Web Development PGCert

Key information

Duration:
8 months part time
Start date:
February 2019
Apply by:
January 2019

Web commercialisation means an increased demand for skilled web developers.

Our course is for you if you don’t have experience of computer programming – you’ll gain key skills in web development.

You’ll learn about the fundamentals of web development – from authoring interactive websites using technologies such as HTML5 and CSS through to the implementation of fully functional, client-server web applications such as a blogging platform or messaging service.

Why choose this course?

  • Benefit from our successful business collaborations – our courses are informed by industry.
  • Work in an intellectually stimulating environment with research ranging from computer science to digital media to e-business.
  • Ranked as one of the top UK universities for research in computing in the most recent Research Excellence Framework (2014 REF), all aspects of our research environment were classified as either world leading or internationally excellent.

Entry requirements

Degree requirements

You should normally have a lower second-class (2.2) undergraduate honours degree or above.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification can be in any subject. You can also apply for the course if you don’t have the academic qualifications required, but can show evidence of relevant experience or other professional qualifications. You should be numerate and a proficient computer user.

Please select your country from the list.

Argentina

Degree requirements

Licenciado/Titulo with a final mark of 6.0-7.0 depending on your university.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification can be in any subject. You can also apply for the course if you don’t have the academic qualifications required, but can show evidence of relevant experience or other professional qualifications. You should be numerate and a proficient computer user.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Australia

Degree requirements

Bachelors degree with second-class lower division.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification can be in any subject. You can also apply for the course if you don’t have the academic qualifications required, but can show evidence of relevant experience or other professional qualifications. You should be numerate and a proficient computer user.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Azerbaijan

Degree requirements

Magistr or Specialist Diploma with a minimum average mark of at least 4 or 81%

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification can be in any subject. You can also apply for the course if you don’t have the academic qualifications required, but can show evidence of relevant experience or other professional qualifications. You should be numerate and a proficient computer user.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Bahrain

Degree requirements

Bachelors degree with CGPA 2.5/4.0 (Grade C+).

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification can be in any subject. You can also apply for the course if you don’t have the academic qualifications required, but can show evidence of relevant experience or other professional qualifications. You should be numerate and a proficient computer user.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Bangladesh

Degree requirements

Masters degree with CGPA of at least 3.0/4.0.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification can be in any subject. You can also apply for the course if you don’t have the academic qualifications required, but can show evidence of relevant experience or other professional qualifications. You should be numerate and a proficient computer user.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Brazil

Degree requirements

Bacharel, Licenciado or professional title with a final mark of at least 7.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification can be in any subject. You can also apply for the course if you don’t have the academic qualifications required, but can show evidence of relevant experience or other professional qualifications. You should be numerate and a proficient computer user.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Brunei

Degree requirements

Bachelors (Honours) degree with GPA 3.5/5.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification can be in any subject. You can also apply for the course if you don’t have the academic qualifications required, but can show evidence of relevant experience or other professional qualifications. You should be numerate and a proficient computer user.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Canada

Degree requirements

Bachelors degree with CGPA 3.0/4.0 (grade B).

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification can be in any subject. You can also apply for the course if you don’t have the academic qualifications required, but can show evidence of relevant experience or other professional qualifications. You should be numerate and a proficient computer user.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Chile

Degree requirements

Licenciado with a final mark of 4.5-5.0/7 depending on your university.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification can be in any subject. You can also apply for the course if you don’t have the academic qualifications required, but can show evidence of relevant experience or other professional qualifications. You should be numerate and a proficient computer user.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

China

Degree requirements

Bachelors degree from a leading university with overall mark of 65%-80% depending on your university.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification can be in any subject. You can also apply for the course if you don’t have the academic qualifications required, but can show evidence of relevant experience or other professional qualifications. You should be numerate and a proficient computer user.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Colombia

Degree requirements

Licenciado with ‘Acreditacion de alta calidad’ and a GPA of 3.0.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification can be in any subject. You can also apply for the course if you don’t have the academic qualifications required, but can show evidence of relevant experience or other professional qualifications. You should be numerate and a proficient computer user.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Cyprus

