Taught course

Mobile Web Development

University of the West of Scotland · School of Computing

Entry requirements

Honours degree, or equivalent, in a science, engineering, or technology discipline. Not suitable for candiates who who have covered mobile/web development in any great depth during their previous studies.

Months of entry

September, February

Course content

The MSc Mobile Web Development is a unique technical course covering web and mobile development. The course is designed to meet the demands of the increasing use of mobile devices which are being coupled with cloud computing to provide applications and services to users and enterprises. This uptake and rapid shift in computing habits over the past few years (from desktops and laptops to tablets and mobile devices) has contributed to the architecture of contemporary corporate computing undergoing substantial change.

Indeed, it is estimated that by 2015 mobile applications will outnumber those for static deployment by four to one. As a result of this change in usage patterns for emerging technologies, the design and development skills required by application developers are significantly different from those required for applications targeted at desktop platforms; new technologies and capabilities present new challenges and opportunities to application developers. The MSc Mobile Web Development is intended to develop these skills and produce graduates who are in a position to target employment opportunities in software development for the mobile web.
Emphasis throughout the course is on professional practice skills. Indeed, many of the learning outcomes of the course are practical in nature and a large proportion of class time is spent in computing laboratories engaging with the appropriate tools (software, hardware etc.) acquiring practical knowledge and understanding through a variety of activities. Theoretical knowledge and understanding underpinning the subject is provided through lectures, tutorials, seminars and by individual study. Active learning is promoted through a number of practical assignments. A number of classes and assignments will involve problem-solving through analysis, evaluation and the synthesis of a solution reflecting the practical emphasis of the course.

Information for international students

For more information please visit - www.uws.ac.uk/international

Fees and funding

For more information please visit - www.uws.ac.uk/fundingadvice

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24-36 months


full time
9 months
part time
18-24 months

Course contact details

Student Enquiries Team
0800 027 1000 (+44 141 849 4101 out with UK)