mean you are no longer eligible to claim a benefit you have been receiving, or your new income from student funding may affect the amount you are able to receive.
If there isn’t a statutory source of funding for you or your course, or you are in need of additional financial support, you may wish to consider more alternative sources of funding such as trust funds and scholarships.
Choosing to become a student can have a big impact on your budget and you may need to reassess your spending to account for a reduced income. We’ve put together some guidance to help you manage your money and make the right financial choices for you and your family.
There are several scholarship and incentive schemes available to international students studying at undergraduate level at UWS, as well as support to meet the costs of childcare and various sources of additional funding.
All UK and EU applicants for undergraduate study, not applying through an agent or partner, should apply through UCAS (Universities and Colleges Admissions Service)
The on-time application deadline for 2020/21 entry is 15 January 2020, 18:00 (UK time). For some courses it may still be possible to apply beyond this period, subject to suitable vacancies remaining. The final deadline for late applications via UCAS is 30 June 2020, 18:00 (UK time). Beyond this deadline, you may be able to apply via ‘UCAS Clearing’ if the course you are interested in has remaining places.
Students from non-EU/non-EEA countries can apply directly to UWS via our dedicated online application system. The latest we can process your application is 6 weeks before the course start date to allow for visa processing times. For more information on when and how to apply to study at UWS please refer to our International Undergraduate Application Guide.
For part-time & online study, you should apply directly to the University through our online application system, not through UCAS. Please select the part-time mode of study when submitting your application. Before you begin your application, it is important to read the part-time application step-by-step guide for a smooth process.
To come to UWS as a visiting student on a study abroad or exchange programme, you must apply entirely through our online system.
An ATAS certificate is not required for overseas students applying for this course.
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