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MSc Web Technology (1 year full-time)

The Web is a foundational technology for the digital economy, including the architecture and services that support a mobile infrastructure of social networks and big data services. This masters degree, is aimed at enabling you to further your specialist knowledge of Web Technology.

Introducing your degree

Develop an understanding of the current and emerging technologies that support web-based software systems.

Programme Overview

Since the inception of the web, there have been two major developments: social and collaborative applications, and the semantic web. You will explore these through core modules, web technology and your own social and collaborative websites.

You will have the opportunity to study mark-up languages, such as XML, XSL, and RDF; their applications in e-business and web services; and related topics such as:

  • security
  • cryptography
    intelligent agents
  • interaction design
  • distributed computing systems

View the programme specification document for this course

Programme Structure

The programme has been designed to maximise choice by allowing you to tailor the structure to suit your own interests. You can choose areas that reflect your personal interests and work on an individual project.

You will, as part of the MSc also take a number of compulsory modules to ensure you are exposed to key topics in all areas.

To Apply

You can apply for the programme through the University of Southampton's online postgraduate application system. Visit our how to apply pages for more information.

Key Facts

Southampton University has pioneered many of the most important advances in computer science and web technology of the past 10 years

We are in the top 10% in the UK for the volume and quality of our Computer Science research (REF 2014)

100% of our Computer Science research impact is world-leading or internationally excellent (REF 2014)

We have been ranked in the UK top ten for Computer Sciences for over ten years by the Guardian University Guide

Southampton is ranked in the top 51-100 universities for Computer Science in the 2016 QS World Rankings

We are one of only 13 universities recognised as an Academic Centre of Excellence in Cyber Security Research by the UK Government and our academics are playing a leading role in establishing a European Data Science Academy

We are number one in the UK for graduate prospects in Computer Science in the Complete University Guide 2017

Entry Requirements

Typical entry requirements

Honours Degree:

Our normal entry requirement is an upper second-class honours degree or higher (or equivalent) in an appropriate subject discipline such as mathematics, physics, engineering or computer science.

English Language Requirements:

If English is not your first language, you will be required to pass an approved English test. We normally ask for IELTS 6.5 overall with at least 6.0 in each competency. For information on other accepted English language tests, please visit www.southampton.ac.uk/admissions_language.

International Qualifications:

We welcome applications from international students. For information on applying, visit the International Office website.

Selection process:

All individuals are selected and treated on their relative merits and abilities in line with the University's Equal Opportunities Policy. Disabled applicants will be treated according to the same procedures as any other applicant with the added involvement of the Disability Office to assess their needs. The programme may require adaptation for students with disabilities (eg hearing impairment, visual impairment, mobility difficulties, dyslexia), particularly the practical laboratory sessions, and we will attempt to accommodate students wherever possible.

Modules

Career Opportunities

This programme provides an excellent platform for further research in either industry, the digital economy or academia.

Graduates from our MSc programme are employed worldwide in leading companies at the forefront of technology.  ECS runs a dedicated careers hub which is affiliated with over 100 renowned companies like IBM, ARM, Microsoft Research, Imagination Technologies, Nvidia, Samsung and Google to name a few.  Visit our careers hub for more information

"The staff’s doors in ECS are always open to students. Lectures introduce you to the topics while the details require you to do your own specialising research. This is good because you can find topics which interest you most and enables you to work on specific technologies, which is what employers are looking for." Alper Akarsu, MSc in Wireless Communications

 

Costs

Students are responsible for meeting the cost of essential textbooks, and of producing such essays, assignments, laboratory reports and dissertations as are required to fulfil the academic requirements for each programme of study.

In some cases you'll be able to choose modules (which may have different costs associated with that module) which will change the overall cost of a programme to you. Please also ensure you read the section on additional costs in the University’s Fees, Charges and Expenses Regulations in the University Calendar available at www.calendar.soton.ac.uk.

Pre-course Reading List

It is expected that you have taken a first degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering, or a closely related subject. In particular you should check that you have covered the core subjects listed in the ACM/IEEE Computer Science Curriculum:

This course assumes you have programming experience, and are familiar with a modern programming language such as Java or C#. In addition, it is assumed that you are already familiar with HTML, Javascript, and at least one modern web development technology, such as ASP.NET, JSP, or PHP. There are many textbooks and on-line tutorials covering these technologies, and you are advised to spend time, if necessary brushing up on your skills in these areas.

Location

Highfield Campus

Highfield is our main campus and the heart of the University. Set in beautiful green surroundings, it’s easily accessible from the city centre. University Road, Southampton, SO17 1BJ.

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