Taught course

Web Applications and Services

University of Leicester · Department of Computer Science

Entry requirements

2:1 degree (or equivalent) in a relevant subject with a substantial element of Computing. Relevant work experience may also be considered. IELTS 6.0 or equivalent is required if English is not your first language.

Months of entry

January, October

Course content

The evolution of web-based technologies has now led to what is known as 'Web 2.0': a semantically enriched information source with advanced potential to provide specialised software applications 'on the fly'. A plethora of standard PC-based applications is now appearing online (calendar and diary tools, text editors, and spreadsheets, among others) that can be used in a distributed collaborative setting. Developing such applications is particularly challenging, partly due to the wide background required but also the rapid emergence of new technologies. This MSc will equip you with a sound understanding of the area and its emerging trends, while at the same time providing a very hands-on approach to current technologies.

All of our Computer Science MSc degrees are available with an optional (usually paid) industry placement. If you take a 'with Industry' degree, your qualification will be 'MSc in Web Applications and Services with Industry'

These 'with industry' degrees have been designed to stimulate your creativity and capacity to innovate, and ensure that you acquire key transferable skills. During the placement, you will be able to gain insight into industrial problems and practice that you can take forward into your individual project. You will also take two additional (non-credit) modules, preparing you for the job market.

Information for international students

Information for international students is available at http://www.le.ac.uk/international/ . Applications should be received 3 month before entry date to leave time for completion of Visa formalities.

Fees and funding

Information on funding is available at http://www.le.ac.uk/graduateoffice/pgprospectus/financial.html .
In addition, we offer bursaries of £1500 to very good international (non-EU) students.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12-16 months


full time
12-16 months

Course contact details

PG Admissions
+44 (0116) 252 2265