University of Hull

University of Hull

Computer Science (Mobile Computing)

You will study the architecture and implementation of mobile connected systems, the component-based environments used to create them, and the security and operational constraints associated with mobile devices. By the end of the course, you will have the necessary skills to create mobile software applications for industry-standard mobile platforms (Android, iOS, Windows). We also give you experience of the latest technologies and commercial perspectives, equipping you to innovate the next generation of connected mobile systems. A key feature of this course is its unique blend of academic and commercial perspectives. The course begins each September and lasts 12 months. There are two trimesters of taught modules, followed by an individual dissertation project during the third trimester. There is an option to take an extra trimester immediately before or after the dissertation, gaining industrial experience through a module based in SEED, our software development unit working with commercial clients and software.

Entry requirements

2.2 Honours degree in computing or equivalent, or demonstrable suitable computer programming experience; competence in English is required for international students. For example: IELTS with 6.0 overall with 5.5 in each skill; previous study in English is accepted; candidates that do not meet the language requirements may take an English course at the University of Hull prior to entering the programme.

Course modules

Core modules: object oriented design and development using C; mobile devices and applications; development project; distributed applications; trustworthy computing. Optional modules: component-based architecture; network security; computer science software development practice � pass/fail module. The industrial experience optional 60-credit single trimester module allows students to gain significant commercial experience; dissertation.

Assessment methods

Practical coursework is the main form of assessment, and you will design, build and test software solutions to a variety of problems. This is complemented by written coursework. The largest assessment is the dissertation.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 5,200 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MSc Full-time £ 15,000 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
MSc Full-time £ 5,200 per Academic year (EU fees) 1 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Hull Campus Hull HU6 7RX Yorkshire and the Humber

Key information

Postgraduate Admissions Office
Telephone number: 
01482 466850