This programme provides a blend of computing and digital media skills to set you up for success in the industry.
1 year (full-time)
2 years (part-time)
Number of credits:
MSc: 180 credits
PGDip: 120 credits
PGCert: 60 credits
Join our new MSc Web Development course if you’re looking for a career change – you don’t need to have undergraduate experience in the field.
Train to become a socially responsible IT practitioner, contributing to the evolving technology sector.
IT work culture is embedded in the programme, replicating industry experience.
Study in labs in our brand new state-of-the-art media centre on campus - find out more.
Course and Module Details
If you’re looking for a career change or simply have an interest in web and software development, our MSc Web Development will open up a pathway into the IT industry, as it requires no previous undergraduate experience in the field of computing.
This is a blended degree that brings elements of computing and digital media into one single package, ensuring that you are taught the technical skills of software development and delivery, as well as design elements of digital media. You’ll also have the opportunity to take part in our summer work placement module, which means you can gain valuable work experience relevant to your career aspirations.
Additionally, you’ll be taught how to store and retrieve data, as well as learning about the security aspects of IT. By completing our Cybersecurity module, you can become a Certified Ethical Hacker through the EC-Council.
To finish your programme, you will undertake an end of year project based on your own interests in the field which is designed to meet professional requirements.
Our MSc Web Development course follows an active blended learning style, with some lectures replaced by workshops and seminars. This means that you’ll be in a learning environment focused on collaborative learning in the lab spaces in our state-of-the-art media centre, the Sir David Bell Building, and be immersed in an environment that you’ll experience in the IT industry.
You will graduate with an ability to work at the intersection between computing and digital media, and have the skills required in both fields to become an accomplished web or software developer.
Here are some of the modules we are currently offering:
Software Development 1
Software Development 2
Basic Web Design
Advanced Web Design
Compulsory and Required modules
Compulsory and/or required modules may change when we review and update programmes. Above is a list of modules offered this academic year.
Optional modules, when offered as part of a programme, may vary from year to year and are subject to viability.
Employability in computing programmes is embedded throughout the curriculum, with a focus on project-based assessments that simulate real-life scenarios. This is especially demonstrated in the collaborative nature of the teaching, the team working elements, and the MSc Project, meaning that you will be well prepared to enter the software development or web/mobile design industries.
Our careers team is available to support you from the start of your studies until after you graduate. They will help you build your CV, prepare for interview, and meet and learn from successful graduates working at the top of their careers. You’ll have lots of opportunity to work with our partners across London and beyond, and also attend a Roehampton jobs fair where you can find out about opportunities and meet employers.
How to apply
You can apply now for any programme starting in Autumn 2021, January or February 2022 or September 2022.
All postgraduate taught applications can be made via our online application form.
- Check our application deadlines
- View our entry requirements for postgraduate programmes
- View our general entry criteria and application FAQs
If you need any help or advice with your application, or just want to ask us a question before you apply, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Please note that most international applicants have to pay a deposit before securing their place.
- See our Finance pages for more details
Postgraduate application process FAQs
No, you can save and revisit your application form and can contact us directly at any time if you need advice or assistance.
If you are a prospective postgraduate student who has home fee status, then you can apply close to the start of the course of study. However, if you have international fee status and require a Tier 4 Visa, then you will normally need to apply much earlier. Please see our application deadlines for postgraduate study.
We encourage all students to apply as early as possible, as some programmes have limited numbers.
Yes, we offer a range of scholarships, alongside support on managing your finances while you are with us.
Yes, we have a wide range of high quality and competitively priced on-campus student residences. We are able to offer quiet rooms and can adjust for those with specific access needs.
Find out more on our accommodation pages.
Validation and periodic review
What is validation?
Validation is a formal process through which the University approves a programme (content, teaching, learning and assessment) as being of appropriate standard and quality. This is a normal process used throughout the university sector.
The University expects to publish details of the validated programme in the academic year prior to the start date of the programme. You are advised to check the University website at that time to ensure that you have up-to-date information. In the meantime, if you require information you should contact 0208 392 3232.
What is periodic review?
Periodic review is the regular and systematic monitoring and reviewing of programmes. It is a normal process in the sector and it is the way by which the university ensures that your course remains up-to-date and relevant. The process may result in changes to the content, structure and/or assessment of the programme.
The University expects to publish details of the re-validated programme by 31 March in the academic year prior to the start date of the programme. You are advised to check the University website at that time to ensure that you have up-to-date information. In the meantime, if you require information you should contact 0208 392 3232.
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At Roehampton, we can offer all new students the opportunity to live in accommodation on our beautiful parkland campus, including affordable and high-end options.
We offer scholarships, provide hardship funding and help you find advice on managing your finances while you study.
We provide plenty of opportunities for you to get involved, through volunteering, playing sport or music, or joining one of our many active student societies.