Taught course

Databases and Web-based Systems

University of Salford · School of Computing, Science and Engineering

Entry requirements

The minimum requirement is a second class division 2 Honours degree or equivalent in a computing discipline, including recent programming experience Other subjects with a high technical content will be considered individually. Accreditation for Prior Experiential Learning (APEL) We welcome applications from students who may not have formal/traditional entry criteria but who have relevant experience or the ability to pursue the course successfully. The Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL) process could help you to make your work and life experience count. The APL process can be used for entry onto courses or to give you exemptions from parts of your course. Two forms of APL may be used for entry: the Accreditation of Prior Certificated Learning (APCL) or the Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning (APEL).

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

3 good reasons to study Databases and Web-based Systems at Salford:

  • Get the opportunity to design and implement a web application
  • Gain hands-on experience of the design and implementation of databases
  • Learn data-mining techniques using popular tools in different application domains

Course Summary

This course is your opportunity to specialise in the development of web-based software systems that use databases. During your time with us, you’ll gain a critical awareness of the methodologies, tools and techniques used for the development of web-based computer systems and an advanced understanding of the techniques used for the development, evaluation and testing of databases.

The course also develops an awareness of the latest developments in the field of advanced databases, data mining and data warehousing. You will also gain substantial knowledge and skills in the deployment of SAS business intelligence software leading towards SAS data miner accreditation, and learn what the Semantic Web and Linked Data are, together with what these technologies enable.

Information for international students

International students must provide evidence of proficiency in English- IELTS 6.5 band score (with no element below 5.5) or above are proof of this.

Fees and funding

Fees 2014-15

Full-time £4,750

Part-time £792 (per 30 credits)

Full-time International £12,800

Full-time PgDip £3,168

Fees 2015-16

Full-time £4,845

Part-time £807 (per 30 credits)

Full-time International £13,050

Full-time PgDip £3,228

Additional costs

You should also consider further costs which may include books, stationery, printing, binding and general subsistence on trips and visits.

Scholarships and Bursaries

We offer awards to help you study through our:

  • Vice-Chancellor's Excellence Scholarship
  • University of Salford student loyalty discount
  • Country bursary scheme for International students only

Qualification and course duration


full time
16 months
part time
36 months


part time
24 months
full time
12 months


AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written/ formal examinations50
Written coursework / continuous assessment50

Course contact details

Course Enquiries Service
+44 (0) 161 295 4545
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