Structure and content

Exchange: Web Development

Exchange possibilities

Currently there are no selected semesters officially open for exchange in the Top-up degree programme in Web Development. However, it might be possible to study with us based on individual agreements.

Do not hesitate to contact us, if you see a semester or subject of interest in this programme.

Full programme and curriculum


Semester 1
Start of term: September
Total ECTS: 30
Web programming: 20 ECTS
Elective element: 10 ECTS 

In semester 1 you will be building on your existing competencies of web development. You will be working on front-end programming as well as data modelling and handling. In addition to that, you must select one elective.

One elective - chose between:

  • PHP & e-commerce
  • Philosophy of Science, scientific method and communication
Semester 2
Start of term: February
Total ECTS: 30
Development environments: 10 ECTS
User experiences: 10 ECTS
Elective element: 10 ECTS

In semester 2, we will dive further into web programming and the latest front-end development technologies. You will be working with professional developer tools and quality assurance. Semester 2 will also see you working with user experiences.

Semester 3
Start of term: September
Total ECTS: 30
Internship: 15 ECTS
Final project: 15 ECTS

In this semester, you will be going on a 10-week internship to try out your competencies in practice. After the internship, you will be writing up your final project.

Key subjects

Web Programming

Web programming focuses on the development and design of web applications. You will be learning about subjects such as architecture, robustness, internet and web protocols, debugging techniques, and installation and operation techniques.

The subjects will also cover data security, data storage, data modelling and exchange of data sources according to recognised standards.

User Experiences

This subject deals with the analysis and understanding of an reflection on user experiences and needs in various contexts. It also covers the design of user interfaces, usability and considerations on information architecture and tools as well as the use of web media tools.

The focus is on understanding and organising the user experience in relation to the design and development process.

PHP and e-commerce (elective)

This subject is an elective.

The subject will provide you with PHP and e-commerce knowledge, skills and competencies. PHP is a scripting language widely used in e-commerce. The subject includes the development of plugins for existing platforms.

Development environments

This subject is focused on the tools and platforms for developing web applications and how you select and argue for the right choice. We will emphasise the most commonly-used development tools (IDE and other platforms) and tools for version control and quality assurance.

Philosophy of science, scientific method and communication (elective)

This subject is an elective.

The subject provides the opportunity to work with web development from a theoretical aspect where focus rests on scientific research and method. The subject could be part of your preparation for possible further study at master (candidatus) level.

Project work is pivotal in each semester

In each semester you will be working on a major project across all the interlinked subjects.

Evaluations and exams

You can find information about the specific exams in each semester in the programme's full curriculum.

As an exchange student you will need to take all exams that are planned during the semester on the same terms as students following the full-degree programme. You can find more information in our examination regulations.

In Denmark students are evaluated on the basis of a 7-point grading scale. Learn more about the Danish grading system and how it translates

Academic life at UCN

Primarily class-based teaching with close connections

At UCN, you will spend more time in class rooms with your own class, than you will in large auditoriums. This means that there is time for you, for dialogue and for building better connections with your class mates and lecturer.

You will experience many different forms of teaching and learning such as whole-class instruction, group work, self-study, project case work, visits from guest lecturers and speakers and various excursions. 

You will be on campus (nearly) every day

When you are not having classes, you will often be on campus doing group work or participating in different activities.

Teaching that focuses on real life

At UCN, you will meet an academic environment that focuses on introducing you to the real world. Not only are internships/placements/practices an integrated part of all our full-degree programmes, but in addition you will be presented with practice-related cases and projects simulating reality. This may take place as collaboration with companies and institutions or in labs/class-rooms where you can experiment and practice your subject-related skills.

Our learning approach

We always combine theory with practice. We call it Reflective Practice-based Learning. Read more about UCN's learning approach.


Janni Østergaard Nielsen
International Coordinator
Business and Technology programmes
+45 72 69 13 56