The University of Southampton is pioneering the development of Web Science, a new discipline that aims to provide a thorough understanding of the Web as a social and technical phenomenon. This demands new ways of working, across traditional academic disciplines, to build skills and expertise in the technical underpinnings of the Web as well as the social processes that have shaped its evolution and the impact of the Web on society.
You can expect to be taught by researchers at the forefront of Web Science, tackling some of the Webs biggest challenges. Our excellent facilities, key partnerships with major industries and a world-leading research base ensure that your time studying with us will be productive, challenging and enjoyable.
There are two pathways through the Web Science undergraduate degree:
Our programme in Web Science allows students to choose between two 'pathways': Web Science (Social Science) and Web Science (Computer Science). Students on both pathways will take a shared core curriculum, which enables development of the knowledge and skills required to develop critical understanding of the Web, its history and current trajectories of development. These core modules will draw on a range of disciplines to offer a common grounding in Web Science.
In addition to this core curriculum, students will also pathway-specific Web Science modules. The degree has been designed to maximise student choice by allowing you to tailor the degree structure to suit your own interests.
Students undertake three years of study. Each year there are compulsory Web Science modules and pathway specific Web Science modules. The compulsory modules shown below are common to both pathways, and the optional modules are specific to the Social Science pathway.
This list will give you a very good idea of what you will learn on this course, but the details will change and some modules will be restructured each year.
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.
IELTS band : 6.5 TOEFL paper-based test score : 580
To study at this university, you have to speak English. We advice you totake an IELTS test.
GCSE Mathematics and English at grade C or above
AAB, (including Mathematics for the Computer Science pathway)
General Studies is not accepted as one of the three A levels.
If English is not your first language, you will be required to pass an approved English test. We normally ask for a score of IELTS 6.5 or TOEFL 580.
We welcome applications from candidates offering qualifications other than A and AS levels (including BTEC Higher National Diploma, European Baccalaureate, International Baccalaureate, Irish Leaving Certificate and Scottish Highers). You will be expected to attain an equivalent standard (or higher) to an A level applicant.
We welcome applications from international students.
We welcome applications from mature students. If you will be over 21 at the start of your proposed degree programme, you are may be eligible for exemption from our normal entry requirements. However, you will be required to provide evidence of having completed recent study (eg Access, Return to Study, Open University foundation courses) and of your capacity to pursue the course.
We select students on the basis of a UCAS application.
UCAS code:I200 Course title: BSc Web Science (Social Science) Course duration: 3 years
UCAS code:I201 Course title: BSc Web Science (Computer Science) Course duration: 3 years
No work experience is required.
"The Academic Excellence Scholarship can provide up to a 50 % reduction in tuition per semester. These scholarships will be renewed if the student maintains superior academic performance during each semester of their 3-year Bachelor programme. The scholarship will be directly applied to the student’s tuition fees."
Bursary for UK students all subjects where the variable tuition fee rate is payable.
Alumni Bursary for UK Undergraduate students
* The scholarships shown on this page are suggestions first and foremost. They could be offered by other organisations than University of Southampton.