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Study web development abroad

An in-depth guide to studying web development as an international student.

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Web development degrees abroad

Web development degrees focus on the design, creation, and maintenance of websites. If you’re looking to turn your interest in the internet into a lucrative career, this could be the ideal program for you.

As a web development student, you’ll learn how to produce sites that meet the demands of businesses and their consumers. From back-end databases to front-end design, you’ll develop the skills needed to excel in this fast-paced field.

The internet is a global phenomenon that unites people across time and space. By studying abroad, you’ll be exposed to the latest international trends and technologies, transforming you into a more experienced and versatile developer.

Web development program structure

Bachelor’s degrees in web development require three years of full-time study, or four years if you study in the US. Many courses contain an optional placement year so you can put what you’ve learned into practice.

If you want to boost your knowledge and employability further, you could enroll in a postgraduate program.

Master’s degrees take one year of full-time study, or two years if you study part-time. Doctorate degrees last at least four years, but some PhDs last up to seven or eight.

Alongside theoretical lectures, seminars, and tutorials, you’ll attend practical workshops and studio demonstrations. A variety of written and practical exams, presentations, assignments, and projects will be used to assess your progress.

The topics you cover will depend on the modules you select and the university you choose, but here are some of the core modules you’ll likely address:

  • Web development principles
  • Principles of creative computing
  • Web technologies
  • Web application design
  • Introduction to HTML and CSS
  • Accessibility and user experience
  • Media types and layout techniques
  • Introduction to web design

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Web development undergraduate programs

Bachelor's in web development

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    Web Development - BSC - Top Up (Hons) Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Hungary

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    18 months
    Annual tuition fee
    13,236 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 11,000 EUR

    Start date
    August
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    Multimedia, Mobile & Web Development (Arts) - BSc Maynooth University, Ireland

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    18,049 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 15,000 EUR

    Start date
    September
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    Information Technology - Web Development - BSc DePaul University, USA

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    40,551 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 40,551 USD

    Start date
    -
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    Computing and Web Development - BSc (Hons) Buckinghamshire New University, UK

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    3 years
    Annual tuition fee
    17,384 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 12,500 GBP

    Start date
    September
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    Mobile and Web Development - BSc (Hons) University of Suffolk, UK

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    3 years
    Annual tuition fee
    16,397 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 11,790 GBP

    Start date
    September
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Associate in web development

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    Web Development & Design Specialist - AASc Fox Valley Technical College, USA

    Program type
    Associate
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    6,600 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 6,600 USD

    Start date
    August, January
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Diploma in web development

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    Information Technology with Co-op, Software Development, Graphic and Web Development - UGDip Institute of Technology Development of Canada, Canada

    Program type
    Undergraduate diploma
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    8,686 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 11,000 CAD

    Start date
    January, April, July, October
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Web development graduate programs

Master's in web development

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    Web Development Management, MBA - MBA Lynn University, USA

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    13,320 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 13,320 USD

    Start date
    -
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Diploma in web development

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    Internet Applications and Web Development - OCDip Fanshawe College, Canada

    Program type
    Postgraduate diploma
    Duration
    14 months
    Annual tuition fee
    12,651 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 16,022 CAD

    Start date
    January, September
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Certificate in web development

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    Web Development - PGCert Humber College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning, Canada

    Program type
    Postgraduate certificate
    Duration
    18 months
    Annual tuition fee
    21,557 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 27,300 CAD

    Start date
    September
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Future web development careers

With most businesses and organizations now using the internet to advertise their services and products, the need for inventive web developers has never been greater.

You could apply your creativity and technical skills to a range of roles in the IT sector and beyond. Here are some of the exciting jobs you could land:

  • Web developer
  • Search engine optimizer
  • Web designer
  • Multimedia programmer
  • UX designer
  • Web content manager
  • Web administrator
  • Web technologist

Working on web development projects outside of your degree will help you to build an impressive professional portfolio. Whether you take an internship as part of your program or arrange a summer placement, these experiences will demonstrate your passion and talent to future employers.