Taught course

Computer Science (Mobile Computing)

University of Hull · Department of Computer Science

Entry requirements

You should have, or expect to obtain, a good honours degree or equivalent, in a computing, or be able to demonstrate an acceptable level of computing experience. Please note that appropriate experience is essential as this is an advanced MSc. International students require IELTS with 6.0 overall with 5.5 in each skill or other English test accepted by the University.

Months of entry


Course content

Mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets are now part of everyday life, essential in every aspect of personal, social and business computing. Our MSc will give you a firm understanding of the latest techniques for developing software for mobile devices, and teach you how to integrate such software into larger scale distributed computing systems.

You will study the architecture and implementation of mobile connected systems, the component-based environments used to create them, and the security and operational constraints associated with mobile devices. By the end of the course, you will have the necessary skills to create mobile software applications for industry standard mobile platforms (Android, iOS, Windows). We also give you experience of the latest technologies and commercial perspectives, equipping you to innovate the next generation of connected mobile systems. A key feature of this course is its unique blend of academic and commercial perspectives.

The course begins in September each year and lasts twelve months. There are two trimesters of taught modules, followed by an individual dissertation project during the third trimester. There is an option to take an extra trimester – either immediately before or after the dissertation – gaining industrial experience through a module based in SEED, our software development unit working with commercial clients and software. This is unique to Hull.

The Department of Computer Science creates an excellent experience for students, with a supportive student community. We have an international reputation for our research activities, with a strong record of industrial and public grant funding. We are also affiliated with Microsoft’s DreamSpark programme, which allows you to access the latest Microsoft operating systems and development software for home use. Once registered with the department, you can download the software free of charge.

Information for international students

Competence in English language is required, as evidenced by IELTS 6.0 (with no less than 5.5 in each skill) or equivalent, or previous study in English. Candidates who do not meet the language requirements may take an English course at the University prior to entering their programme. Please see http://www2.hull.ac.uk/fass/modern-languages/efl.aspx.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

Departmental scholarships and bursaries may be available. For further information about fees and funding, please go to: www.hull.ac.uk/money

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Admissions
+44 (0) 1482 466850