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MSc/MRes Web Applications Development

Course Description

Students take 2 blocks of taught modules plus project for MSc; 1 block plus more substantial project for MRes; block 1: business systems analysis; computer systems and networks; programming for web applications; information security management; personal and professional skills; block 2: distributed web technologies; application design and development; applications of security; legal aspects of information systems; system security; research skills; plus project.

This programme addresses leading-edge issues in both web-based development and systems security to provide a suitable skills set for the future software engineering environment.

The world wide web is changing the way software can be developed. In particular the development of large-scale distributed software systems to fulfil complex organisational information requirements is becoming increasingly feasible. However, the technologies used move forward at a rapid pace and the big issue for IT professionals is how to keep up and how to identify the relevant technologies from the hype.

The MSc/MRes Web Applications Development deals with distributed applications implementation by providing a one-year programme that will address the leading edge in both web-based software development and distributed systems security. This provides a skills portfolio for the future software development environment.

The programme focuses upon analytical and technical skills and theoretical understanding of the concepts behind the technologies in order to produce a graduate who has highly desirable current skills and also the means to adapt in this rapidly changing environment.

It provides a breadth of issues related to the analysis, design, implementation and deployment of distributed web-based systems, and an appreciation of security issues, from both organisational and technical perspectives. As well as theoretical aspects, the programme also involves a great deal of practical work. Graduates will be able to work within organisations to provide secure, comprehensive solutions to meet complex information requirements of modern business.

Visit the MSc/MRes Web Applications Development page on the Plymouth University website for more details!

Student Profiles

Plymouth University graduates - Automatic Postgraduate Bursaries - 20+ Awards

This award is available for:Graduates of the University of Plymouth assessed as Home or EU.
Enrolled on a full-time taught postgraduate programme on which a postgraduate fee is charged and no student loan is available.
Where the student is self-funded.
Where the student is part funded/sponsored the discount will apply to the self funded element of the tuition fee only.Please note:The award is not available from postgraduate to postgraduate programmes.
The following programmes are not covered by this postgraduate discount: PGCE programmes and Graduate Diploma in Architecture.
The award of 10% off the fees is only redeemable once, within the first year of the programme.

Value of Scholarship(s)



A 10% alumni discretionary award is available in all faculties for Home and EU graduates.

Application Procedure

Automatic scholorship.Contact [email protected]

Further Information


Entry Requirements

Good degree in a computing- or business-related discipline; applicants with industrial experience in lieu of formal qualifications also considered; entry to MRes is via initial entry to MSc.

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