Degree requirements

Bachelors degree or Ptychion with a final mark of at least 6.5.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification can be in any subject. You can also apply for the course if you don’t have the academic qualifications required, but can show evidence of relevant experience or other professional qualifications. You should be numerate and a proficient computer user.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Ecuador

Degree requirements

Licenciado with a final mark of at least 15/20.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification can be in any subject. You can also apply for the course if you don’t have the academic qualifications required, but can show evidence of relevant experience or other professional qualifications. You should be numerate and a proficient computer user.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Egypt

Degree requirements

Bachelors degree from a university with an overall grade of 70%

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification can be in any subject. You can also apply for the course if you don’t have the academic qualifications required, but can show evidence of relevant experience or other professional qualifications. You should be numerate and a proficient computer user.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

France

Degree requirements

Licence with mention assez bien or Maîtrise with final mark of at least 12.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification can be in any subject. You can also apply for the course if you don’t have the academic qualifications required, but can show evidence of relevant experience or other professional qualifications. You should be numerate and a proficient computer user.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Germany

Degree requirements

Bachelors degree or Magister Artium with a final mark of 2.7 or better.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification can be in any subject. You can also apply for the course if you don’t have the academic qualifications required, but can show evidence of relevant experience or other professional qualifications. You should be numerate and a proficient computer user.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Ghana

Degree requirements

Bachelors degree from a public university with second-class lower division.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification can be in any subject. You can also apply for the course if you don’t have the academic qualifications required, but can show evidence of relevant experience or other professional qualifications. You should be numerate and a proficient computer user.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Greece

Degree requirements

Ptychion from an AEI with a final mark of at least 6.5.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification can be in any subject. You can also apply for the course if you don’t have the academic qualifications required, but can show evidence of relevant experience or other professional qualifications. You should be numerate and a proficient computer user.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Hong Kong

Degree requirements

Bachelors (Honours) degree with second-class lower division.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification can be in any subject. You can also apply for the course if you don’t have the academic qualifications required, but can show evidence of relevant experience or other professional qualifications. You should be numerate and a proficient computer user.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

India

Degree requirements

Bachelors degree from a leading institution with overall mark of 50-65% depending on your university.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification can be in any subject. You can also apply for the course if you don’t have the academic qualifications required, but can show evidence of relevant experience or other professional qualifications. You should be numerate and a proficient computer user.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Indonesia

Degree requirements

Bachelors degree with GPA 3.0/4.0.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification can be in any subject. You can also apply for the course if you don’t have the academic qualifications required, but can show evidence of relevant experience or other professional qualifications. You should be numerate and a proficient computer user.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Iran

Degree requirements

Bachelors degree (Licence or Karshenasi) with a final mark of at least 14.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification can be in any subject. You can also apply for the course if you don’t have the academic qualifications required, but can show evidence of relevant experience or other professional qualifications. You should be numerate and a proficient computer user.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Italy

Degree requirements

Diploma di Laurea with an overall mark of at least 101.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification can be in any subject. You can also apply for the course if you don’t have the academic qualifications required, but can show evidence of relevant experience or other professional qualifications. You should be numerate and a proficient computer user.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Japan

Degree requirements

Bachelors degree with a minimum C/GPA of at least 3.0/4.0 or equivalent.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification can be in any subject. You can also apply for the course if you don’t have the academic qualifications required, but can show evidence of relevant experience or other professional qualifications. You should be numerate and a proficient computer user.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Jordan

Degree requirements

Bachelors degree with CGPA of at least 2.8/4.0.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification can be in any subject. You can also apply for the course if you don’t have the academic qualifications required, but can show evidence of relevant experience or other professional qualifications. You should be numerate and a proficient computer user.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Kazakhstan

Degree requirements

Bachelors degree with an overall mark of 3.75 or better (on a scale of 1-5)/GPA 2,67.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification can be in any subject. You can also apply for the course if you don’t have the academic qualifications required, but can show evidence of relevant experience or other professional qualifications. You should be numerate and a proficient computer user.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Kenya

Degree requirements

Bachelors (Honours) degree with second-class lower division.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification can be in any subject. You can also apply for the course if you don’t have the academic qualifications required, but can show evidence of relevant experience or other professional qualifications. You should be numerate and a proficient computer user.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Kuwait

