Birkbeck, University of London

Birkbeck, University of London

Creative Industries (Computing Pathway)

This joint degree programme between the School of Arts and the School of Business, economics and informatics brings together expertise that exists across the college in the creative industries area through three distinct but complementary pathways in: Arts and Media; Management; and Computing.

Entry requirements

Normally at least a 2nd-Class Honours degree in any subject area from a UK university or a non-UK equivalent; other qualifications will be considered. Non-native English speakers need to provide proof of English language ability: A minimum IELTS score of 6.5 (with a minimum of 6 in the sub-tests) and provide the certificate. Please be aware that Birkbeck also accepts a variety of English language tests. A professional or other qualification obtained by written examinations approved by the College. Relevant experience, supporting statements and references may be taken into consideration, especially in the case of non-standard applications.

Course modules

Year 1: Compulsory module (the creative industries: theory and context parts 1 and 2); introduction to software development (compulsory for students without significant computing experience); introduction to software engineering (tools and environments) (compulsory for students with significant computing experience). Year 2: Digital creativity and new media management; computing option module; dissertation.

Assessment methods

Assessment will vary depending on the pathway you take; the awards will be assessed by a combination of coursework and unseen exams. The minimum pass mark is 50 per cent; your final mark will be ascertained via the weighted average marks for assessed work in the compulsory and option modules, and the dissertation.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 6,950 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MSc Full-time £ 13,750 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
MSc Full-time £ 6,950 per Academic year (EU fees) 1 years
MSc Part-time evening £ 3,975 per Academic year (home fees) 2 years
MSc Part-time evening £ 6,875 per Academic year (overseas fees) 2 years
MSc Part-time evening £ 3,975 per Academic year (EU fees) 2 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 Computer Science and Information Systems
Telephone number: 
020 7631 6724