Taught course

ACS: Advanced Web Technologies

The University of Manchester · School of Computer Science

Entry requirements

First or strong Upper Second class honours degree, or the overseas equivalent, in computer science, or in a joint degree with at least 50% computer science content. Applicants with extensive computer science industrial experience and a good honours degree, or its overseas equivalent, may also be considered for admission.

Months of entry


Course content

In the past twenty years, the Web has transformed society and changed the way we work, trade, learn, do science, organise our lives, and play. The Web is, on the one hand, a network of interlinked computers, protocols, and software and, on the other hand, a socio-cultural phenomenon that influences law, the media, business, science, etc. To shape and work with the current and future forms of the Web, we need to understand its underlying design principles and concepts, relevant issues and techniques, and how these interact and influence each other. The fast changing nature of the Web means that such a deep understanding is essential to understand the latest developments and their potential.

The Advanced Web Technologies pathway is centred around a theme of the same name, Advanced Web Technologies, and combines it with a choice of closely related yet complimentary themes, namely Software Engineering, Learning from Data, and Data Management. Students following this theme will gain an understanding and insight into the technologies that deliver the Web as we see it today.

The topics covered include underlying languages and standards used to represent information on the web; techniques for understanding and managing data and information in a web context; and techniques and technology used to design and deliver web infrastructure.

Information for international students

For further information about entry requirements, including English Language requirements, please see the University website.

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
full time
12 months
block mode
24-48 months

Course contact details

School of Computer Science
+44 (0)161 275 6181