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Web Applications and Services PGDip

Web Applications and Services PGDip

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Qualification type

Postgraduate Diploma

Subject areas

Website Development

Course type


Course Summary

The evolution of web-based technologies has now led to what is known as 'Web 2.0': a semantically enriched information source with advanced potential to provide specialised software applications on the fly. A plethora of standard PC-based applications is now appearing online (calendar and diary tools, text editors, and spreadsheets, among others) that can be used in a distributed collaborative setting. Developing such applications is particularly challenging, partly due to the wide background required but also the rapid emergence of new technologies. This MSc will equip you with a sound understanding of the area and its emerging trends, while at the same time providing a very hands-on approach to current technologies.

Teaching methods include lectures, seminars, self-paced learning and practicals. Assessment is a mix of coursework - computer-based practicals, essays and small group projects - and exams. On completion this course leads to masters (MSc) in Web Applications and Services .

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Study mode

Full time


8 months

Start date



Complexity is a recurrent issue in software engineering. Since the early days of IT, building complex software systems has been a major challenge and the problems that it raises often make headlines on the press. In order to address these problems, more and more emphasis is being put into techniques that support the higher levels of system design: advanced modelling languages and software architecture. These levels allow us to move away from code and understand how systems are required to operate based on models. Models reflect an abstract architecture for the software system in the sense that they are organised in terms of components that perform relatively simple computations and connectors that coordinate the interactions between the components. This module provides an introduction to the topic of software architecture in general and modelling techniques for service-oriented architecture in particular. This module belongs to semester one.

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Entry requirements

Students need 2:1 degree (or equivalent) in a relevant subject with a substantial element of Computing. Relevant work experience may also be considered.

University information

As a top 25 UK University, Leicester has always been home to the great minds; academics, researchers and students who aren’t afraid to challenge the status quo, advance new practices, and develop a fresh way of thinking. Through the ground-breaking research of their experts, you will tackle the emerging social, economic, political and scientific issues head on and set the agenda where others simply follow. At Leicester, students aren’t...more

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