Degree requirements

Bachelors degree with CGPA of at least 2.8/4.0 or B.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification can be in any subject. You can also apply for the course if you don’t have the academic qualifications required, but can show evidence of relevant experience or other professional qualifications. You should be numerate and a proficient computer user.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Lebanon

Degree requirements

Bachelors degree with CGPA 3.0/4.0 or 13/20.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification can be in any subject. You can also apply for the course if you don’t have the academic qualifications required, but can show evidence of relevant experience or other professional qualifications. You should be numerate and a proficient computer user.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Malawi

Degree requirements

Masters degree, depending on your university.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification can be in any subject. You can also apply for the course if you don’t have the academic qualifications required, but can show evidence of relevant experience or other professional qualifications. You should be numerate and a proficient computer user.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Malaysia

Degree requirements

Bachelors degree with CGPA of at least 3.0/4.0 or B.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification can be in any subject. You can also apply for the course if you don’t have the academic qualifications required, but can show evidence of relevant experience or other professional qualifications. You should be numerate and a proficient computer user.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Mexico

Degree requirements

Licenciado with a final mark of at least 7.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification can be in any subject. You can also apply for the course if you don’t have the academic qualifications required, but can show evidence of relevant experience or other professional qualifications. You should be numerate and a proficient computer user.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Nepal

Degree requirements

Masters degree with overall mark of 70%

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification can be in any subject. You can also apply for the course if you don’t have the academic qualifications required, but can show evidence of relevant experience or other professional qualifications. You should be numerate and a proficient computer user.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Nigeria

Degree requirements

Bachelors degree with second-class lower division or CGPA of at least 3.0/5.0.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification can be in any subject. You can also apply for the course if you don’t have the academic qualifications required, but can show evidence of relevant experience or other professional qualifications. You should be numerate and a proficient computer user.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Norway

Degree requirements

Bachelors degree with an overall grade of C.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification can be in any subject. You can also apply for the course if you don’t have the academic qualifications required, but can show evidence of relevant experience or other professional qualifications. You should be numerate and a proficient computer user.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Oman

Degree requirements

Bachelors degree with CGPA of at least 2.8/4.0.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification can be in any subject. You can also apply for the course if you don’t have the academic qualifications required, but can show evidence of relevant experience or other professional qualifications. You should be numerate and a proficient computer user.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Pakistan

Degree requirements

Four-year bachelors degree with overall grade of 65% or Masters with 55%

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification can be in any subject. You can also apply for the course if you don’t have the academic qualifications required, but can show evidence of relevant experience or other professional qualifications. You should be numerate and a proficient computer user.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Palestine

Degree requirements

Bachelors degree with GPA of at least 3.0/4.0 or B.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification can be in any subject. You can also apply for the course if you don’t have the academic qualifications required, but can show evidence of relevant experience or other professional qualifications. You should be numerate and a proficient computer user.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Paraguay

Degree requirements

Bachelors with a final mark of at least 7/10.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification can be in any subject. You can also apply for the course if you don’t have the academic qualifications required, but can show evidence of relevant experience or other professional qualifications. You should be numerate and a proficient computer user.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Peru

Degree requirements

Licenciado with a final mark of 12/20 depending on your university.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification can be in any subject. You can also apply for the course if you don’t have the academic qualifications required, but can show evidence of relevant experience or other professional qualifications. You should be numerate and a proficient computer user.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Philippines

Degree requirements

Masters degree with 'very good' overall, or equivalent depending on your university.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification can be in any subject. You can also apply for the course if you don’t have the academic qualifications required, but can show evidence of relevant experience or other professional qualifications. You should be numerate and a proficient computer user.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Qatar

Degree requirements

Bachelors degree with an overall CPGA of at least 2.8 (on a scale of 4).

