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BA/Bsc (Hons) Web Development

From front-end interactive design to back-end skeleton and database structures.
Campuses
Glasgow, Liverpool, London
Fees
BA/Bsc (Hons) Web Development
Domestic Fees
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Liverpool
Entire Course Fee
£9000
London
Entire Course Fee
£9000
Glasgow
Entire Course Fee
£7500
BA/Bsc (Hons) Web Development
International Fees
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Liverpool
Entire Course Fee
£13000
London
Entire Course Fee
£13000
Glasgow
Entire Course Fee
£11500
Duration(s)
2 years full-time
BA/Bsc (Hons) Web Development
Course Durations
2 years full-time
Start Date(s)
September 2022
BA/Bsc (Hons) Web Development
Start Dates
Glasgow
  • September 2022

Liverpool
  • September 2022

London
  • September 2022

Entry Requirements
BA/Bsc (Hons) Web Development
Domestic Entry Requirements
Domestic students must meet one of the following criteria:
Degree entry Offers will be made to applicants who are expected to meet, or exceed the entry requirements below, in addition to supplying a personal statement:
72 UCAS points
GCSE level A* - C in English AND Mathematics 9 - 4 (or equivalent). For students studying in Scotland this is equivalent to National 5, C grade
Personal statement
Non-standard entry routes SAE Institute will accept non-standard entry applications, which do not meet the 72 UCAS points or equivalent, and/or maths/English at level 2 or equivalent as required:
Portfolio of related work - This could include recordings, films, sketch books, a blog or any suitable medium that gives you the best opportunity to show us your creative potential.
Successful pass mark achieved via the SAE UK Maths test
Academic Essay
Further Domestic Entry Information
For more information, please look at our Domestic Entry page
Domestic Entry Requirements
BA/Bsc (Hons) Web Development
International Entry Requirements
English language requirements Students whose first language is not English will need a qualification that demonstrates competence in English, equivalent to UK GCSE (Level 2) grade 4 (c) or above. Equivalent qualifications can be accepted, where these qualifications have been verified by ENIC and are adopted widely within the UK Higher Education sector, including:
Academic IELTS (minimum 5.5 in all components and an overall score of 6.0)
www.ielts.org
Pearson Test of English (minimum 51 in all subscores)
www.pearsonpte.com
Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE) (minimum grade C)
www.cambridgeenglish.org
TOEFL (IBT) 72 overall with the following component scores: Listening – 17 Writing – 17 Speaking – 20 Reading – 18
www.ets.org/toefl
Further International Entry Information
For more information, please look at our International Entry page
International Entry Requirements

Your career in web design and development now

Learn in world class studio environments Top spec PC and Mac lab, Industry-standard software, Full access to Adobe creative suite including: Photoshop CC, Illustrator CC, Dreamweaver CC.
Practical, immersive training Practical skills are vital. Our learning approach is a blend of vocational and academic from day one.
Creative collaboration Work on projects with songwriters, designers, game developers, filmmakers and animators.
Expand your career Graduate with a portfolio, work experience, employability and entrepreneurial skills and a network of fellow creatives.

Web design and development course covers:

Front-end development Interactive design Data-base and Back-end development Online marketing Project management

Course Structure

BA/BSc Web Development is broken up into three distinct stages, each designed to develop different skills.
Trimester 1
Develop the essential technical web skills and the knowledge required to collaborate with other creative media students and professionals.
‘Web Design Fundamentals’ is the introductory module for students to learn the principles and practical tools of design for the web. Student will learn about design concepts, user experience, and visual communication, while considering how to use design fundamentals to meet specific user needs.

Students will learn the fundamentals of user-centred design and how to create iterations of their designs based on users’ feedback. Moreover, they will be able to critique User Interface Designs and propose improvements. Broader issues of copyright and intellectual property will be addressed, and students will be introduced to academic writing styles.
This module is a counterpart to Web Design Basics, in which students learn the development side of web applications through basic markup languages (HTML, CSS and others as appropriate). Web standards and responsive layout techniques will be assessed and practiced, with students analysing existing sites and working on improvements to given problems.

