Manchester Metropolitan University Web Development

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BSc (Hons) Web Development

About the course

Given the nature of our courses in Information and Communications, which keep abreast of, and feed into developments in industry, we regularly review, enhance and update our degree programmes. To this end, we are currently redeveloping and re-approving our existing programmes to ensure that they stay fresh, cutting-edge, and industry-linked, hence they are subject to re-approval.

Focusing on front-end development, you will study theoretical and practical aspects of how websites work and how they look. HTML, CSS and scripting are at the heart of front-end or what is also known as ‘client-side’ development. We will provide grounding in these core skills
and encourage you to build portfolios of your work, ready for the professional workplace. This course prepares you for a wide range of information and web-related roles in public and private organisations.

This degree has many facets, including the study of the web design process, web usability and web accessibility. You will develop skills in digital project management and what is required to work in an agency environment. This includes how to create, manipulate and manage original images, sound and video. The course also includes an investigation into the social aspects and impacts of digital technologies. You will also learn to think about your user, how to work with a client and to work successfully in teams. This will also include the whole user experience, carrying out testing to ensure your work is ‘fit for purpose’. Guest speakers from industry, both local and internationally renowned, provide expert lectures and workshops, all of which take place in the heart of Manchester, a leading European centre for digital media.

Typical units of study may include

Year 1

The first year is a ‘qualifying’ year – its purpose is to prepare you for further study in your chosen degree route in the second and third years. We aim to ensure that, irrespective of their previous academic and practical experience, all students will finish the year with a solid basic level of knowledge, understanding and skills. In Year One, students also develop inter-personal skills as part of the process of becoming effective independent learners. A significant benefit of the common first year is that on its successful completion, students can be considered for the alternative routes in the department if they so wish.

Year 2

In Year 2, you will study four core units, Developing Infocomms Projects, Creative Digital Media Productions, Web Site Development and Web Languages.

You can also continue to study a foreign language. Visit UNIWIDE for more information.

Year 3

In Year 3, units cover Digital Assets Management, User Experience Design, Systems Thinking and Organisational Resources and Web Development Portfolio.

You can also continue to study a foreign language. Visit UNIWIDE for more information.