Birkbeck, University of London

Birkbeck, University of London

Web Design and Development

The key theme of this course is its focus on a user-based approach to designing websites and on implementation through standards-based, accessible code. It is also suitable for those wishing to develop a personal 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 interactive projects. You will have an understanding of the strengths and weaknesses of the medium and will use internet tools to create web-based portfolios and projects. Documenting the process of development in your final assignment will demonstrate your progression during the course.

Entry requirements

You will be expected to be a graduate with IT skills and to have at least 1 year's experience in training, education, human resources, publishing, marketing or associated media development. Non-graduates with at least 3 years' experience in at least one of these areas are also welcome to apply.
If English is not your first language or you have not previously studied in English, our usual requirement is the equivalent of an International English Language Testing System (IELTS Academic Test) score of 6.5, with not less than 6.0 in each of the sub-tests.

Course modules

You take 4 compulsory modules.

To find out more, read our programme handbook.
Modules:

Images on the Web;
User-centred Design and Project Management;
Web Design and Development;
Web Project.

Assessment methods

Coursework, evaluations and project work.

Sponsorship information

The School of Arts offers a small number of bursaries.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
PgCert Part-time weekend October 2016 GBP 1,975 per Year 1 (EU) 1 years
PgCert Part-time weekend October 2016 GBP 1,975 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
PgCert Part-time weekend October 2016 GBP 3,825 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
PgCert Part-time weekend October 2016 GBP 1,975 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
PgCert Part-time weekend October 2016 GBP 1,975 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
PgCert Part-time weekend October 2016 GBP 1,975 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
PgCert Part-time weekend October 2017 - 1 years

Campus details

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

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Key information

Contact: 
Department of Media and Cultural Studies
Telephone number: 
020 3073 8221