Mobile Device Application Development MSc
  • This course is aimed at confident programmers.

  • This course will enable you to design, develop and publish apps on the most popular platforms: Android (Java), iOS (Objective-C) and Windows Phone (C#).

  • Research further into an area of mobile development which interests you via the Dissertation .

  • Start in September or January

This award is aimed at graduates of Computing-related degrees who want to develop the key skills needed to create applications for phones, tablets, and other mobile devices. As well as downloadable applications for the consumer market, you will learn to create mobile clients for larger computer systems.

This is a part-time, distance learning award - you can also study Mobile Device Application Development full-time on campus.

Part-time fees

Fees for part-time study are pro-rata to that paid for full-time study. This means that regardless of whether you choose part-time or full-time study, you pay broadly the same amount for the course you choose to undertake.

The duration of the course and the fees you are charged each year or semester are determined by the speed at which you wish to progress through the course. This is called the 'intensity of study'. So if you choose to study at half the rate of a full-time student, you'd pay half the full-time course fees each year, and take twice as long to complete your course compared to full-time. If you choose to study at a different intensity this will alter the duration and fee payment rate. If you would like to discuss what this means to you then please get in touch with our Enquiries Team.

Course content

You need to be an experienced programmer before you start. Core modules on the award will teach you the programming and software engineering skills needed to develop and publish applications on three of the most popular mobile platforms: Android (Java), iOS (Objective-C) and Windows Phone (C#).


You will also study the design aspects of mobile systems, from user interface design to the design of enterprise systems which incorporate mobility.
You will undertake an MSc dissertation which will involve researching and demonstrating advanced techniques in mobile application development.


Core modules

  • COSE70640 Enterprise Mobility
  • COSE70613 Android Application Development
  • COSE70604 Advanced Android Application Development
  • COSE70608 Location Aware Mobile Application Development
  • COSE70605 Application Development for iOS Devices
  • COIS71014 Professional Development
  • COIS71038 Research Methods
  • MSc Dissertation
  • Plus one option from a selection of Masters-level Computing modules

A typical program of study might be:

September start
Year 1 Semester 1 Professional Development; Android Application Development
Year 1 Semester 2 Location Aware Mobile Application Development; Advanced Android Application Development
Year 2 Semester 1 Enterprise Mobility; Research Methods
Year 2 Semester 2 Application Development for iOS Devices; Option
Dissertation

MSc Award
January, September Start
Part-time, Distance Study Mode
4 years Duration

Entry Requirements For This Course

Normal requirements are at least a UK second class honours degree or equivalent in a related computing discipline.

If you do not meet the above but have significant appropriate experience, your application will be considered, provided that you satisfy the University that you are capable of responding to the challenge of postgraduate work.
If your first language is not English, you will need to demonstrate that you are fluent enough to cope with the course. A minimum score of IELTS 6 or TOEFL 550 (213 computer-based) is normally required.

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