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  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    Paisley Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    18 months

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.

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 16,000per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

University of the West of Scotland

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  • Campus address

    University of the West of Scotland, Paisley Campus, High Street, Paisley, Renfrewshire, PA1 2BE, Scotland

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    89th out of 110 2

  • Entry standards

    / Max 236
    122 51%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    63 63%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.01 80%



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