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Web Design and Technology

BSc (Hons)
Entry 2017: This course is not running
Duration: 3 years
Attendance mode: Full-time
Award: BSc (Hons)
UCAS code: GW4F
Placement: Placement year not available
Suitable for international students
Faculty of Engineering & Informatics
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Web Design and Technology involves the production of web-based projects on an individual and group basis.

The course covers browser and server technology, wired and wireless network systems and graphic design for various platforms, enabling you to produce state-of-the-art web-based applications for desktop and handheld devices.

You will examine the technology, socio-cultural and content-related issues concerning the current state and the future of the internet and competing delivery systems whilst working in teams on multi-platform projects.


See examples of work produced by our Web Design students.

Professional Accreditation/Recognition

This course is accredited by Creative Skillset, the sector skills council for the creative industries, which ensures that it is work-based and industry relevant. Industry professionals also make regular inputs into this course.

Why Bradford?

Bradford was one of the first universities that understood the coming of the digital age and to provide courses which equipped students with the skills and knowledge to take advantage of the World Wide Web.

You will have access to specialist lab facilities equipped with high-spec dual monitor and dual boot Linux and Windows machines and dedicated technicians.

Students can undertake professional-style production projects as part of their course that replicate the creative industrial experience.

There are also opportunities to study overseas at a partner university through one of our international exchange programmes.

The Faculty has a non-profit company, Digital Media Working Academy, that pays students to work on professional projects.

This offers students their first experience of the world of work and enables them to get that first leg onto the professional ladder.

Entry requirements


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A levels:

There are no specific subject requirements.

BTEC Extended Diploma:

There are no specific subject requirements.

Applicants on Access Programmes:

Access to Higher Education Diploma with at least 45 Level 3 credits at Merit.

Plus minimum of:

GCSE English Language and Maths at grade C.

English language requirements:

Minimum IELTS at 6.0 or the equivalent.

If you do not meet the IELTS requirement, you can take a University of Bradford pre-sessional English course. See the Language Centre for more details.


New UCAS tariff

We use the UCAS tariff system to help us compare different qualifications. For courses starting from September 2017 onwards, the way points are calculated is changing.

The number of points you get for each qualification and grade will be lower, for example, an A* grade at A level will be worth 56 points from 2017 onwards, instead of 140 in 2016. Despite the lower points, you will still need to achieve the same grades. The only exception to this is that AS Levels will now be worth 40% of an A Level, instead of 50%.

All qualifications that are currently on the UCAS Tariff will continue to attract points under the new system. More qualifications are also being brought into the UCAS tariff system for the first time, including Access to Higher Education courses.

Work out your UCAS tariff points using the UCAS Tariff Calculator (link opens in a new window/tab).

This course is not running for 2017.



Module name Type
Year 1
Creativity and Imaginationcore
Digital Prototyping and Communicationcore
Fundamentals of Internet Technologycore
Issues in Web Development & Technologycore
Multimedia Application Developmentcore
Software Development (Part 1)core
Year 2
Computer Communication and Networkscore
Design For Mobile Contentcore
Professional Web Projectcore
Social Mediacore
Storytelling for Multiple Platformscore
SQL: Programming and Administrationoption
Web Design & Technologyoption
Year 3
Blue Sky Briefcore
Final Production Projectcore
Individual Project: Film and Mediacore
Professional Industry Profilecore

Reading lists

All reading lists can be found here.

Career support and prospects

Career support

The University is committed to helping students develop and enhance employability and this is an integral part of many programmes. Specialist support is available throughout the course from Career Development Services including help to find part-time work while studying, placements, vacation work and graduate vacancies. Students are encouraged to access this support at an early stage and to use the extensive resources on the Careers website.

Discussing options with specialist advisers helps to clarify plans through exploring options and refining skills of job-hunting. In most of our programmes there is direct input by Career Development Advisers into the curriculum or through specially arranged workshops.

Career prospects

Graduates have found employment as web designers and programmers in companies such as the BBC, CTI, Atticmedia,, British Telecom and others.

Many graduates work freelance and some have set up their own web design companies, whilst others are pursuing careers in publishing, social media,
creative consultancy and education.

Salary expectations

The average starting salary for our 2014 Design and Technology graduates was £17,746.

Fees, Finance and Scholarships

Tuition fees


  • Home/EU: £9,250*
  • International: £16,970

* Home/EU fees will be subject to an annual increase, set in line with government policy. A percentage of any additional higher fee income will be used to support student opportunity through increased expenditure on access, student success and progression activities.

See our Fees and Financial Support website for more details.

Financial support

See our Fees and Financial Support website.

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