M.A. Web Design and Content Planning

  • On Campus
  • 12 months
  • GBP12100 per Year (International

    Tuition fee for the international students.

    )
    GBP8000 per Year (EEA

    European Economic Area tuition fee is applicable to the students from EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland.

    )
  • English ( Take IELTS test or Find a course )
University of Greenwich | London, United Kingdom
University of Greenwich, Web Design and Content Planning programme takes graduates from many disciplines and provides them with the skills to plan, design, build and promote effective websites. It is aimed both at people who manage corporate websites and at those who wish to start their own web business.

Description

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This programme takes graduates from many disciplines and provides them with the skills to plan, design, build and promote effective websites. It is designed for people who manage corporate websites, those who wish to start their own web business and those who would like to build a career in the web design industry. The design of excellent websites presents a notable intellectual challenge and, during the programme, students develop a modern, professional and 'real-world' approach. Our objective is to provide a balanced education in the three main aspects of web design and content management: technical, functional and aesthetic.

The technical aspects of the teaching provide an understanding of the tools, technologies and principles used for the design and development of contemporary websites. This includes the creation of semantically correct markup, the separation of presentation from content (HTML and CSS) and compliance with web standards (W3C).

The functional aspects focus on the creation of websites with good information architecture that are accessible, useable and findable as a result of effective search engine marketing and optimisation (SEM/SEO). Students learn how people use the web, how they navigate web content and how they search for information. The aesthetic aspects of web design are considered in relation to graphic, artistic, typographic and business objectives, including corporate identity and branding.

Student competence in these three aspects of web design is demonstrated by their delivery of a fully-functioning website for their Web Thesis Project at the end of the programme.

Typically, our students fall into three groups: those with web-related skills (often self-taught) who need a structured and balanced approach to further study; those who are involved with the web and need new skills to develop their present careers; those who have decided on a career change and see web design and content management as a new opportunity.

The university is investing £76 million in a new building to house the campus library, TV studios and academic facilities for disciplines including architecture, design and construction. Stockwell Street is a short walk from the Greenwich Campus and this programme will be delivered there from 2014.

The aims of the programme are:

  • To equip students with a professional level of competence in web design and content management
  • To give non-designers an understanding and appreciation of design
  • To provide students with the opportunity of creating a live website and to measure its success
  • To help students become familiar with the growing and fast-evolving body of knowledge within this new design discipline.

Detailed Course Facts

Tuition fee
  • GBP 12100 per year (International

    Tuition fee for the international students.

    )
  • GBP 8000 per year (EEA

    European Economic Area tuition fee is applicable to the students from EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland.

    )
Start date
Duration full-time 12 months
Delivery mode On Campus
Educational variant Part-time, Full-time
Intensity Flexible
Duration part-time 24 months

Course Content

What you'll study

  • Design for Web Content (30 credits)
  • Content Management (30 credits)
  • Applied Art for the Web (30 credits)
  • Major Project (60 credits)
  • User Experience Design (15 credits)
  • Social Media and SEO (15 credits)

English Language Requirements

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6.5
CAE score
180(Grade C)

IMPORTANT NOTE: The UK government confirmed new requirements for secure English language testing for visa and immigration purposes. Learn more

Requirements

Applicants should have:

A good honours degree or equivalent professional qualification

PLUS a working knowledge of computer operating systems (Windows or Mac OS), a good understanding of file management and competence in the use of standard office software

AND a computer and reliable broadband access to the internet at their place of residence.

* Where English is not the first language, a language qualification is required, such as IELTS scoring 6.5 or higher.

Most students find it beneficial to provide their own laptop computer (Mac or PC).

Work Experience

No work experience is required.

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