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Higher Diploma in Science in Web Development

Higher Diploma in Science in Web Development


Prepare for your career in one of the fastest growing industries in the world

This exciting Level 8 Higher postgraduate Diploma is tailor made for graduates from non-computing disciplines and offers students a fantastic opportunity to up-skill and build a great career.

Why Study Web Development at Griffith College?

Designed specifically with the needs of industry in mind, the Higher Diploma in Science in Web Development at Griffith College is a 1-2 year programme, which aims to bridge the gap between non-computing disciplines and computing science. Delivered on a full and part-time basis, as a graduate of this course, you will:

  • Obtain highly sought after skills essential for a career in computing and software development.
  • Fantastic job prospects with a 100% employment record from a sample of 35 graduates from our class of 2017
  • Obtain the necessary skills and academic requirements to further your studies with progression on to the MSc in Computing Science and an MSc in Applied Digital Media.

Course Highlights

  • Accessible to non-computing graduates
  • Small class sizes
  • Access to state of the art facilities
  • A dedicated experienced lecturing team
  • Industry guest speakers

Intake Dates

  • This course will next commence September 2020.

What our students say

Having earned my degree from GCD, I feel the strongest skill gained from the course was the versatility to approach a multiplicity of computing disciplines with confidence and enthusiasm.

Kevin Jordan
BSc (Hons) in Computing Science
Course details
Core Subjects
Year One
  • Architecture, Operating Systems & Networks
  • Cloud Services and the Web
  • Industry Placement
  • Object Oriented Programming
  • Project
  • Professional Certification
  • Relational Databases
  • Server Side Web Development
  • Society and the Web
  • Web Development & UI Design

Course Contacts

Dublin Main Campus Campus
How to Apply

Entry Requirements

Postgraduate Entry Requirements

Candidates applying for this course should have a Level 8 Honours degree or above in any discipline or international equivalent and/or relevant work experience.

Apply Postgraduate

Applicants over 23 years

Mature Students
Applicants over 23 years of age on 1st January 2018 must apply to Griffith College directly online using the Apply Online facility on the website homepage. Mature applicants will be asked for a copy of their passport.

English Language
If English is not your native language, you must show that your English level is of a suitable standard. For further information please contact a member of the Admissions Team.


Springboard applicants' fees are fully covered. For more information click here

QQI Award Fee

Please note that a QQI Award Fee applies in the final year of all QQI courses. To find the relevant fee for your course level, please see the Fees page.

Tuition Fees

General Fee Information 

An Academic Administration Fee of EUR250.00 and a 2% Learner Protection Charge is applicable each academic year in addition to the fees quoted below. The fees below relate to Year 1 fees only.

Study Mode: Full-Time


Irish/EU living in Ireland: EUR 6,300.00


Irish/EU living in Ireland: EUR 4,000.00

Study Mode: Part-Time


Irish/EU living in Ireland: EUR 6,000.00


Irish/EU living in Ireland: EUR 4,075.00


Academic Progression

Graduates of the Higher Diploma in Science in Web Development may progress onto a range of Level 9 programmes on the National Qualifications Framework. Further study options at Griffith College include an MSc in Computing Science (QQI) and an MSc in Applied Digital Media (QQI).

Career Progression

Graduates of the Higher Diploma in Science in Web Development will be highly sought after in this thriving industry. You will find opportunities in roles such as IT Manager, technical applications developers and consultants, systems analysts, database administrators, network managers and other leading computing science roles in academia, industry research and development roles


Ready to take the next step?