BSc

Web Development

Web Development, at Aberystwyth University, focuses on the Internet and its implications and applications for organisations.

The Internet is of central importance to the strategies of many large organisations, and there is a great need for people who understand networks and who can also construct effective internet solutions.

This requires building websites to professional standards. The engineering of such systems involves considering the needs of users and the needs of the organisation and creating a professional response based on understanding of the relevant technologies. You will get to explore these in a supportive learning environment.

Overview

Why study Web Development?

  • Employability embedded in the structure of this degree
  • Access to dedicated Linux and Mac OS X laboratories and central servers
  • Taught by lecturers who have close links with  industry, so you can be confident that you will be learning the very latest concepts and working with cutting edge technologies
  • If you're interested in undertaking an additional year of industrial work experience, then our sister course H603 will interest you
Our Staff

The majority of teaching staff at the Institute of Biological, Environmental and Rural Sciences are qualified to PhD level and are research active. Vocational courses also have staff whose background lies within industry.  The Institute has a large number of research only staff with whom students may have contact.

Almost all of the Department of Computer Science lecturers are qualified to PhD level, and those who are not have considerable research or industrial experience. All new lecturers are required to obtain the PGCTHE, and hence are Senior Fellows or Fellows of the Higher Education Academy. The department also employs a number of part time demonstrators and tutors and some student demonstrators, who are selected from our undergraduate and postgraduate students. Research fellows and research assistants (mostly PhD qualified) may also be involved in delivering occasional teaching when it is appropriate.

Modules

Please note: The modules listed below are those currently intended for delivery during the next academic year and may be subject to change. They are included here to give an indication of how the course is structured.

Core

Module Name Module Code Credit Value
Modelling Persistent Data * CS27020 20
Programming for the Web CS25320 20
Software Engineering for the Web CS22220 20
System and Network Services Administration CS25820 20
Web Design and the User Experience CS22620 20

* Also available partially or entirely through the medium of Welsh

Employability

Our degree prepares you for a variety of careers:

  • Communications and networking
  • Computer applications
  • Web development
  • IT consultancy and management
  • Systems analysis and development
  • Computer sales and marketing
  • Education.

What skills do I acquire from this degree?

Employability skills are the core values of our degree.

As part of your degree you will be required to take part in a first year residential weekend where you and other students will have to work in teams to solve problems.

This activity will encourage and improve:

  • Communication skills
  • Analytical skills
  • Time management
  • Working independently and as part of a team
  • Organisation skills
  • Implementation skills
  • Research skills
  • Technical skills.

Learning & Teaching

What will I learn?

The breakdown below will provide you with an illustration of what you may study during the three year degree scheme.

In your first year you may be introduced to:

  • Fundamental concepts and tools of Computer Science such as programming, algorithms, problems and solutions
  • Computer Infrastructure
  • Web development tools
  • Mathematics for computer scientists.

In your second year you may explore topics such as: 

  • Web programming and software engineering
  • Systems administration
  • Databases
  • Web design & along with various other electives.

In your final year, you will undertake:

  • E-commerce
  • Development processes, techniques and technologies for constructing real operational software
  • Individual project, where you will develop a piece of software in an area of particular interest to you
  • A range of further electives to specialise in areas of your choice.

How will I be taught?

  • Our enthusiastic staff will teach you through the medium of lectures, seminars, tutorials, practicals and individual/ group based project work.
  • You will be assessed through a combination of coursework, practicals, projects, workshops and examinations.
  • You will be assigned a personal tutor throughout your degree course, who will help you with any problems or queries, whether these are academic-related or personal issues. You should feel free to contact them at any time for help and advice.
  • You will also have the opportunity to complete a Personal Development Plan (PDP) at Aberystwyth. This is a structured process of self-appraisal, reflection, and planning, which will enable you to chart your personal, academic and professional development throughout your time at university. By recording your academic performance, and highlighting the skills you already have and those you will need for future employability, the PDP portfolio will equip you with the necessary tools to plan effectively, develop successful approaches to study, and consider your future career options and aspirations.

Typical Entry Requirements

UCAS Tariff 120 - 96

A Levels BBB-CCC

GCSE requirements (minimum grade C/4):
English or Welsh and Mathematics

BTEC National Diploma:
DDM-MMM

International Baccalaureate:
30-26

European Baccalaureate:
75%-65% overall

English Language Requirements:
See our Undergraduate English Language Requirements for this course. Pre-sessional English Programmes are also available for students who do not meet our English Language Requirements.

Country Specific Entry Requirements:
International students whose qualification is not listed on this page, can check our Country Specific Entry Requirements for further information.

The University welcomes applications from students studying the Access to Higher Education Diploma. Our inclusive admissions policy values breadth as well as depth of study. Applicants are selected on their own individual merits, and offers can vary. If you are studying a qualification not listed on this page, please get in touch with the Undergraduate Admissions Office for further advice. For further information, contact ug-admissions@aber.ac.uk

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