Web Computing (927G7)

15 credits, Level 7 (Masters)

Autumn teaching

In this module, you are introduced to the models and technologies used to provide Web Services (over the Internet) - in particular XML technologies.

You cover topics including:

  • XML
  • DTD
  • CSS
  • XML Schema
  • XML Transformation
  • servlets and Java APIs for parsing
  • processing documents.

The main aim of this module is to introduce you to the prevailing technologies underlying the emergence of the Web Service as a major computation model over the Internet.

Teaching and assessment

We’re currently reviewing teaching and assessment of our modules in light of the COVID-19 situation. We’ll publish the latest information as soon as possible.

Contact hours and workload

This module is approximately 150 hours of work. This breaks down into about 33 hours of contact time and about 117 hours of independent study. The University may make minor variations to the contact hours for operational reasons, including timetabling requirements.

This module is running in the academic year 2020/21. We also plan to offer it in future academic years. It may become unavailable due to staff availability, student demand or updates to our curriculum. We’ll make sure to let our applicants know of such changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.


This module is offered on the following courses: