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:
- interaction design
- distributed computing systems
View the 2017/18 programme specification document for this course
View the 2018/19 programme specification document for this course
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.
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. Please note that we belong to the Faculty of Physical Sciences and Engineering (FPSE).
The deadline for new applications to this course is 31 July each year.
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 2008-2017
We are ranked second in the UK’s prestigious Russell Group for graduate prospects in Computer Science by the Complete University Guide 2018
We are one of only 14 universities recognised as an Academic Centre of Excellence in Cyber Security Research by the UK Government and our academics have played a leading role in establishing a European Data Science Academy
Southampton is ranked in the top 51-100 universities for Computer Science in the 2018 QS World Rankings, and top 10 in the UK