BA/BSc (Hons) Web Development


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Program Description

From traditional websites to the latest apps, you'll learn the technologies and skills you need to succeed in this fast-growing sector.

From front-end interactive design to back-end skeleton and database structures, you'll learn the key aspects of web development and programming. At the same time, you will apply and develop your skills in HTML, CSS, javascript, PHP and User Experience (UX) through hands-on training in small classes.


Through this course, you will get critical industry-related experience by learning how to create stunning mockups and wireframes by using Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator. You will also face new challenges based on industry needs, such as advanced javascript in order to develop HTML5 games.

From these firm foundations, you will explore design principles and technical solutions to online and social media marketing challenges, covering search engine optimization (SEO), web analytics and campaign management. You’ll also learn advanced topics such as Web Applications and an introduction to Mobile App development as well as developing software skills in complex graphics manipulation.

Your future in web development:

Talented web and digital developers are in constant demand with the IT, software and computer services sector enjoying record growth levels in the UK. Recent graduates have gone on to work for leading companies in the field including creative agency AnalogFolk and web solutions company Potato.

Such a wealth of opportunity may inspire you to set up on your own software or business and become one of SAE’s growing community of successful digital entrepreneurs. After spending time representing Coca-Cola, Microsoft, and BMW, SAE graduate Markus Schmeiduch launched a flying app and now works on his own forward-thinking projects, from intuitive walking sticks for the blind to sending Morse code signals through Twitter.


Web Essentials

In this module, you will learn how to create a professional and responsive website, starting from designing the layout and using Illustrator and Photoshop to create mockups. On top of this, you will start learning HTML and CSS to make your website accessible. Throughout this module, you will gain a firm foundation in best practices and industry standards as well as developing an understanding of the theoretical foundations required for professional work in the web industry.

Front-End Development

Do you want to add an interactive map to your website and change the contents dynamically? It will be easy after this module! After starting with the basics of web development and programming, we will introduce more complex principles of web design, enabling you to gain a full picture of the contemporary web technologies required for interactive web projects.

During this module, you will learn how to apply and add interactivity to your website. By learning javascript and jQuery, you will be able to learn how to detect user behavior and properly react to them with interactive solutions. On top of this, you will also become familiar with Ajax and will, therefore, know how to dynamically change your web pages according to different contexts.

Interactive Design

This module aims to develop discipline-specific knowledge and skills to more sophisticated conceptual and technical levels through the realization and evaluation of advanced web applications. During this module, students explore topics such as Java, mobile development, advanced object-oriented programming, localization, and e-learning.

Cost & Fees

SAE Institute is a private higher education provider. Funding towards tuition fees is available to UK/EU students but does not cover the whole course fee.


Tuition Fees vary according to campus and whether you are a UK/EU student or an International student.

For the London and Oxford campuses, fees are £9,000 per year for UK Students and £12,000 per year for International students.

For Liverpool, the fees are £8,000 per year for UK/EU students and £11,000 per year for International students. From September 2015, these fees will rise to £9,000 (UK/EU) and £12,000(International students) per year.

Fees at our Glasgow campus are £6,000 per year for UK/EU students and £9,000 per year for international students. From September 2015, these will rise to £7,000 per year (UK/EU) and £10,000 (international students) per year.

2 Year Degree

As our degrees are only 2 years, you save a considerable amount on both tuition fees and living expenses when compared to a traditional 3 year degree. So, you can study and graduate with a much lower level of student debt!

As Tuition Fee loan funding does not cover the whole course fee, there is a small amount that you may need to pay through your own means. We understand this is not always easy, especially when you don't have an income, which is why we have developed payment plans to spread the small difference you need to pay. If you are not eligable for funding, we have payment plans for you too.

Last updated Apr 2018

About the School

SAE Institute was founded in 1976 by Dr. Tom Misner in Sydney, Australia offering post-secondary courses in audio engineering. SAE Institute has since grown to become the world’s largest practical cre ... Read More

SAE Institute was founded in 1976 by Dr. Tom Misner in Sydney, Australia offering post-secondary courses in audio engineering. SAE Institute has since grown to become the world’s largest practical creative media educator with 54 campuses in 26 countries Read less
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