Mobile applications (apps) are one of the fastest growing areas of computing there is shortage of mobile app developers and very few computing professionals have any education or training in this area.
On this mobile app development masters course you learn to design and develop mobile apps for smartphones and tablets without needing any previous computer programming experience. Become skilled with the tools and technologies required to develop for platforms such as iOS, Android and Windows Phone 8.
Our course enables you to join this exciting area of modern computing. We prepare you for a career as a mobile app developer. There is also the potential for you to go on to study for a PhD in a specialist area.
What you study
You learn to program and become skilled in using industry-standard tools and technologies to build mobile apps and design excellent user experiences for your apps. You implement cloud services to support and enhance your mobile apps and develop your understanding of essential research methods and processes to take your studies further.
How you learn
You experience a number of different approaches to learning and teaching including:
* lecture sessions
* tutorial and practical sessions
* freelance sessions and workshops
* self-directed study
Critical reflection is key to successful problem solving and essential to the creative process. To develop your own reflective practice at an advanced level, you test and assess your solutions against criteria that you develop in the light of your research.
How you are assessed
Assessment takes a variety of forms including:
* designing and developing software
* peer reviews
* reports, blogs and essays.
We typically give on-going feedback during lectures and tutorials and assessment feedback using online methods.
* Masters Project: Mobile App Development
* Mobile App Programming
* Mobile Web Services
* Object Oriented Programming
* Research Methods for Computing
* Systems Analysis and Design
* UX Modelling
Modules offered may vary.
Universities in the United Kingdom use a centralized system of undergraduate application: University and College Admissions Service (UCAS). It is used by both domestic and international students. Students have to register on the UCAS website before applying to the university. They will find all the necessary information about the application process on this website. Some graduate courses also require registration on this website, but in most cases students have to apply directly to the university. Some universities also accept undergraduate application through Common App (the information about it could be found on universities' websites).
Both undergraduate and graduate students may receive three types of responses from the university. The first one, “unconditional offer” means that you already reached all requirements and may be admitted to the university. The second one, “conditional offer” makes your admission possible if you fulfill some criteria – for example, have good grades on final exams. The third one, “unsuccessful application” means that you, unfortunately, could not be admitted to the university of you choice.
All universities require personal statement, which should include the reasons to study in the UK and the information about personal and professional goals of the student and a transcript, which includes grades received in high school or in the previous university.
Postgraduate funding support
From September 2013 benefit from a 10% fees discount towards your postgraduate taught course (part-time or full-time) if you:
* are a continuing Teesside University student progressing from an undergraduate to postgraduate course or
* have graduated from an undergraduate course at Teesside University within the last two years (2011-12) or
* graduated with first-class honours from an undergraduate course at any other university within the last two years (2011-12)