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University of the West of Scotland

Web and Mobile Development

UCAS Code: G450

Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

Entry requirements


A level

C,C,D

Scottish Higher

B,B,B,C

UCAS Tariff

102
100%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

5years

Full-time | 2019

Subject

Creative computing

This programme will equip you with the skills to design, develop and maintain secure and usable web services and mobile applications that exploit the capabilities of the internet.

You will gain expertise in systems design and analysis and use the latest tools, techniques and scripting languages for developing dynamic, interactive and secure web and responsive mobile solutions.

The degree has strong industry links including a programme of guest speakers, company visits and networking events with employers. Study abroad opportunities are available.

Graduates will be able to establish and manage secure web servers and create and maintain appropriate web material for companies in roles such as mobile developer, web programmer and systems developer.

The Honours degree is accredited by the British Computer Society1 – conditions apply, for full details see our website.

Course content
Web and mobile technologies have radically altered our personal and professional lives, allowing billions of us to access unprecedented resources, establish social networks and ensure secure internet transactions.

To support this high-technology growth sector, demand is high 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 and use the latest tools, techniques and scripting languages for developing dynamic, interactive and secure web and responsive mobile solutions. The degree has strong industry links including a programme of guest speakers, company visits and networking events with potential employers. Representatives from Traveltek and Skyscanner amongst others 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 clientside website development with ASP.NET and PHP on the server side and 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, which will demonstrate your creativity and knowledge at our annual showcase event, Digital Futures.

Career prospects
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.

Tuition fees

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England
£9,250
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Paisley Campus

Department:

Computing, Engineering and Physical Sciences

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Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

89%
UK students
11%
International students
82%
Male students
18%
Female students
26%
2:1 or above
18%
Drop out rate

After graduation


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Computing

What are graduates doing after six months?

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£22,500
med
Average annual salary
83%
low
Employed or in further education
84%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

32%
Information technology and telecommunications professionals
13%
Information technology technicians
10%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

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