Web Development

Interested in web and media technologies?

If you have completed your Multimedia Designer or Datamatician studies, and would like more time to explore the advanced subjects; especially within web development and media technologies, then the 1½-year BA top-up in Web Development is the obvious choice for you!

Focus is on the development of different web technologies within different areas of application and distribution platforms. The programme is clearly directed towards the future, as seen from the perspective of web and multimedia businesses. You will learn to apply contemporary technologies which will qualify you for many different types of jobs after graduating. 


If you have completed your Multimedia Designer or Datamatician studies, and would like more time to explore the advanced subjects, especially in web development and media technologies, then the BA in Web Development is the obvious choice for you!

The education takes 1-1 1/2 years and is in direct continuation of both the Multimedia Designer and the Datamatician AP programmes. The focus is on the development of different web technologies, within different areas of application and distribution platforms. Read more in the Curriculum, which can be downloaded from the sidebar.

How is BA Web Development structured?

The education consists of a number of modules, which together ensures that you get the relevant competencies:

1st semester (compulsory module of 10 ECTS):

  • Web programming and networks. Front-end for Datamaticians and Back-end programming for Multimedia Designers, where you develop modern web applications, using object oriented programming and utilise the possibilities of the client-server model.

The other modules on 1st and 2nd semester (each of 10 ECTS) are:

  • Databases and XML, where you analyse and apply the relational model and/or XML as an integrated part of a web application.
  • Development environments and CMS, where you make a choice between development environments in relation to platform and network. Further you will become able to choose between Content Management Systems dependent on the wanted functionality and the platform
  • Web communication and network sociology, where you can work with the development of networks based communication solutions, across platforms, media and applications
  • Interface design and digital aesthetics, where you work with the correlation between function and shape, taking into consideration usability oriented and aesthetic aspects
  • Advanced media technologies, making you able to analyse and produce technologically advanced media productions. You will especially be working with video, audio and animation
  • Project Management, where you work with the processes needed to run an organisation
  • Security, where you work with data security.

The education is completed on the 3rd semester with the following mandatory parts, each of 15 ECTS:

  • Internship, where you typically work in a media business
  • Final bachelor project

Admission Requirements

General Diploma requirements:

In order to enter the programme you must have one of these AP degrees:

  • Computer Science
  • Multimedia Design and Communication

English requirements:

If your AP degree has been taught entirely in English, there are no further requirements for proof of English language skills.
However, if your degree has not been taught entirely in English, you must show proof of your English language skills. Your English language test must be no more than two years old. See minimum requirements.
NOTE: From 1 January 2019 the English language requirements will be higher:


Minimum Score


6.5 (overall band)


85 (internet based)
575 (paper based)
220 (computer based)




B (Certificate of Profieciency in English)
B (Certificate of Advanced English)
B (English first)

Common Europiean Framework of References


Oxford Placement Test

160 (paper based)
C1 (internet based)

TESA Test of Englich for Studies Abroad


SLEP Secondary Level English Proficiency Test 80%


Individual Assessment

If you hold a similar degree from another country, your application will go through an individual assessment, where the content of your degree will be compared to our AP degrees.

Available study places

We only have a limited number of study places for this study programme.

Odense intake Summer 2018: 25 study places

If we receive applications from more qualified applicants than we can admit to this programme, we will select the best qualified applicants based on an assessment of the following criteria:

  • Grades from the applicants AP degree
  • English skills
  • Relevant work experience
  • Content of motivational letter

Content of motivational letter -  get inspiration here.

How to apply

For our Summer intake, starting 3 September 2018, you must make your application online through this website by pressing the “Apply online” button.

You will receive an answer to your application on 4 July via your e-mail.

Application deadlines

NON-EU citizens: 15 March at 12 noon
Danish, Nordic and EU citizens: 1 July at 12 noon

Tuition fees

NON EU citizens must pay tuition fees.


UCL University College works together with these agents.

Exchange students

As an Exchange student through Erasmus, Nordplus or a non-European Partner agreement, you may choose between participating in a Summer/Autumn or a Winter/Spring semester.

Application deadlines:

  • For Summer/Autumn semester: 15 May
  • For Winter/Spring semester: 20 November

Find application forms and learning agreements here.


If you have questions about the study programme, please contact Student counsellor Pierre Krabbe Christiansen.

Further education

As a BA graduate you will also be able to continue studies at a master’s level both at home and abroad.

Tuition fees

For full degree Danish citizens and for full degree EU citizens who are students at a Higher Level Education, tuition is free of charge.

For Erasmus+ students tuition is free of charge.

For non-EU citizens, who do not hold a permanent residence permit to Denmark, tuition fees will be charged. Read more about tuition fees here.


Higher Level Education gives students the right to apply for SU, which is a monthly Student Grant provided by the Danish State during studies.

