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Web Science

University of Southampton

M.Sc.
12 months
Duration
25450 GBP/year
9250 GBP/year
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About

Web Science degree at University of Southampton uses multidisciplinary techniques to explore the impact of the web on society. You will have the opportunity to study web technologies such as data and knowledge representations, e-business, agents and information system design, economic theory, legal practice, linguistic analysis and sociological evaluation.

Overview

About:

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.

Career Opportunities

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.  

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • 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

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English

Credits

120 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
Upper Second Class

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6.5

Other requirements

General requirements

An upper second-class honours degree or higher (or equivalent) in any of computer science, information technology, mathematics, a social science or the humanities.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    25450 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 25450 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9250 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.

Funding

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