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93% of UWTSD students at the School of Applied Computing were satisfied with their course – NSS 2017.

Computers and mobile devices are at the heart of modern life.  Web developers  use their expertise to design and implement innovative software applications to enhance the way we live both today and tomorrow. 

Students on the BSc Web Development will learn to program, how to design and develop new web sites, web and mobile based applications, and web based information systems.

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Key Facts

Awards: MComp | BSc | HND | HNC
UCAS Code (MComp): 258R
UCAS Code (BSc): 979S
UCAS Code (HND): 923T
UCAS Code (Foundation): G42F
Institution Code: T80
Course Length:
MComp 4 years f/t - up to 8 years p/t
BSc 3 years f/t - up to 6 years p/t;
HND 2 years f/t - up to 4 years p/t;
HNC 1 years f/t - up to 3 years p/t

Tuition Fees for 2018/19:
£9000 (Home/EU students)
£11000 (Overseas students)
Scholarships and Bursaries

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  • When I was in college I liked the way websites looked and I was curious about how they were built. I enjoyed the HTML work within the BTEC and I have enjoyed learning more advanced code such as PHP, C#, JavaScript and CSS. My final year project is to research the effectiveness of using a PHP framework, as a scaffold, to teach third-year students software design patterns. Finding common, tried and tested solutions to reoccurring problems within the code. By using these design patterns it helps the system to become more flexible, allowing you to add or edit the code without breaking any of its functionality. This has been adopted by many professionals, causing it to be a required skill across the web development industry.

    Daniel TuckerBSc(Hons) Web Development

  • I’ve always been pretty addicted to all things web-related, so to be able to work within this industry every day is very really satisfying. I use HTML, CSS and javascript/jQuery on a daily basis which I learned during the course.

    Neil PageBSc Web Development, Online Manager, for Cruise Nation

  • I did two years as a Graphic Designer in industry before enrolling on this course, there was a need to learn development languages, such as PHP, Java Script as well as HTML and CSS. There is a shortage of web developers and it is an industry that is every growing. The University organised an internship with S8080 where I work every Friday using the Drupal System (content management system) creating small scale project for industry. This has enabled me to gain practical experience of how an design agency works and the intricacies of working as part of a team. For my final year project I am researching test driven development which looks at the ways in which tests can drive the design of software. Every piece of code has a test associated with it, to check it's functional and meets the requirements of the user. Identifying and writing the test before the code aims to increase the quality of software. Prominent web companies are now considering switching to this approach.

    Adam PackerBSc(Hons) Web Development

  • I am already working as a front-end designer and developer with Quantarc, an estates management software company who work with the public and education sector. I had a HND in interactive media but I didn't have the back end knowledge to further my career. I needed to learn C# which is the predominant language taught on the Web Development course, along with SQL and database management. The course has lived up to expectations teaching the skills I required for industry.

    Richard MartinBSc(Hons) Web Development

In the first year, you will study a broad range of subjects common to several courses within the Computing Portfolio. These provide the underpinning required for later years and allow flexibility to transfer across pathways in your first year of study.

During your second year, you will study modules that provide a greater depth for your chosen programme. In the final year, you will undertake a major project which provides a focus for your studies.

The programme has been designed specifically to provide students with the skills required to work with the latest technologies and apply current concepts in areas as diverse as social media, Internet development and e-commerce.

Graduates will develop skills which include: web design, server-side programming, client-side scripting and database development. Along with an appreciation of the important concepts of software design, usability and database administration.

Year 1 modules - MComp/BSc/HND/HNC

  • Academic & Employability Skills (10 credits)
  • Computational Thinking (10 credits)
  • Computer Architecture and Networks (20 credits)
  • Information Engineering (20 credits)
  • Introduction to Scripting (10 credits)
  • Introduction to Web Development (10 credits)
  • Programming 1 (20 credits)
  • Programming 2 (10 credits)
  • Web Design and Online Marketing (10 credits)

Year 2 modules - MComp/BSc/HND

  • Application Design and Development (20 credits)
  • Cybersecurity (10 credits)
  • Database Management Systems (20 credits)
  • Enterprise and Innovation (10 credits)
  • Open Source Web Technologies (10 credits)
  • Responsive Web Programming (10 credits)
  • Web Development (20 credits)
  • Project Management (10 credits)
  • Research Methods (10 credits)

Year 3 modules - MComp/BSc

  • Major Project (40 credits)
  • Advanced Web Development (20 credits)
  • Big Data and Emerging Web Technologies (20 credits)
  • Mobile Application Development (20 credits)
  • Virtual Environments and Virtual Reality or Usability Engineering (20 credits)

Year 4 modules - MComp

Integrated Masters: MComp Web Development is a four-year fully-funded undergraduate programme, leading to a Masters-level qualification. You would be expected to join employers on a fast track to management by learning specialist skills in 

  • Data Security (20 credits)
  • Leadership and Management (20 credits)
  • Marketing and Web Analytics (20 credits)
  • Group Project (60 credits)

Foundation Year entry is also available. Please see: Foundation Year for Computing and Electronics We also have "Year In Industry" options.

