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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.

The course is recognised by the British Computer Society as fully meeting the educational requirements for Chartered IT Professional registration. This is subject to re-accreditation approval.

Placement Opportunities

Work placement opportunities available through the School of Engineering & Computing allow students to put theory into practice in real-world business environments.

STUDY ABROAD

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.

Learn more about the School of Engineering & Computing at UWS.

91%

of BSc Web & Mobile Development graduates in work and/or study 6 months after graduating

Entry Requirements

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.
 
If you are applying with an EU or non-EU qualification, please check our Undergraduate Entry Requirements page which gives more information about country-specific entry requirements.

Year 1

  • Scottish Highers: BBBC (102 UCAS Tariff points)
  • A levels: CCD (88 UCAS points)
  • Irish Leaving Certificate: H3 H3 H3 H4 
  • International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma: 24 points (4, 4 at HL) 
  • Scottish Widening Access Programme: Access to STEM BBB

Year 2

  • Scottish Advanced Highers: CCD including Computing or CCD with evidence of programming (112 UCAS Tariff points)
  • A levels: BCC including Computing or BCC with evidence of programming (104 UCAS Tariff points)
  •  International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma: 28 points
  • SQA HNC / BTEC Level 4 HNC: Computing or Multimedia or Information Systems or Internetworking or other relevant discipline (all with an A in the Graded Unit)

Year 3

  • SQA HND / BTEC Level 5 HND: Computing or Multimedia or Information Systems or Internetworking or Computing: Software Development or Computing: Technical Support or other relevant discipline (all with a 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

 

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

 

Pre-sessional courses

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).

Course details

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.

Year 1

Studies include the use of internet tools and techniques, e-business, networks, programming and design.

Year 2

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 3

You will undertake studies in the use of HTML5, CSS3 and JavaScript for client-side website development with ASP.NET and PHP on the server side. You will also configure and administer a number of secure servers for the deployment of web/mobile services.

Year 4 (Honours)

You will extend your studies of client-server systems plus emerging web server technologies and undertake a major individual project. This will demonstrate your creativity and knowledge at our annual showcase event, Digital Futures.

Course Structure

Find out more about the structure, learning outcomes, compulsory and optional modules in this course.

Course Structure (17/18)

Learn a Language (optional)

This course also gives you the option of taking a language module, which can count towards your degree. These modules cover ten languages and range from absolute beginner to near-native speaker level.

Career Prospects

Jobs

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 studied Web & Mobile Development 

Further study

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.”

DR ALCARAZ-CALERO

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 2017/2018

Scottish campuses lab-based 2017/18

Scottish & EU

£1,820 per year of study

English, Northern Irish & Welsh

£9,250 per year of study

Channel Island & Isle of Man

£9,250 per year of study

International (Non-EU)

£13,800 per year of study

More on current & future tuition fees

Additional Costs & Sources of Funding

The cost of attending university is an investment in your future career.
 
In addition to tuition fees and living expenses, some courses involve extra costs like study materials, field trips, equipment and uniforms.
 
Fortunately, there is a great deal of financial support available to help students meet the cost of their study. This ranges from:

  • statutory government loans to pay for tuition fees
  • scholarships for Scottish, EU and International (non-EU) students
  • bursaries to help towards living expenses

The sections below provide details of additional costs that your course may involve along with any financial support that may be available.
 
You can also find additional information in our Undergraduate Money, Fees & Funding section.

Additional Costs

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.

Find out more.

Benefits & Tax Credits

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.

Find out more.

Additional Financial Support

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.

Find out more.

Money & Debt Advice

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.

Find out more.

Tuition Fees & Living Cost Support

Tuition Fees & Additional Costs

Tuition fees are calculated based on where you are from and what you are studying. Some courses also involve additional costs, such as mandatory field trips, equipment or studying abroad.

Find out how much it will cost you to study at UWS as an undergraduate student.

Funding for Scottish Students

Scottish students studying at undergraduate level at UWS are entitled to various funds and support towards tuition fees and living costs.

Find out more.

Funding for English, Welsh & Northern Irish Students

English, Welsh and Northern Irish students studying at undergraduate level at UWS are entitled to various funds and support towards tuition fees and living costs.

Find out more.

Funding for EU Students

EU students studying at undergraduate level of UWS may be eligible for SAAS funding, as well as support to meet the costs of childcare and various sources of additional funding.

Find our more.

Funding for International Students

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.

Find out more.

HOW TO APPLY

All UK and EU applicants for undergraduate study, not applying through an agent or partner, must apply through UCAS (Universities and Colleges Admissions Service).

UCAS codes for UWS

  • Institution name: UWS
  • Institution code: U40

GO TO UCAS


If you are applying from a non-EU/EEA country for entry to one of our Bachelor’s degree courses in September, and have not applied already via UCAS, or have not applied to another UK university, then you may apply via our dedicated online application system.

For more information on when and how to apply to study at UWS please refer to our Undergraduate Application Guide.

 
An ATAS certificate is not required for overseas students applying for this course.

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Course Leader

Dr Mark Davison

Engineering & Computing

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