University of Northampton

St Georges Avenue, Northampton, Northamptonshire, NN2 6JD, United Kingdom

Business Computing (Web Design)

**Why study this course?** Web design demands a range of creative, technical and commercial skills. You will explore the design, implementation and technological development skills of the WebMaster. With a practical approach, you will learn html, css, php and ajax. This course will give you an excellent foundation for ecommerce, web marketing, web development or management. The first year will focus on the essential concepts of programming, databases and the code that creates and supports webpages. You will learn how information systems are designed and how they affect both individuals and organisations. You will develop an understanding of current principles and practice while you gain the knowledge and skills you need for your career aspirations. The breadth of this first year allows you to transfer smoothly if you discover you have an interest in another area of Computing. The second year will develop your skills in web programming, creative design and website management whilst also extending your knowledge of databases. We scrutinise the quality of your work, emphasising the importance of usability and accessibility in the creation of successful websites. At the end of this year, you may choose to take an industry placement in your chosen career field or progress straight onto your final year. Taking a year out in industry is particularly beneficial when it comes to applying for graduate jobs. The experience, enhanced knowledge and networking opportunities that you get from placements will make you stand out against other graduates. We will help you to find a placement that suits your needs, practice your CV writing, application and interview skills, and support you throughout the placement itself. This course culminates in an applied project with a real client, or a dissertation linked to your strengths and preferences. You will study Security, Business Intelligence and Project Management at greater depth as you tailor your studies to your career aspirations and interests. Along with the skills and knowledge you’ve developed through the course, you will be well equipped to enter the workplace or continue on with further study. **By studying at the University of Northampton, you can be sure that:** - Students enrolling on this course at Northampton will be provided with their own brand new Hewlett Packard laptop* to keep at no additional cost. All sports clubs and societies are free to join at Northampton and every essential course text book is available via the library, meaning you won’t have to purchase copies. For more information on this visit our website ( - If you join us in September 2018 you will be the first to experience student life at the University’s brand-new Waterside Campus. Come along to an Open Day to find out more. - Based on the evidence available, the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) Panel judged that the University of Northampton delivers consistently outstanding teaching, learning and outcomes for its students. It is of the highest quality found in the UK. ✱ terms and conditions apply. See for more information

  • Qualification
    Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)
  • Study mode
  • Duration
    3 years
  • Start date
  • Location
    Main Site,Northampton