This British Computer Society (BCS) accredited degree scheme is designed to produce suitably equipped graduates to work in the rapidly expanding web and mobile computing industry within the UK.

The programme includes the traditional concepts, principles and techniques of web design, server-side programming, client-side scripting and database development. Along with an appreciation of the important concepts of software design, usability and database administration.

Through our industrial links we have also developed a programme structure to provide students with the latest skills along with an appreciation of the demands of industry. This course contributes fully to the academic requirements for graduates to register for the status of Chartered IT Professional (CITP).

Applicants to this programme are numerate and logically-minded, and it is likely that they will have previously studied science, maths or information and communication technology. Such students will seek more specialised, programming, web design and development. They would learn in-depth, a range of concepts: web design, server-side programming, client-side scripting and database development.

The School of Applied Computing aims to produce graduates that help shape the future of software engineering. The course content is contemporary and shaped for employability through close links with local and national employers.

Students are assessed through a combination of worksheets, practicals, presentations, projects and examinations.  Module assessment is often by assignment, or assignment and examination. The final mark for some modules may include one or more pieces of course work set and completed during the module. Project work is assessed by written report and presentation.

Students are encouraged to use our links with Software Alliance Wales and Go Wales to work on commercial schemes for their Major Project module.  Go Wales provides the opportunity of paid work placements with local businesses.

MComp Computing (Web Development) - Four Years Full-Time - UCAS CODE: 258R

120 UCAS tariff points (previously 300) to include:

Two C grades at A-Level/AVCE; or 
BTEC National Diploma grades Merit, Pass, Pass; or 
BTEC National Certificate grades Merit, Merit; or 
NVQ Level 3 - Pass

Subjects at Advanced Level should include Computing, ICT, Maths, Science or similar.
GCSE Maths Grade 4 (previously C) or above is preferred.

BSc Computing (Web Development) - Three Years Full-Time - UCAS CODE: 979S

104 UCAS tariff points (previously 260) to include:

Two C grades at A-Level/AVCE; or
BTEC National Diploma grades Pass, Pass, Pass; or
BTEC National Certificate grades Merit, Pass; or
NVQ Level 3 - Pass

Subjects at Advanced Level should include ICT, Computing, Maths, Physics or similar.

GCSE Maths Grade 4 (previously C) or above is preferred.

HND Computing (Web Development) - Two Years Full-Time - UCAS CODE: 923T

48 UCAS tariff points (previously 120) to include:

A C grade at A-Level/AVCE; or
BTEC National Diploma/Certificate/Award - Pass; or
NVQ Level 3 - Pass.

Subjects at Advanced Level should include Maths, ICT, Physics or similar.
GCSE Maths Grade 4 (previously C) or above is preferred.

HNC Computing (Web Development) - One Year Full-Time - UCAS CODE: 753H

40 UCAS tariff points (previously 100) 

Grades are important; however, our offers are not solely based on academic results. We are interested in creative people that demonstrate a strong commitment to their chosen subject area and therefore we welcome applications from individuals from a wide range of backgrounds. To assess student suitability for their chosen course we normally arrange interviews for all applicants at which your skills, achievements and life experience will be considered as well as your qualifications. 

Typical International Baccalaureate Offer:

Please contact the for more information.


Applications from those offering alternative qualifications are welcome. Please contact for more information.

Foundation Year in STEM - UCAS CODE: HR3U

Our graduates have excellent employment prospects in the computing, teaching, lecturing and ICT industry, as well as in other areas of the economy. Recent statistics show that the vast majority are following their chosen career paths within six months of graduating.

Graduates from this course have gained employment in the field of web design, web development and similar computing disciplines.

Here are some profiles of graduates from this programme and where they are now:

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UK/EU Tuition Fees

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Overseas Tuition Fees

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Bursaries and Scholarships

You may be eligible for funding to help support your study. To find out about scholarships, bursaries and other funding opportunities that are available please visit our Bursaries and Scholarships section.

It is possible to complete this programme of study without any additional costs.

Students may wish to purchase materials for modules, such as major project but this is not a requirement and will have no bearing on the final grade. 

Successful completion of the Programme offers the eligibility for registration by the British Computer Society (BCS) of Chartered IT Professional (CITP) full status.