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Full time | Paisley Campus | 18 months | JAN-21

Study mode

Full time


18 months

Start date


Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Software Development Website Development

Course type


Course Summary


Our MSc Mobile Web Development is fully accredited by the British Computer Society and is designed to meet the demands of the increasing use of mobile devices to provide applications and services to users and enterprises.

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.

Career prospects

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.

Recent graduate positions include:

  • Front End Interface Developer at Equator
  • Senior Developer at Visualsoft Ltd
  • Technical Lead Cloud Services at Sonova Group
  • Frontend Developer at Parachute Digital Solutions Limited
  • Technology Analyst at JPMorgan Chase & Co

Professional recognition

The MSc Mobile Web Development is accredited by the British Computer Society, fully meeting the educational requirements for Chartered IT Professional (CITP) registration.

Teaching & Assessment

Many of the learning outcomes are practical and a large proportion of class time is spent in computing laboratories engaging with the appropriate tools and acquiring practical knowledge. Theoretical knowledge is provided through: Lectures; Tutorials; Seminars; Individual study.


Research Design and Methods (10 Credits) - Core
Interactive Design for Smart Devices (10 Credits) - Core
Mobile Business Technology and Design (20 Credits) - Core
Ethics for the IT Professional (10 Credits) - Core
Web Development (20 Credits) - Core
MSc Mobile We Development Master's Dissertation (60 Credits) - Core
Dynamic Web Applications (20 Credits) - Core
Mobile Networks and Smartphone Applications (20 Credits) - Core
Security for the Mobile Web (10 Credits) - Core

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

You 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.