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MSc in Information and Web Technologies

Programme Overview

A specialist postgraduate degree focusing on information and web technologies. Modules cover state-of-the-art techniques in areas including the management and analysis of 'big data', and software development of information systems in cloud, mobile and web-based architectures. This degree is part of the MSc Advanced Computing Technologies programme.

For information regarding entry requirements, attendance, timetables, course content and how to apply for the programme, see MSc Advanced Computing Technologies.

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This is a specialised MSc programme of study of information and web technologies focusing on areas of expertise and research specialisation within the department. Students take a majority of their 8 modules in these areas, supplementing these with other specialist options.

Students build upon this taught curriculum through a substantial practical project in the area of one or more of the modules. Students who complete this MSc will have gained strong practical and theoretical knowledge which they will be able to use in:


The programme is a pathway within the MSc Advanced Computing Technologies programme. Once on the programme, students may choose to follow a pathway to the award of MSc Information and Web Technologies if they satisfy the following criteria.

Of the 8 taught modules taken on the programme, a minimum of 5 modules must be chosen from the following list reflecting specialisation within the the area of information and web technologies. Additionally, the project should have a main focus in the area of information and web technologies.