University of Hull

University of Hull

Digital Curation

As digital technologies continue to evolve, there is a danger of parts of our cultural history being left behind. This programme engages students with planning for digital content management and in thinking about how digital content systems will evolve into the future. Over the past 50 years we have failed to plan adequately for long term storage and presentation of digital data, this can cause serious issues, such as the deletion of content which may have significant value in the future and the loss of seminal pieces of work associated with organisations or people. Under the supervision of skilled professionals, you will study digital curation in cutting-edge facilities and equipment, including Apple Mac-based laboratories, professionally-focused software and industry-standard digital media production facilities, which are available to you 24/7. This special PGCert links directly to a research initiative in digital media focused around the theme of Media and Memory Management (MAMRI).

Entry requirements

A good 1st degree preferably in Digital Media related subject areas, 2.1 Honours or above is desirable but not essential. All applicants will be interviewed; competence in English is required for international students. International applicants - Competence in English is required for international students. For example: IELTS with 6.0 overall with 5.5 in each skill; previous study in English is accepted; candidates that do not meet the language requirements may take an English course at the University of Hull prior to entering the programme.

Course modules

The PGCert consists of three compulsory modules:;

Digital Curation;
Digital Content Management;
Managing Metadata;

These create awareness, knowledge and practical understanding of the skills required to operate in roles related to digital media management.

Assessment methods

Students develop a comprehensive set of skills enabling them to:;

show creative leadership and entrepreneurship in the digital media marketplace;
take an informed, critical and creative approach to the management and curation of digital artefacts;
develop creativity, innovation, design skills, management ability and the ability to adapt;
accept challenges in real world contexts leading, eventually, to a greater understanding of the digital and creative industries;


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
PgCert Full-time September 2016 - 1 years
PgCert Part-time September 2016 - 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Hull Campus Hull HU6 7RX Yorkshire and the Humber

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Postgraduate Admissions Office
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