Web Development

Postgraduate Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences

Our MSc Web Development provides a blend of computing and digital media skills to set you up for success in the industry.

Web Development
Duration

1 year (full-time)
2 years (part-time)

Number of Credits

MSc: 180 credits
PGDip: 120 credits
PGCert: 60 credits

Start date

September 2024

 

Degree Type

MSc/PGDip/PGCert

Modules

Extended masters for international students

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Skills

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It all starts here. 

If you’re looking for a career change or are interested in web and software development our MSc Web Development will open a pathway into the IT industry. It requires no previous undergraduate experience in the field of computing.

You'll pick up skills including:

  • web design 
  • software develpment
  • comprehensive programming 
  • full-stack development

 

Over the year, you will study software development through a comprehensive introduction to programming with Python before moving on to full-stack development with JavaScript. You will become an accomplished programmer and meet the requirements to join the web development industry. To complement this, you will also study basic and advanced web design to ensure you graduate a well-rounded developer with a flair for digital media.

Additionally, you’ll learn how to store and retrieve data, as well as learn about the security aspects of IT. To finish your programme, you will undertake an end-of-year project based on your interests in the field.

How you'll learn

A course built around you.

We deliver all computing programmes in an active blended learning style, with:

  • most lectures replaced by workshops and seminars
  • a learning environment focused on collaborative working in practical lab spaces
  • an environment based on working in the IT industry.

After the programme, you can undertake an industrial placement year, allowing you to gain valuable work experience relevant to your career aspirations.

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How you'll be assessed

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Put your knowledge to use.

You’ll be set authentic assessments, meaning that your projects, tasks and exercises will replicate the working world of web development, ensuring that you are fully prepared for life after graduation.

When you leave you will have a portfolio of diverse practical work, setting you apart as a candidate in the job market. 

Career options

An exciting career awaits after graduating.

You could go on to work in roles such as: 

  • Technical Product Manager
  • UX/UI Designer for Web Applications
  • DevOps Engineer
  • Digital Project Manager
  • Web Security Analyst
  • Technical Writer (Specialising in Web Technologies)
  • Quality Assurance (QA) Tester for Web Applications
  • Web Accessibility Specialist
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We embed employability in computing programmes throughout the curriculum, focusing on project-based assessments that simulate real-life scenarios. Our collaborative method, team working modules, and MSc Project demonstrate our project-based approach to learning.

This prepares you 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. We will help you build your CV, prepare for interviews, and meet and learn from successful graduates working at the top of their careers. You’ll also have opportunities to work with our partners across London and beyond, and to attend a Roehampton jobs fair where you can find out about graduate opportunities and meet employers.

Application Info

How to apply

Postgraduate programmes

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.

International students
Please note that most international applicants have to pay a deposit before securing their place.

  • See our Finance pages for more details

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Tuition fees and funding

September 2024 entry tuition fees

UK EU and International
£9,713 £17,325

We offer a wide range of scholarships and bursaries. See our 2024 financial support pages for UK students, and for international students.

We also provide other ways to support the cost of living, including free buses and on-campus car parking, hardship support and some of the most affordable student accommodation and catering in London. Find out more about how we can support you.

Specific entry requirements

A degree of 2:2 or above - does not need to be computing related.

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Course Facilities

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 Conduct your studies within one of our specialised computing labs in the heart of campus, including a dedicated cyber security lab.

Six dedicated computing labs

Conduct your studies within one of our specialised computing labs in the heart of campus, including a dedicated cyber security lab.

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 Access computing labs outside of scheduled teaching. Labs are open until 9pm on weekdays and 5pm on weekends.

Out of hours access

Access computing labs outside of scheduled teaching. Labs are open until 9pm on weekdays and 5pm on weekends.

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 Every piece of software you’ll require to complete your studies is free and available for your personal device, meaning you’ll be able to conduct your studies anywhere and anytime.

All the software you need

Every piece of software you’ll require to complete your studies is free and available for your personal device, meaning you’ll be able to conduct your studies anywhere and anytime.

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Our Research

Research conducted in the School of Arts covers a wide range of diverse and innovative arts practices, from dance and drama to journalism, film, media, linguistics and computing. Our School of Arts is divided into three subject areas: Dance; Drama, Theatre and Performance; and Communication, Culture and Media. Click here to view our research page.

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