Web and Mobile Development at University of the West of Scotland - UCAS

Course summary

OVERVIEW The BSc Web & Mobile Development will equip you with the skills to design, develop and maintain secure web services and mobile applications that harness the capabilities of the internet.  Web and mobile technologies have radically altered our personal and professional lives, giving billions of us access to unprecedented resources, social networks and secure internet transactions.To support this high-technology growth sector, demand is strong for skilled professionals who can design and develop mobile apps, web services software and administer their infrastructure. Using the latest tools, techniques and scripting languages, you’ll develop expertise in systems design and analysis and learn how to develop responsive, interactive and secure web and mobile solutions. The practical skills you learn will allow you establish and manage secure web servers and create and maintain appropriate web material.  PRACTICAL FOCUS With a strong practical focus, the degree has strong industry links. There are also guest speakers from industry brought in throughout your studies, company visits and networking events with employers. In addition, there is an oportunity to undertake an optional 36-week professional work placement between years or 3 & 4 or smaller, part-time work placements during your second and third years. PROFESSIONAL RECOGNITION This course is accredited by the British Computer Society (BCS) as fully meeting the academic requirements for registration as a Chartered IT Professional (CITP). CAREER PROSPECTS Jobs This degree is held in high regard in local industry and graduates have gone on to secure roles where they are able to establish and manage secure web servers and create and maintain appropriate web material for companies. Roles include: Mobile developer / Web Programmer / Web Developer / Systems Administrator & Developer / Lecturer / Teacher Further Study Following graduation, possible study opportunities are possible on a variety of taught postgraduate master's courses.


In years 1 and 2 your studies will cover topics such as the use of internet tools and techniques, e-business, networks, programming and design, and design, scripting, database use and interaction for the web. You wil lalso be introduced to indsutr-standard software for mobile device developments. In Year 3, you will undertake studies in the use of HTML5, CSS3 and JavaScript for client-side website development with ASP.NET and PHP on the server side. You will also configure and administer a number of secure servers for the deployment of web/mobile services. You will also meet employers that recruit current Web & Mobile Development students for part-time work and paid internships. In Year 4, the final Honours year, you will extend your studies of client-server systems plus emerging web server technologies and undertake a major individual project. This project will meet the needs of employers interested in recruiting graduates of the Web & Mobile Development. You will present your project at the annual networking event - Digital Futures.

Assessment method

There is a practical emphasis on teaching and throughout the course, most assessment is based on practical assignments with relatively few formal examinations.

Professional bodies

Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.

  • British Computer Society

Qualified teacher status (QTS)

To work as a teacher at a state school in England or Wales, you will need to achieve qualified teacher status (QTS). This is offered on this course for the following level:

  • Course does not award QTS

How to apply

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Paisley Campus
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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2
  • Year 3
  • Year 4

Entry requirements for advanced entry (i.e. into Year 2 and beyond)

Year 2 Entry: Scottish Advanced Highers: CCD including Computing or evidence of programming A Levels: BBC including Computing or evidence of programming International Baccalaureate: 28 points SQA HNC/BTEC Level 4 HNC: Computing; Multimedia; Information Systems; Internetworking or relevant discipline BTEC Extended Diploma: DDM Year 3 Entry: SQA HND/BTEC Level 5 HND: Computing; Multimedia; Information Systems; Internetworking; Computing: Software Development; Computing: Technical Support; Web Development & Interactive Media; Web Development; Interactive Media; Digital Design & Development or relevant discipline

International applicants

ACADEMIC TECHNOOGY APPROVAL SCHEME (ATAS) CERTIFICATE: You do not require an Academic Technology Approval Scheme (ATAS) certificate before you can be considered for an unconditional offer of study on this undergraduate BSc (Hons) degree course. ENGLISH LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS: For applicants whose first language is not English, the University sets a minimum English Language proficiency level. These are shown below.

Entry requirements

Standard Qualification Requirements

Year 1 entry with SWAP (BBB) Access to STEM.

Minimum Qualification Requirements

English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6IELTS 6.0 with 5.5 minimum in each skill / component.
Cambridge English Advanced176 overall with no sub-test less than 169
Cambridge English Proficiency176 overall with no sub-test less than 169
Trinity ISEPassISEII with the minimum of a Pass in all sub-tests
PTE Academic54An overall score of 54 with no element below 51
TOEFL (iBT)78no sub-test less than: Reading: 17; Listening: 17; Speaking: 17; Writing: 17

For applicants whose first language is not English, the University sets a minimum English Language proficiency level. The reason for this is that it’s essential that you are able to read, speak and understand the English language to get the most out of your time at UWS. All international applicants are required to meet minimum English language standards, with the exception of: // Native speakers of English // Erasmus students (unless advised otherwise) // non-Erasmus students from EU partner institutions (your institution must provide confirmation of your English language ability in the absence of a formal qualification) The qualifications above must have been gained within two years prior to the start of your course at UWS.

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Student Outcomes

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Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
Go onto work and study

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Scotland £1820* Year 1
England £9250* Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250* Year 1
Wales £9250* Year 1
Channel Islands £9250* Year 1
Republic of Ireland £9250* Year 1
EU £16000* Year 1
International £16000* Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

TUITION FEE INFORMATION - SCOTTISH STUDENTS: Eligible Scottish domiciled students can usually apply to have their tuition fees paid for them each year of their studies by the Student Awards Agency Scotland (SAAS). If you're not sure about your eligibility, you should contact SAAS. You need to apply to SAAS each year of study to have your tuition fees paid directly to UWS. TUITION FEE INFORMATION - UK, IRISH & GIBRALTARIAN STUDENTS: Eligible students who are domiciled in England, Wales, or Northern Ireland as well as from the Channel Islands, the Isle of Man, Gibraltar or the Republic of Ireland will qualify for tuition fees of £9,250 per academic session of study to a maximum of three years if you are studying on a four year bachelor degree course (eg. BAcc (Hons) / BA (Hons) / BEng (Hons) / BSc (Hons)). So, if your degree is four years' duration, you will only be charged tuition fees for three years. Similarly, if you are studying a five year integrated master's degree course (eg. MEng (Hons)) the you will only be charged tuition fees for four years. TUITION FEE INFORMATION - INTERNATIONAL (NON-EU) & EU STUDENTS: These tuition fees apply to all non-EU, EEA, and all other EU students (excluding those from Republic of Ireland and Gibraltar, whose fee level is as per UK (non-Scottish) students - see section above for more details). ADDITIONAL COSTS: The cost of attending university is an investment in your future career. In addition to tuition fees and living expenses, some courses involve extra costs such as consumable study materials, field trips, equipment and uniforms. You may also want to purchase some core texts and technology such as a new laptop etc. Some of these additional costs are optional, some, such as uniforms or safety equipment may be mandatory. Check the course entry on our website for more more information.

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Web and Mobile Development at University of the West of Scotland - UCAS