Year of entry2017
Start dateOctober 2017
1 year part-time
1 evening per week and occasional Saturdays
Other entry years for this course2018
This course focuses on a user-based approach to designing websites and implementation through standards-based, accessible code. It is also suitable for those wishing to develop a personal project. The course covers coding, user-centred planning and design, the optimisation and manipulation of images and the delivery of a final published 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 digital projects. You will gain an understanding of the strengths and weaknesses of the medium and will use internet tools to create web-based portfolios and projects.
- Arts and humanities courses at Birkbeck are ranked third best in London and 11th in the UK in the Times Higher Education 2015-16 World University Subject Rankings.
- On successful completion of the programme, you can progress to the MA Digital Media Design.
- You will develop a thorough understanding of the practical and theoretical skills needed to plan and implement websites, and can focus on a project which is either work-based or personal.
- Targeted at people working in the public and private sectors, training, education, human resources, publishing, marketing, start-up and those with a personal interest in digital.
- The programme is delivered by industry practitioners from academic and commercial backgrounds.
- We offer a range of resources and student support to help you while you're studying with us.
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We welcome a wide range of qualifications, from the UK and abroad, and we will also consider your non-academic achievements.
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 and IT skills are also welcome to apply.
Students should submit a detailed application with evidence of their level, demonstrated by existing work they have completed on the web, if requested.
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.
Fees and finance
We offer advice on all the options for financing your studies. You can pay your fees interest-free by direct debit and postgraduate loans are available for all Home/EU students.
FeesPart-time home/EU students: £ 2650 pa
Part-time overseas students: £ 4825 pa
Teaching and assessment
Our innovative, engaging teaching is designed to support students who are juggling evening study with work and other daytime commitments.
Lectures and seminars are practical, with the majority of the sessions taking place in computer labs, and will incorporate practical collaborative exercises, group work and presentations. Students and tutors make significant use of online discussion groups for joint problem-solving and collaboration in research.
Coursework, evaluations and project work.
Careers and employability
To help you get ahead in your career, we offer free advice and training and our recruitment consultancy, Birkbeck Talent, can connect you with employers.
Careers and employability
Graduates have used the course to change direction into areas of growing demand in digital or to add value to their existing skills, taking on additional responsibilities at work. Organisations look for individuals who have evidence of digital skills, understand the context of web design and development and have a record of personal and professional development. As such, the broad scope and context of the course and its focus on standards offers opportunities to break into both the digital industry and organisations that seek to take advantage of digital. Graduates can pursue a career in web development, design, project management, education and training or develop their own websites.
Find out more about the destinations of graduates in this subject.
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.
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How to apply
You apply directly to Birkbeck for this course, using the online application link below.
Application deadlines and interviews
Applications are accepted on a rolling basis, subject to availability of places. We recommend that you apply as early as possible.
Life at Birkbeck
Birkbeck offers a unique combination of evening study and a matchless central London location, right in the geographic and academic centre of the city, giving you exceptional opportunities.
Accommodation and living costs
Most of our students live in private accommodation, but we also offer student accommodation and access to the professional services of the University of London Housing Services.
The Birkbeck experience
Birkbeck is different: our classes are held in the evening, so your days are free - to study, work, volunteer or just do your own thing.
Financial support and postgraduate loans
Birkbeck offers advice on all the options for financing your studies. You can pay loans by interest-free direct debit and postgraduate loans are available for all Home/EU students. Find out about the support we provide.
How to apply
Once you've found the course that's right for you, here's what to do next to get your place at Birkbeck. We can give you the advice and support you need.
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