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification can be in any subject. You can also apply for the course if you don’t have the academic qualifications required, but can show evidence of relevant experience or other professional qualifications. You should be numerate and a proficient computer user.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Russia

Degree requirements

Magistr or Specialist Diploma with a minimum average mark of at least 4.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification can be in any subject. You can also apply for the course if you don’t have the academic qualifications required, but can show evidence of relevant experience or other professional qualifications. You should be numerate and a proficient computer user.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Saudi Arabia

Degree requirements

Bachelors degree with a CGPA 3.0/5.0 or 2.8/4.0.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification can be in any subject. You can also apply for the course if you don’t have the academic qualifications required, but can show evidence of relevant experience or other professional qualifications. You should be numerate and a proficient computer user.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Singapore

Degree requirements

Bachelors (Honours) degree with second-class lower division or CAP 3.5.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification can be in any subject. You can also apply for the course if you don’t have the academic qualifications required, but can show evidence of relevant experience or other professional qualifications. You should be numerate and a proficient computer user.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

South Africa

Degree requirements

Bachelors (honours) degree with second-class division 2.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification can be in any subject. You can also apply for the course if you don’t have the academic qualifications required, but can show evidence of relevant experience or other professional qualifications. You should be numerate and a proficient computer user.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

South Korea

Degree requirements

Bachelors degree from a leading university with CGPA of at least 3.0/4.0 or B.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification can be in any subject. You can also apply for the course if you don’t have the academic qualifications required, but can show evidence of relevant experience or other professional qualifications. You should be numerate and a proficient computer user.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Spain

Degree requirements

Licenciado with a final mark of at least 2/4.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification can be in any subject. You can also apply for the course if you don’t have the academic qualifications required, but can show evidence of relevant experience or other professional qualifications. You should be numerate and a proficient computer user.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Sri Lanka

Degree requirements

Bachelors Special degree with lower second honours.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification can be in any subject. You can also apply for the course if you don’t have the academic qualifications required, but can show evidence of relevant experience or other professional qualifications. You should be numerate and a proficient computer user.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Switzerland

Degree requirements

Licence or Diplôme with 4.5/6 or 7/10.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification can be in any subject. You can also apply for the course if you don’t have the academic qualifications required, but can show evidence of relevant experience or other professional qualifications. You should be numerate and a proficient computer user.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Taiwan

Degree requirements

Bachelors degree with overall mark of 70%-85% depending on your university.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification can be in any subject. You can also apply for the course if you don’t have the academic qualifications required, but can show evidence of relevant experience or other professional qualifications. You should be numerate and a proficient computer user.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Thailand

Degree requirements

Bachelors degree with CGPA of at least 2.8/4.0 or equivalent.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification can be in any subject. You can also apply for the course if you don’t have the academic qualifications required, but can show evidence of relevant experience or other professional qualifications. You should be numerate and a proficient computer user.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Turkey

Degree requirements

Lisans Diplomasi with CGPA of at least 3.0/4.0 or equivalent depending on your university.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification can be in any subject. You can also apply for the course if you don’t have the academic qualifications required, but can show evidence of relevant experience or other professional qualifications. You should be numerate and a proficient computer user.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

United Arab Emirates

Degree requirements

Bachelors degree with CGPA of at least 2.8/4.0 or equivalent.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification can be in any subject. You can also apply for the course if you don’t have the academic qualifications required, but can show evidence of relevant experience or other professional qualifications. You should be numerate and a proficient computer user.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

USA

Degree requirements

Bachelors degree with CGPA 3.0/4.0 depending on your university.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification can be in any subject. You can also apply for the course if you don’t have the academic qualifications required, but can show evidence of relevant experience or other professional qualifications. You should be numerate and a proficient computer user.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Vietnam

Degree requirements

Bachelors degree (with a Graduate Thesis/research component) with CGPA of at least 3.0/4.0 or 7.0/10.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification can be in any subject. You can also apply for the course if you don’t have the academic qualifications required, but can show evidence of relevant experience or other professional qualifications. You should be numerate and a proficient computer user.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Zambia

Degree requirements

Masters degree with GPA of 2.0/2.5 or equivalent.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification can be in any subject. You can also apply for the course if you don’t have the academic qualifications required, but can show evidence of relevant experience or other professional qualifications. You should be numerate and a proficient computer user.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Zimbabwe

Degree requirements

Bachelors (Honours) degree with second-class lower division.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification can be in any subject. You can also apply for the course if you don’t have the academic qualifications required, but can show evidence of relevant experience or other professional qualifications. You should be numerate and a proficient computer user.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

My country is not listed

If your country is not listed, you need to contact us and find out the qualification level you should have for this course. Contact us at pg.enquiries@sussex.ac.uk

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification can be in any subject. You can also apply for the course if you don’t have the academic qualifications required, but can show evidence of relevant experience or other professional qualifications. You should be numerate and a proficient computer user.

