Develop the skills to enable you to analyse the impact of the web on business, government, law and science itself. The Web Science programme is delivered by University of Southampton.
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.
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 renowned companies like IBM, Arm, Microsoft Research, Imagination Technologies, Nvidia, Samsung and Google to name a few.
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- Semantic Web Technologies
- The Science of Online Social Networks
- Web Architecture
- Qualitative Research Methods for Assessing Technology
- Quantitative Methods
- Project and Dissertation - Web Science
- Foundations of Web Science
- Further Web Science
- Interdisciplinary Thinking
- Computational Thinking
- Innovation and Technology Transfer
- 12 months
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DisciplinesWeb Technologies & Cloud Computing View 172 other Masters in Web Technologies & Cloud Computing in United Kingdom
An upper second-class honours degree or higher (or equivalent) in any of computer science, information technology, mathematics, a social science or the humanities.
International25450 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 25450 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
EU/EEA9250 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 9250 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.
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