• Application Deadline
  • 12 months


  • Gain a thorough understanding of how software is developed for open (Android and Java ME) mobile device architectures
  • Produce pioneering applications that can be downloaded across the world
  • Explore how mobile applications can be harnessed to help businesses boost their competitive advantage and efficiency
  • Learn how to translate your ideas into commercial reality with a focus on high quality design, development and marketing of a final product
  • Research exciting new areas of mobile technologies, tools and techniques so that you can spearhead advances in a specialist area of your choice
  • Study in our state-of-the-art computing facilities
  • Prepare not only for a successful career in software development but also for further research leading to a PhD


The MSc Mobile App Development at University of Derby paves the way for you to pursue a variety of careers including designing, developing, porting or maintaining mobile device software. With the additional focus this course places on entrepreneurship, you will be in an ideal position to either head a department or set up your own business.

There are many applications that will benefit small, medium and large companies that are yet to be written (or ported) for the mobile device. As the explosion in apps for Android platforms continues, you will have the opportunity to become one of the first to market in a number of niche areas, developing your own successful business.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Mobile Software Design and Architecture
  • Emerging Architectures and Security
  • Studying at Masters Level and Research Methods
  • Mobile Software Development
  • Mobile and Client-Side User Experience
  • Entrepreneurial Management

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    • Full-time duration 12 months
    • Average part-time duration 36 months
  • Credits
    180 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

    Schedule IELTS

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: Lower Second Class

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Lower Second Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

You will need an appropriate honours degree (at least 2.2) or equivalent qualifications/experience in a computing discipline.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    13500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13500 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
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UK/EU fee: £630 per 20 credits


  • We have a range of scholarships and discounts available to students from outside the European Union (EU) and European Economic Area (EEA).
  • We award scholarships based on your application to study; there is no separate form to complete. All applications from eligible students will be considered for a scholarship by our international admissions team. We will notify you of your scholarship when we make you an offer, and apply your discount to your remaining fees.
  • You must be applying for a full-time degree and applications for postgraduate research, online studies, foundation and pre-sessional language programmes are not eligible for a discount or scholarship.

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