Taught course

Mobile App Development

University of Derby · College of Engineering and Technology

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Entry requirements

- An appropriate Honours degree (at least 2.2) or equivalent qualifications/experience in a computing discipline - If English is not your first language you will need to demonstrate proficiency in English (IELTS 6.5 or equivalent).

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

Whether you aspire to work for a leading mobile software or games company or whether you are considering launching your own mobile software business, this MSc will prepare you for a successful career.

A new era for app development

Mobile devices are now prevalent across the world due mainly to the vast range of software that makes them essential accessories in the information age. Software allows these devices to be many things: a satellite navigation system, an Internet browser, a personal information assistant, a calendar, a compass, a flash light, a barcode scanner or a games console.

The ease with which software can be written for, and marketed, on mobile devices has contributed to their widespread adoption and growth. Manufacturers without hundreds of apps are struggling to survive against open (Android) platforms which have revolutionised the way in which software is developed and deployed for mobile devices.

Our MSc Mobile App Development is ideal if you want to make the most of the exciting opportunities that exist to produce cutting-edge applications for the dominant mobile device platforms.

Logging into a world of career opportunities

There is a growing demand for computing professionals who not only know and understand the design and development of mobile software apps, but also appreciate how they can be integrated into business environments to help organisations achieve competitive advantage and operational efficiency.

This requires knowledge of the techniques, technologies, tools and emerging standards for mobile software development, interface design, and the integration and exploitation of mobile devices in corporate and commercial networks – especially their role in emerging network architectures.

An impressive set of skills

You will cover crucial issues relating to Android development, interface design principles, emerging computer network architectures and security. In addition, we give you the chance to research exciting areas of mobile technologies, tools and techniques and to disseminate your own ideas and developments in these areas.

The course culminates in a development project to produce innovative software drawing on what you have learned. You will have the chance to focus on your chosen specialisation of mobile software design, development, entrepreneurship or distribution.

You will decide on the area on which you want to concentrate, and you will benefit from the support of a supervisor who will provide the academic advice you need to produce a masters level project.

This course is made up of three stages - Postgraduate Certificate, Postgraduate Diploma and MSc.

On completion of four modules you will achieve the Postgraduate Certificate. On completion of eight modules you will achieve the Postgraduate Diploma. On completion of the final Independent Scholarship you will be awarded your MSc.

Fees and funding

UK students
£630 per 20 credits
International students
£13,500 for the full programme

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    part time
    36 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

College of Engineering and Technology
+44 (0)1332 590500