• Status: Fully Approved
  • Start date: October 2015
  • Duration:

    1 year part-time

  • Attendance:

    16 Saturdays (9.30am-4.30pm) over 3 terms

    October to July

  • Location:

    Central London

Programme overview

With the second wave of internet development as an integrated part of both the public and private sectors, there is greater realism and a recognition of the need to ensure that organisations implement effective management techniques.

This specialist course examines the issues and opportunities in the development of interactive digital media, particularly in relation to the internet. It analyses the role of digital media in different sectors and the wider issues of marketing and publishing. You will learn practical project management skills and develop the experience to manage interactive projects.

You will develop the skills needed to design a professional plan for a personal or business-related project, and will assess the risks related to that project. You will also review your approach and progress critically during the programme, and apply learning in the practical context of your project. You will be required to present your ideas clearly and effectively to your chosen audience. You may use the course to develop plans for assessing the potential for commercial projects or starting a small business.

Find out more about studying at Birkbeck.

How to apply

Application deadlines and interviews

We recommend you apply as early as possible. Later applications may also be considered, subject to availability of places.

Online application

Digital Media Management (Postgraduate Certificate) (Part-time)

Why study this course at Birkbeck?

  • Develop skills applicable to the public and private sectors and to business start-up.
  • Lecturers come from academic and commercial backgrounds and are current practitioners.
  • Undertake a project which can be work-based and supported by your employer.
  • Birkbeck's computing facilities are accessible 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, although you will need your own computer and internet access for coursework and projects.

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 3 years' experience in at least one of these areas are also welcome to apply.

International entry requirements

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.

Visit the International section of our website to find out more about our English language entry requirements and relevant requirements by country.

Fees

Part-time home/EU students: £ 2325 pa
Part-time overseas students: £ 4450 pa

Payment and Fees Discounts

Flexible finance: pay your fees in monthly instalments at no extra cost. Enrol early to spread your costs and reduce your monthly payments.

Fees discounts: If you are a member of a union that is recognised by the Trades Union Congress (TUC), you may apply for a 10% discount off your tuition fees.

Funding and Financial Support

The School of Arts offers a number of bursaries for postgraduate students.

Part-time students who are experiencing financial need may apply for assistance from the Birkbeck Alumni Fund Postgraduate Opportunity Bursary.

Find out more about funding and financial support at postgraduate level.

Careers and employability

Graduates go on to careers in web development, multimedia programming, design, project management, education and training.

Find out more about the destinations of graduates in this subject.

Birkbeck offers a wide range of free careers support and advice for students.

Teaching and assessment

Teaching

Teaching is in small groups, and students are encouraged to participate and learn through discussion and collaborative work. Students and tutors make significant use of online discussion groups for joint problem-solving and collaboration in research.

Assessment

Coursework, evaluations and project work. You will be expected to make presentations alone and in groups, and some of the assessment may be made on collaborative work. Progress may also be self- and peer-evaluated and may be made against benchmark statements during the programme.

Our research

Birkbeck is one of the world’s leading research-intensive institutions. Our cutting-edge scholarship informs public policy, achieves scientific advances, supports the economy, promotes culture and the arts, and makes a positive difference to society.

Birkbeck’s research excellence was confirmed in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework, which placed Birkbeck 30th in the UK for research, with 73% of our research rated ‘world-leading’ or internationally excellent.

Read about Birkbeck research offering insights and expertise to inform business, contribute to economic success and develop ground-breaking technologies.

Further study opportunities

If you are interested in further research, we offer MPhil/PhD programmes in related subjects.