|Study location||United Kingdom, Southampton (Highfield campus)|
|Type||Master courses, full-time|
|Nominal duration||1 year|
|Tuition fee||£19,570 per year|
Undergraduate diploma (or higher)
Upper second-class honours degree or higher (or equivalent) in any of computer science, information technology, mathematics, a social science or the humanities
The entry qualification documents are accepted in any language
IELTS: 6.5 (with a minimum of 6.0 in each band)
At least 2 reference(s) must be provided.
Develop the skills to enable you to analyse the impact of the web on business, government, law and science itself.
Web Science uses multidisciplinary techniques to explore the impact of the web on all aspects of human society, from the individual right through to national and global scales.
This programme addresses two aspects of the web:
engineering techniques and technologies that are used to build it
analytical techniques from economics, psychology, law and sociology that are used to understand how it is changing society
Since the inception of the web, there have been two major developments: social and collaborative applications, and the semantic web. You will explore these through core modules, web technology and your own social and collaborative websites.
You will have the opportunity to study web technologies, such as data and knowledge representations, e-business, agents and information system design, in the context of economic theory, legal practice, linguistic analysis and sociological evaluation.
The programme has been designed to maximise student choice by allowing you to tailor the structure to suit your own interests. You can choose areas that reflect your personal interests and work on an individual project. You will however, also take a number of compulsory modules to ensure you are exposed to key topics in all areas.
This programme provides an excellent platform for further research in either industry, the digital economy or academia.
Graduates from our MSc programme are employed worldwide in leading companies at the forefront of technology. ECS runs a dedicated careers hub which is affiliated with over 100 renowned companies like IBM, ARM, Microsoft Research, Imagination Technologies, Nvidia, Samsung and Google to name a few. Visit our careers hub for more information.