Birkbeck, University of London

Birkbeck, University of London

Web Design and Development

This course focuses on a user-based approach to designing websites and implementation through standards-based, accessible code. It is also suitable for those wishing to develop a personal project. The course covers coding, user-centred planning and design, the optimisation and manipulation of images and the delivery of a final published project. The programme offers practical workshops taught by commercial developers and users, encouraging you to work creatively within an online culture. By the time you start the final module, you will have acquired the skills needed to design and produce a professional website that is both usable and accessible, and that conforms to international standards and guidelines. Sessions focus on learning the skills to evaluate, design, develop and maintain personal or business digital projects. You will gain an understanding of the strengths and weaknesses of the medium and will use internet tools to create web-based portfolios and projects. Highlights - Arts and humanities at Birkbeck are ranked fifth best in London, 18th in the UK and 87th globally in the 2019 Times Higher Education World University Rankings by Subject. - On successful completion of the programme, you can progress to the MA Digital Media Design. - You will develop a thorough understanding of the practical and theoretical skills needed to plan and implement websites, and can focus on a project which is either work-based or personal. - Targeted at people working in the public and private sectors, training, education, human resources, publishing, marketing, start-up and those with a personal interest in digital. - Delivered by industry practitioners from academic and commercial backgrounds. - The School of Arts is an official partner of the Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA) in London. Opportunities for students have included a year's free membership of the ICA, private views, discounts on all talks and events, free members' screenings and £3 cinema tickets on Tuesdays, up to 25% off ICA Artists' Editions and a monthly e-newsletter.

Entry requirements

Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert: You will be expected to be a graduate with IT skills and to have at least one year's experience in training, education, human resources, publishing, marketing or associated media development. Non-graduates with at least three years' experience and IT skills are also welcome to apply. Students should submit a detailed application with evidence of their level, demonstrated by existing work they have completed on the web, if requested.

Course modules

For information about course structure and the modules you will be studying, please visit Birkbeck's online prospectus.

Assessment methods

Coursework, evaluations and project work.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert Part-time weekend October 2019 5,075 per Whole course (International) 1 Years
Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert Part-time weekend October 2019 2,800 per Whole course (Scotland) 1 Years
Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert Part-time weekend October 2019 2,800 per Whole course (England) 1 Years
Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert Part-time weekend October 2019 2,800 per Whole course (Wales) 1 Years
Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert Part-time weekend October 2019 2,800 per Whole course (EU) 1 Years
Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert Part-time weekend October 2019 2,800 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 1 Years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Bloomsbury Campus WC1E 7HX London

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Key information

Contact: 
Department of Media and Cultural Studies
Telephone number: 
02030738221