Industrial standards and best practices in web design and development will be introduced in this module; project management skills will also be developed.
Trimester 2
Broaden your scope to work on complex multidisciplinary projects in accordance with industry-standard practices.
‘Front-end Fundamentals’ introduces students to the basics of user interaction and front-end development for web. They will develop their programming skills with appropriate technologies to develop complex user interactions, culminating in the creation of an interactive and responsive web application.
This module is the culmination of Level 4 for Web Development students, in which they focus on developing the back-end of web applications. Students will be introduced to object-oriented programming (OOP), servers and databases, and explore the interrelationship between back-end and front-end. They will also develop their presentation skills for pitching concepts and project ideas.
Trimester 3
Trimester 3 introduces you to a professional working environment where you will undertake a number of prescribed project briefs using a project based ‘creative studio’ approach.
The aims of this term are to enable students to become familiar with server-side programming techniques and database setups in preparation for future practical projects and related activities. It further enables students to perform Front-end and Back-end communication in order to create dynamic web apps. Students will be introduced to object-oriented programming (OOP), servers and databases, and explore the interrelationship between back-end and front-end.
Back-end development technology
Server-side programming languages
Database setups
Front-end and Back-end communication
OOP
Back-end development technology
Server-side programming languages
Database setups
Front-end and Back-end communication
OOP
Create a dynamic website/web app
Using online web hosting
Trimester 4
In this trimester, you will develop an understanding of professional workflows for environment creation and real-time web development.
The focus of this term is to provide students with an understanding of online and social
media marketing and its place and importance in successful web campaigns using
SEO and market analysis as tools for better product placement. It introduces
students to current techniques, platforms, tools, principles, and practices for
efficient online and social media marketing concerning SEO and Market Analysis.
It also give the student the opportunity to understand the Project Management skills that are
necessary to lead a team.
Apply online marketing and social media techniques and embed platforms and applications to maximise effort of target-group-oriented end-products;
Optimise pages for search engines and promotion;
Employ e-commerce CMS-Systems;
Integrate project management, time management and leadership skills with a variety of software-based tools.
Apply online marketing and social media techniques and embed platforms and applications to maximise effort of target-group-oriented end-products;
Optimise pages for search engines and promotion;
Employ e-commerce CMS-Systems;
Integrate project management, time management and leadership skills with a variety of software-based tools.

Online Marketing Project
Trimester 5
This trimester provides opportunities to identify areas of professional interest and develop a deep and sound knowledge of this area.
This term focuses on creating and developing software related to web and mobile applications using the skills and knowledge they have gained in level 4. Students will have the opportunity to learn about best-practice project planning, design, software development, and testing methods. As they progress in their assignments, they will gain several valuable skills, including research, project management, collaborative qualities, software documentation best practices and technical report writing.
Research & requirements analysis
Identification and analysis of the target audience
Project design, development, and testing
Learning contract
Project management
Research and requirements analysis
Identification and analysis of the target audience
Project design, development, and testing
Learning contract
Project management
Delivering an advanced website/web app/ mobile app.
Trimester 6
This final module enables students pursuing the Web Development award to demonstrate their skills in a large scale, advanced level project.
The Major Project is the culmination of the undergraduate programme; it gives the student the opportunity to demonstrate their skills in a large scale, advanced level project. There are two options for the Major Project, detailed in (11b) below.

There is an expectation that the final deliverable for this programme will be of a calibre such that it demonstrates the student’s capacity to progress into professional practice or postgraduate studies.
UCAS Course Codes
BA (Hons)Web Development W281
University of Hertfordshire
Level 6 This program was developed and is delivered and assessed by SAE Institute, awarded by and quality assured by University of Hertfordshire.

What jobs will this course lead me into?

  • Applications Developer
  • Game Developer
  • Multimedia Programmer
  • Multimedia Specialist
  • SEO Specialist
  • UX Designer
  • UX Researcher
  • Web Content Manager

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Course FAQs

Yes, we are excited to teach our students the latest technologies including photoshop, illustrator and XD to create pleasant and professional website design.

Yes, you will learn how to design and develop a mobile app using a high-level programming language and different platforms such as Android and iPhone.

Yes, we will use a wide range of tools and software such as CMS, front-end and back-end technology, web server and database.

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