Taught course

Web Technology

University of Southampton · School of Electronics and Computer Science

Entry requirements

A UK bachelor’s degree with upper second-class honours or higher. (See website for specific details and international equivalent qualifications.) English language: band 2c, IELTS 6.5 overall, with a minimum of 6.0 in all components.

Months of entry


Course content

This programme studies the Web as a foundational technology for the digital economy, including the architecture and services that support a mobile infrastructure of social networks and big data services. Specialising in web system development, you will have the opportunity to study mark-up languages, such as XML, XSL, and RDF; their applications in e-business and web services; and related topics such as security, cryptography, intelligent agents, interaction design and distributed computing systems.

Compulsory modules include: Web Architecture; MSc Research Project and Dissertation; Project Preparation

Optional modules include: Advanced Topics in Human-Systems Interaction; Cloud Applications; Designing Usable and Accessible Technologies; E-Business Strategy; Foundations of Web Science; Intelligent Agents; Machine Learning Technologies; Mobile Applications Development; Network and Web Based Security; Open Data Innovation; Qualitative Research Methods for Assessing Technology; Quantitative Methods; Semantic Web Technologies; The Science of Online Social Networks; Web Development

Information for international students


Fees and funding


Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

Course contact details

Physical Sciences and Engineering
+44 (0)23 8059 2630