Danish citizens are entitled to receive SU. International students are also entitled to apply for SU, but certain requirements must be fulfilled, for instance, there is a requirement about working a certain number of hours per week during studies.

Read more about the SU rules here.

To apply for SU go to and log on with your NemID.

If you are going to study in Odense

NOTE! When you are making your SU application on

  • Choose SU for: Higher Level Education/Videregående uddannelse
  • Choose place of study: UCL University College/UCL Erhvervsakademi og Professionshøjskole
  • Choose department: Seebladsgade 1

If you are going to study in Vejle

NOTE! When you are making your SU application on

  • Choose SU for: Higher Level Education/Videregående uddannelse
  • Choose place of study: UCL University College/UCL Erhvervsakademi og Professionshøjskole
  • Choose department: Boulevarden 25

When to apply for SU

You may apply up to 1 month before you are entitled to receive SU. If for instance your study programme begins on the 31 August (later than 20 August) then you are entitled to receive SU from September (if you fulfill all conditions.). In that case you may apply one month before 1 September, meaning from the 1 August.

NOTE! Please do not apply for SU on the same day as you receive your admission letter. First you must make a confirmation of your study place and then a few days will pass, before this information has been received in the SU system. If you wait a few days, it will be easier for you to make your SU application, because some of your information will already be pre-registered at

Expenses during studies

All full degree students must pay for their own books and photocopies, participation in study trips or internships in Denmark or abroad etc. Erasmus+ students borrows books for free from UCL.

Living costs and accommodation

The monthly living costs including rent are approximately DKK 6,000. Student accommodation in Odense typically cost around 2.500 DKK (approx. 330 Euro) per month, with a 3 month deposit payable prior to handover of keys. UCL provides counselling on how and where you can get accommodation, and Odense City Council guarantees that there is accommodation available to all EU-students at institutions of further education.


Can I buy books at UCL or do you co-operate with certain book stores?

No, UCL does not sell books (unless it specifically says on the book list that a certain book can be purchased at the school). However, certain study programmes have agreements with book stores. Ask your local book store for a student discount or buy books online.

Computer Science: You can buy a book package on (in Danish).

Architectural Technology and Construction Management: We do cooperate with the book store at SDU.

Should I buy all the books on the book list before the study start?
It is recommended to buy the books up front, because there is a risk that they could be sold out when you need them.
Which books will I need?
The book list will be published on this website under the relevant study programme.
Can UCL help to find accommodation?
We help students to find accommodation, but we do not have any housing options. Find inspiration on how to find accommodation in Odense or Vejle on this page.
May I use an older issue of the books that are mentioned on the book list?
Often an older issue can be used, if you make sure to add the latest chapters from the new book. Please ask your teacher if this also applies for your particular book.
Do I need to buy a particular computer and/or particular computer programmes?
Only if you are studying Architectural Technology and Construction Management. 
Where can I park my bicycle?

In Odense and Vejle there are either bicycle storage or bicycle racks, which you can use.

Is it possible to have a part-time job, while I am studying full time?

Yes, however we recommend no more than 10-15 hours work per week. In most study programmes your lessons will end at 16.15, so you must work after this time and on weekends.

What is Fronter and when can I get access to it?
Fronter is the electronic platform, where all necessary information about the study programme, time tables and teaching materials will be published. Login for Fronter will be handed out one of the first days of studies.
What type of activities can I expect during the introduction period?

In most study programmes you will find a combination of social activities (teambuilding), practical activities (introduction to Fronter, Library etc.) and normal lessons. Most study programmes publish the introduction schedule on this website under the programmes as soon as it is ready.

Is it possible for me to attend the same class as my friend?
Yes, if you contact your student counsellor in good time before the semester starts, it is usually possible.
Is parking free?

Yes, but the parking conditions are different in Odense and Vejle. Read more about parking here.

How long can I take holidays during Easter?
The three working days before Maundy Thursday and Good Friday are free as well as Easter Monday.
When will I get my schedule/time table?
Most study programmes publish a schedule for the introduction days on this website. The schedule for the following time period will be available once you receive your login to Fronter  - it will be one of your first days of studies.
When do we have summer holidays?
All of July is free. Check the Calendar of events for your study programme to see, when your classes will start again after the summer Holidays.
When will my study programme begin?
The starting date is visible on this website - find it under the relevant study programme. The exact time and place is mentioned in the admission letter.
How do I get a student card?

Your student card is digital and is placed in our EAL Selvbetjening app. You can download the app in either Apple Store or Google Play.

Is it compulsory to attend study trips in Denmark and abroad?
Normally, it is not compulsory to attend study trips, but some study programmes have made it compulsory. Please check the Curriculum, which you will find on this website under the relevant study programme.
Is there a Winter Break?
Some study programmes have a Winter Break in week 7 and others do not. 

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