English language requirements

IELTS (Academic)

Standard level (6.5 overall, including at least 6.0 in each component).

Check your IELTS qualification meets all of our entry requirements and find out more about IELTS

Alternative English language qualifications

Proficiency tests

Cambridge Advanced Certificate in English (CAE)

For tests taken before January 2015: grade B or above.

For tests taken after January 2015: 176 overall, including at least 169 in each skill

We would normally expect the CAE test to have been taken within two years before the start of your course.

You cannot combine scores from more than one sitting of the test. Find out more about Cambridge English: Advanced

Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE)

For tests taken before January 2015: grade C or above.

For tests taken after January 2015: 176 overall, including at least 169 in each skill.

We would normally expect the CPE test to have been taken within two years before the start of your course.

You cannot combine scores from more than one sitting of the test. Find out more about Cambridge English: Proficiency

Pearson (PTE Academic)

62 overall, including at least 56 in all four skills.

PTE (Academic) scores are valid for two years from the test date. Your score must be valid when you begin your Sussex course. You cannot combine scores from more than one sitting of the test. Find out more about Pearson (PTE Academic)

TOEFL (iBT)

88 overall, including at least 20 in Listening, 19 in Reading, 21 in Speaking, 23 in Writing.

TOEFL (iBT) scores are valid for two years from the test date. Your score must be valid when you begin your Sussex course. You cannot combine scores from more than one sitting of the test. Find out more about TOEFL (iBT)

The TOEFL Institution Code for the University of Sussex is 9166.

English language qualifications

AS/A-level (GCE)

Grade C or above in English Language.

Hong Kong Advanced Level Examination (HKALE)/ AS or A Level: grade C or above in Use of English.

French Baccalaureat

A score of 12 or above in English.

GCE O-level

Grade C or above in English.

Brunei/Cambridge GCE O-level in English: grades 1-6.

Singapore/Cambridge GCE O-level in English: grades 1-6.

GCSE or IGCSE

Grade C or above in English as a First Language.

Grade B or above in English as a Second Language.

German Abitur

A score of 12 or above in English.

Ghana Senior Secondary School Certificate

If awarded before 1993: grades 1-6 in English language.

If awarded between 1993 and 2005: grades A-D in English language.

Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE)

 Level 4, including at least 3 in each component in English Language.

Indian School Certificate (Standard XII)

The Indian School Certificate is accepted at the grades below when awarded by the following examination boards:

Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) – English Core only: 70%

Council for Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE) - English: 70% 

International Baccalaureate Diploma (IB)

English A or English B at grade 5 or above.

Irish Leaving Certificate

Grade C (Honours) or above in English.

Malaysian Certificate of Education (SPM) 119/GCE O-level

If taken before the end of 2008: grades 1-5 in English Language.

If taken from 2009 onwards: grade C or above in English Language.

The qualification must be jointly awarded by the University of Cambridge Local Examinations Syndicate (UCLES).

West African Senior School Certificate

Grades 1-6 in English language when awarded by the West African Examinations Council (WAEC) or the National Examinations Council (NECO).

English language support

If you don’t meet the English language requirements for your degree, you may be able to take a pre-sessional course.

Visas and immigration

This part-time course is not open to students who need a Tier 4 visa to study in the UK as the visa only allows study on full-time courses.

Find out how to apply for a student visa

Admissions information for applicants

How to apply

Applications are submitted via a special form rather than by the postgraduate online application system. You can apply from early October 2018 - please return to this page then. 

Personal statementYes

A personal statement is a piece of writing that you submit as part of your application. It should show us that you are the right person for Sussex by telling us why you want to study your course. 

Find out how to write a personal statement

If your qualifications aren’t listed or you have a question about entry requirements, email pg.enquiries@sussex.ac.uk

Application deadlines

January 2019

Course details

How will I study?

The course runs from January to September on a part-time basis, with teaching on two evenings a week. It is suitable for people in employment or with other daytime commitments.

Recommended preparatory reading

Modules

Core modules

Core modules are taken by all students on the course. They give you a solid grounding in your chosen subject and prepare you to explore the topics that interest you most.

