This course has multiple start dates:
17 / 09 / 2012
14 / 01 / 2013
15 month full-time
20 (this number may be subject to change)
Available at the following campuses:
- A good Honours degree (2.2) or equivalent in a business computing/IS/ICT-related subject.
- Other qualifications and/or experience that demonstrate appropriate knowledge and skills at an Honours degree level.
- Substantial (5+ years) relevant industry experience in a management role.
If you are outside the UK:
- An appropriate IELTS (minimum 6.0) qualification is normally required for candidates with overseas status.
The Admissions and Marketing Office
Tel. 01484 473116
This innovative course provides you with the capabilities required in advanced web design, development and project management to enhance your career as a professional web designer/developer. With access to our network of organisations, you will have the opportunity to apply the highly practical knowledge and skills developed over the duration of the course to a 'real world' integrative consultancy project.
Today, any organisation’s commercial work systems are inextricably linked to the technology that supports them. The growth of the internet and mobile industries as IT environments for commercial transaction, information exchange and social media has placed additional burdens on IT teams in organisations, requiring that web specialists be aware both of the infrastructure of the internet/mobile networks and the enabling internet/mobile technologies that support all information and communication channels to and from customers and suppliers. The need for applications to deploy across intranets, extranets, mobile devices and the internet is now in major demand in the computing field. This perspective reflects the view adopted by employers in the IT industry seeking to recruit people who have the required technical competence in the field of applied IT, the necessary appreciation of different web-based systems and the personal and professional competences to be effective developers and administrators of such complex web and mobile applications.
If you are interested in advancing your current knowledge and skills, then contact us to find out how this course will enhance your prospects in a challenging, rewarding and exciting profession experiencing significant growth.
You will need to complete all modules to progress onto the Individual Project.
We start with an intensive Induction period to bring your academic study and research skills up to postgraduate standard before embarking on a range of taught modules designed to equip you with the right knowledge and abilities for careers in the web arena. These are:
- Effective Research Practice at Master's Level and Beyond
- Modelling and Management of Complex Information Systems
- Developing Internet-Based Applications
- Designing and Developing Usable Web and Mobile Applications
- Methods for Handling Large-scale IT Projects and Change
- An In-Company, Team Project
The final in-company project will focus on an information technology related problem requiring some web-based solution.
You will then undertake a major research project, supervised by faculty staff, many of whom are internationally recognised experts in their field.
You will graduate equipped with expert knowledge of systematic approaches, tools and techniques for developing web-based and mobile applications, and how to embed them within suitable frameworks to enable success. We expect you to fast-track your career in IT as a web specialist.
Modules are taught consecutively over nine weeks of study and delivered over three terms, ending with the In-company Group Project in the third term followed by the individual Master’s Project over three months.
Part-time students may select from all modules available (up to four each year (maximum of 75 credits)), completing the Master’s Project at the end of Year 2 on a full-time basis or part-time throughout Year 3.
All our teaching is supported by Unilearn, the University's extensive e-learning environment and further online information resources, including access to thousands of e-books and journals (available to our students from anywhere via the Internet).
Assessment methods reflect the emphasis of the course on the student's ability to apply knowledge and skills to the relevant domain. Variety is key and students can expect assessment via presentation, modelling and design rationale, research paper, critical essay, demonstration, prototype product, research/ laboratory exercises, project/ research outcomes and, of course, the Dissertation.
Study comprises lectures, seminars, team and individual exercises, lab work and visiting practitioner sessions. Typical contact time for a 15-credit module will be 36 hours, with a further 114 hours of study and assessment completed by each student.
Information for UK and EU applicants
As you know, there are big changes happening regarding tuition fees. Here at Huddersfield we are working hard to set our fees for home and EU at a level that means we can continue to offer our students the excellent education you expect. We will update our web pages as soon as we are able to publish our fees, and will also issue a message via iHud. iHud offers you the information you need when you need it - you can sign up to iHud here to make sure you receive our 2012 fee information as soon as it is published.
Overseas Applicants just need to visit these links for the latest information on Tuition Fees [hyperlink http://www.hud.ac.uk/international/enquirer/tuitionfees/], Scholarships [hyperlink http://www.hud.ac.uk/international/enquirer/scholarships/] for self-funding students and estimated Living Costs [hyperlink http://www.hud.ac.uk/international/enquirer/tuitionfees/].
We hope you're interested in what you've seen and want to apply to join us. Please take a look here for information on what to do next. Overseas Applicants can follow these instructions [hyperlink http://www.hud.ac.uk/international/apply/] or apply directly to us online NOW [hyperlink http://halo.hud.ac.uk/onlineapps/].
Research plays an important role in informing all our teaching and learning activities. Through research our staff remain up-to-date with the latest developments in their field, which means you develop knowledge and skills that are current and highly relevant to industry. For more information, see the Research section of our website.