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MSc Web and Mobile Development Technologies (Part-Time)

MSc Web and Mobile Development Technologies (Part-Time)

Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Website Development Technology

Course type


Course Summary


Technology is one of the greatest agents of change in the modern world and it represents a significant opportunity and risk for businesses of all sizes. Developers play a central role in how we interact with the online world and employment in the IT industry is expected to grow at nearly 5 times the UK average over the next decade (CIO, 2015).

The demands of our global, data-intensive, knowledge based economy is creating a skills gap and making now the perfect time to gain the skills necessary to meet demand.

Northumbria University’s part-time MSc Web and Mobile Development Technologies is taught by industry experts around leading-edge content, and is designed to give you the knowledge and expertise to fill this gap.

What will I study?

Northumbria University’s part-time MSc Web and Mobile Development Technologies provides a firm grounding in strategic web development skills, with a specific focus on mobile development. This programme also includes a module on the Internet of Things providing students with the required skills to help them join any industry investing in this multi-billion dollar sector.

Blending hands on training with academic rigour, our programme will enable you to develop the lifelong skills needed to rise to the challenge and opportunity of emerging technologies and engage in the ‘bleeding edge’ field. An area which is notoriously high risk and has an increased potential of unreliability.

Alongside the Internet of Things, you will study the core skills required to gain a deep understanding of contemporary web development, industry practice and analysis which forms the basis of next generation technologies. This programme also focuses on mobile development and web development skills you need to engage and succeed in the cutting edge of technology.

During the programme you will also develop independent research skills to manage risk and identify, recommend and deploy relevant technologies both now and in the future. Throughout the course, you will study with a diverse group like-minded IT professionals, share ideas, and build upon your professional network.

How will I be taught and assessed?

The part-time programme is designed to enable working professionals to fit their study around their work and personal life. The programme is assessed through modular assignments and a final dissertation, with no exams.

All taught lectures are delivered on 16.5 weekends spread throughout the 2 year period, with approximately 24 hours of taught content per module. You will also be expected to engage in self-directed learning and reading, around 164 hours per module.

Our MSc Web and Mobile Development Technologies is a truly blended learning programme, offering extensive student support in and outside of the classroom. We have a dedicated delegate support team based in London to assist you throughout your programme and arrange one-to-one sessions with our experienced faculty.

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Study mode



2 years

Start date



This module will give you the opportunity to understand the technologies behind the Internet of Things, e.g. embedded systems, distributed computing, operating systems, network protocols, programming frameworks and cloud computing. The module covers technologies and modern business trends of the IoT utilizing Amazon cloud, typical IoT applications, architectures, network protocols, application programming and data analytics. A key point of the course is an understanding of IoT through hands-on activities including practical demonstrations and lab sessions. Students will also have the opportunity to design and implement applications for the Internet of Things applications using Raspberry Pi on Amazon Web Services IoT platform.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (overall cost)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

To be confirmed

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Applicants should have the following: Standard entry requirements Minimum 2:2 or above from a recognised university in a relevant field (IT/Computer Science/related field) Ideally some relevant IT/Developer experience Non-standard entry requirements 3 years’ demonstrable IT, software or development experience and/or a professional qualification

University information

Northumbria University’s London campus is based right in the heart of the city, and with the University’s focus specialisation in industry-focused degrees, you’ll find yourself perfectly placed to search for work experience and internships and rub shoulder with all the right sorts of people as you think ahead to your career. Many of the business-related postgraduate degrees can be studied full time or part time in one-to-two years, to fit in...more