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.
To find out more, read our programme handbook.
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.
Digital Media Management (Postgraduate Certificate) (Part-time)
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.
If you don't meet the minimum IELTS requirement, we offer pre-sessional English courses, foundation programmes and language support services to help you improve your English language skills and get your place at Birkbeck.
Visit the International section of our website to find out more about our English language entry requirements and relevant requirements by country.
Part-time home/EU students: £
paPart-time overseas students: £
Payment and Fees Discounts
Funding and Financial Support
Careers and employability
Graduates can pursue a career in web development, multimedia programming, design, project management, education and training. Possible professions include web developer, project manager, or digital designer. This degree is also useful in becoming a multimedia specialist, teacher, or market researcher.
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We offer a comprehensive Careers and Employability Service to help you advance your career, while our in-house, professional recruitment consultancy, Birkbeck Talent, works with London’s top employers to help you gain work experience that fits in with your evening studies.
Teaching and assessment
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.
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.