Our BSc Computing Web Development is a blended degree that brings elements of computing and digital media into one single package, ensuring that you are taught the technical skills of software development and delivery, as well as design elements of digital media. You’ll also have the opportunity to do an industrial placement year between Years 2 and 3, which means you can gain valuable work experience relevant to your career aspirations.
You’ll begin by being introduced to the concepts of software development and digital media. In your first year, you will develop excellent programming skills and the ability to work with existing data. Additionally, you will gain a critical understanding of digital media, and skills in image editing and developing initial prototypes of websites.
You will continue honing your software development skills throughout your degree, and you’ll also be introduced to various techniques in data analysis such as web mining and social media mining. In addition to this, you will gain a deep understanding of user experience, and what makes a positive, engaging and impactful website or mobile app for users.
After your first year of study, you’ll be able to take optional modules that are of particular interest to you and your career ambitions. These touch upon strategic digital communication, digital gaming, animation and creativity, project management and digital storytelling.
You’ll also be taught core cybersecurity skills required for modern IT practitioners, with an understanding of organisational issues related to cybersecurity. This part of the programme also provides you with the opportunity to become a Certified Ethical Hacker through the EC-Council.
Our BSc Computing Web Development course follows an active blended learning style, with some lectures replaced by workshops and seminars. This means that you’ll be in a learning environment focused on collaborative learning in the lab spaces in our state-of-the-art media centre, the Sir David Bell Building, and be immersed in an environment that you’ll experience in the IT industry.
You will graduate with an ability to work at the intersection between computing and digital media, and have the skills required in both fields to become an accomplished web or software developer.
This course offers all students the option of a one-year paid work placement, to boost their employability even further. If you choose this route, you will take the placement following year two of your course, and then return to complete your degree.