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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Software Development Website Development

Course type


Course Summary

The MSc is both career- and practically-focused; you will spend a large proportion of class time in computing laboratories engaging with the appropriate tools and acquiring practical knowledge. You will learn how to develop applications for mobile devices and software that adapts to various platforms on which they run, especially smartphones. You will develop your design and development skills and position yourself to target employment opportunities in software development for the mobile web. Teaching on the MSc is via lectures, tutorials, and hands-in laboratory sessions. 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. Assessment is a variety of methods including examination, coursework and dissertation. The entire course ensures that you gain the core skills and hands-in experience, including team development, required by the computing industry. As a graduate from this programme you will have excellent career opportunities as a mobile web developer in the media, finance and retail industries, in software/technology companies that develop and maintain mobile application ecosystems or as IT consultants offering your expertise to the broader market. The MSc Mobile Web Development is accredited by the British Computer Society, fully meeting the educational requirements for Chartered IT Professional (CITP) registration. Students will also achieve Postgraduate Diploma in this course.

Different course options

Full time | Paisley Campus | 17 months | JAN-20

Study mode

Full time


17 months

Start date



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Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Applicants will normally possess an second-class Honours degree, or equivalent, in one of the following disciplines: Science; Engineering; Computing; Technology. Applicants with appropriate professional experience and/or qualifications will be considered.

University information

With around 19,000 students, from over 140 countries around the world, the University of the West of Scotland is one of Scotland’s biggest modern universities. Each year, around 600 postgraduate students choose to study at UWS. The location of their west of Scotland campuses in Ayr, Dumfries, Lanarkshire and Paisley means that they are the local university for over 30% of the population of central Scotland. However, their growing national...more

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