Application development is the branch of computer science and information technology that is concerned with adapting and progressing the way we access online information and platforms. There are new technologies being developed and released at an alarming rate, and with mobile phones and tablets set to overtake laptops and desktop computers as the main way we access the online world, the applications and services need to keep up with the latest requirements. Businesses are starting to understand the untapped potential of the online world to a greater extent, meaning that the demand for those who have an advanced expertise is high.
A masters degree in application development will take your existing web design and development knowledge and build on it. You will have opportunities to construct applications and learn how to adapt systems to tackle issues such as security, usability and accessibility. As well as learning the technical requirements of building an application, you will develop your understanding of the legal and practical tasks and necessities that come along with it.
Your degree will be delivered in a mixture of modes. These will include lectures and seminars, as well as practical and computer laboratory sessions. You may be presented with the opportunity to take part in a work placement, but this is dependent on your institution.