Please note

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Our experts

Dr Grecia Garcia Garcia

Research Fellow

Research interests

Cognitive Science, External Representations, Interactive Learning Environments, Technology Enhanced Learning, Usability

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Dr Chris Thornton

Dr Chris Thornton

Lecturer in Computing Science

Research interests

Information Theory, Predictive Processing, Theoretical Cognitive Science

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Course enquiries

+44 (0)1273 678195
enquiries@enginf.sussex.ac.uk

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Fees and scholarships

How much does it cost?

Fees

UK/EU students:
£3,150 per year
Channel Islands and Isle of Man students:
£3,150 per year
International students:
£5,075 per year

Note that your fees may be subject to an increase on an annual basis.

Living costs

Find out typical living costs for studying at Sussex

How can I fund my course?

Scholarships

Our aim is to ensure that every student who wants to study with us is able to despite financial barriers, so that we continue to attract talented and unique individuals.

Scholarships for this course have yet to be confirmed. Please check back later in the year.

How Masters scholarships make studying more affordable

Working while you study

Our Careers and Employability Centre can help you find part-time work while you study. Find out more about career development and part-time work

Careers

On graduation, you’ll have the knowledge and skills for work in web-development positions in a variety of organisations and businesses. You’ll be prepared for roles that require an understanding of:

  • the tools and platforms used in web development
  • the different technologies required for developing modern web applications and services.

Graduate destinations

92% of students from the School of Engineering and Informatics were in work or further study six months after graduating. Recent Informatics students have gone on to jobs including:

  • games lab manager, Ubisoft
  • front end developer, Brandwatch
  • UX designer, American Express.

(EPI, Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education Survey 2015 for postgraduates)

Fundamentals of Web Development

  • 15 credits
  • Spring Teaching, Year 1 credits

This module introduces client-side web development, covering fundamental web technologies including HTML, CSS and Javascript. You will also learn to use software libraries such as JQuery to support scripting of interactive web sites.

You will develop an understanding of the principles of computing and Internet technologies as they relate to web development, and the main concepts and technologies behind network-based media, including image formats and web-based video.

At a practical level, in laboratory sessions, you will work with the markup language HTML (version 5) and will learn how to use this to build web pages. You will learn how CSS can be used to style HTML, how JavaScript can be used to customise the interaction of a client-side web site, and how to use facilities provided by software libraries in web development.

At the end of the module, you will be able to create fully functional client-side interactive websites, and will be in a position to extrapolate from their learning to larger web implementations.

Human-Computer Interaction (Spring term)

  • 15 credits
  • Spring Teaching, Year 1 credits

Human-computer interaction (HCI) is concerned with designing, evaluating and deploying usable, effective and enjoyable technologies in a range of contexts. The aim of this module is to give you an introduction to the key areas, approaches and developments in the field. Topics include principles of design, methods for evaluating interfaces with or without user involvement, and techniques for prototyping and implementing graphical user interfaces.

Ultimately you will be a reflective practitioner, able to understand the 'tools' you have in your user-centred design toolkit and to think constructively and analytically about the best uses, limitations and implications of using these tools to design and evaluate interactive technologies.

Client-Server Web Development

  • 15 credits
  • Summer Teaching, Year 1 credits

This module introduces client-server web development exploring server-side technologies (including programming and database connectivity) and client-server communication with technologies such as AJAX. The module will be based on a common client-server web stack (such as LAMP (Linux Apache MySQL PHP)) and will enable the student to develop a good understanding of the technologies and workflows commonly used in modern client-server web development.

Practically, you will learn about developing applications that are executed on a web server and that have connectivity to persistent store in the form of a database. You will use these server-based applications to generate client-side web experiences. Furthermore, the client-side software will communicate with the server to provide live updating via AJAX.

By the end of the module, you will be able to develop fully functional client-server web applications – such as a blogging platform or a messaging service.

Object Oriented Programming (Summer term)

  • 15 credits
  • Summer Teaching, Year 1 credits

The aim of this module is to introduce you to Object-Oriented Programming, and in particular to understanding, writing, modifying, debugging and assessing the design quality of simple Java applications at the beginners level.

The module does not assume any previous programming experience in Java, however general IT skills and previous experience with non-object oriented applications such as MATLAB, Visual Basic or other scripting languages may be helpful.

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