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Web Design and Content Planning, MA

Learn to design, build and promote websites using best-practice techniques in this wide-ranging Master’s in Web Design and Content Planning.

Whether you already manage websites or you wish to start your own web business, this course offers the skills for careers in web design and digital content. You'll mix intellectual challenges with practical and technical skills as you learn to build websites in a professional, contemporary way. As part of the course, you'll create a live website and measure its success.

This MA Web Design and Content Planning focuses on the technical, functional and aesthetic approaches to website design. You'll learn about industry best practice for mark-up, compliance, user experience, information architecture, content strategy, accessibility, and search engine optimisation (SEO). This allows you to create and manage websites that provide a good user experience. The skills from this course are ideal for a growing field with fantastic opportunities.

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Department

School of Design

Campus

Greenwich

Duration

  • 1 years full-time
  • 2 years part-time

Start month

September

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What you should know about this course

  • We are the only university in the UK to offer a full-time Master’s course in Web Design and Content Planning.
  • The course enable graduates from many disciplines to plan, design, build and promote effective websites.
  • You’ll gain technical skills, including core front-end and back-end technologies and the principles of graphic design.
  • You’ll become familiar with the growing and fast-evolving body of knowledge within the discipline of web design.

Web Design & Content Planning, MA


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What you will study

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Course information is currently unavailable for this programme. Please contact course-info@gre.ac.uk for more information.

About the course team

You will be taught by renowned industry experts working in front-end design and development and user experience design. Our team provides the perfect balance of technical, aesthetic and academic expertise that allows us to provide a centred and unbiased approach to web design education.

Come and meet us

Given the current situation with Covid-19, we are offering virtual events so that you can still experience how Greenwich could be the right university for you.

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To find out more about our Open Days and Campus Tours or if you need any assistance, please email opendays@gre.ac.uk.

Entry requirements

If you are

You should have a good honours degree or equivalent professional qualification, plus a working knowledge of computer operating systems (Windows or Mac OS), good understanding of file management and competence in the use of standard office software. 

You'll also need a laptop computer and reliable broadband access to the internet at your place of residence.

The course doesn't assume any prior knowledge of web design, but you will benefit from some self-study before the course begins.

For more information, contact courseinfo@greenwich.ac.uk or 020 8331 9000.

The University of Greenwich accepts a broad range of international qualifications for admission to our courses.

For detailed information on the academic and English language requirements, please find your country in our directory.

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Further information about entry

Applicants may be invited to an interview.

We welcome applications from mature students.

Available to overseas students?

Yes

Can I use prior learning?

Find out more on our Recognition of Prior Learning pages.

How you will learn

For new and returning students in September, our focus is on making our university environments safe and accessible to everyone.  We’ve prepared a 'blended model' of teaching which means combining face-to-face sessions on our campuses with online lectures. All face-to-face sessions are in line with distancing rules. If students are ill or shielding, we’ll provide all lectures and course materials online.

Ready for September

Teaching

In a typical week, learning takes place through a combination of lectures and seminars. You'll be abe to discuss and develop your understanding of topics covered in lectures in smaller group session, Scheduled contact activities may fall between 9am and 9pm, depending on your elective courses and tutorials.

Class sizes

The typical student intake per year averages 15-20 so lectures and seminars / tutorials are kept small.

Independent learning

Outside of timetabled sessions, you'll need to dedicate time to self-study to prepare for coursework, presentations and exams. Our library and online resources with support your further reading and research.

Overall workload

Your overall workload consists of scheduled learning activities which will include online lectures, online and on campus discussions, workshops and practical sessions.

For full-time students, the workload should be roughly equivalent to a full-time job. For part-time students, this will reduce in proportion with the number of modules you are studying.

Assessment

On this course, students are assessed by take-home exams, coursework and practice assessments on campus where required.

Each course has formal assessments which count towards your grade. Some courses may also include 'practice' assessments, which help you monitor progress and do not count towards your final grade.

Feedback summary

We aim to give feedback on assignments within 15 working days.

Dates and timetables

The academic year runs from September to June.

Full teaching timetables are not usually available until term has started. For any queries, please call 020 8331 9000.

Fees and funding

Your time at university should be enjoyable, rewarding, and free of unnecessary stress. Planning your finances before you come to university can help to reduce financial concerns. We can offer advice on living costs and budgeting, as well as on awards, allowances and loans.

2019/2020 fees

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2020/2021 fees

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Accommodation costs

Whether you choose to live in halls of residence or rent privately, we can help you find what you're looking for. We have dedicated accommodation for postgraduate students (Devonport House) available from just £160 per person per week, with bills included. If you require more space or facilities, these options are available at a slightly higher cost. Students based at the Medway Campus can also reside in student halls in Chatham or rent privately in the local area.

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There is a range of financial support available to support your studies. This includes postgraduate loans, international scholarships, and options for current students and alumni to continue studying at the university.

We also provide advice and support on budgeting, money management and financial hardship.

Financial support

Other costs

All students on creative courses at the School of Design get free access to Adobe Creative Cloud and Lynda.com.

If there any site visits or field trips, students may need to pay their own travel costs.

Careers and placements

What sort of careers do graduates pursue?

This course offers enhanced skills for use within the applicant's current career or a new career in web design. 

Graduates from this course are now working as Front-End Developers/Designers, User Experience Designers/Researchers, Back-End Developers, Digital Marketing Executives, SEO Consultants and Digital Project Managers.

Do you provide employability services?

The School of Design has an Employability Officer who can provide specific opportunities for postgraduate students that are relevant to the course. 

These officers work closely with professionals in industry to ensure you are well-prepared for the workplace and have already begun to build your professional network by the time you graduate. 

The central Employability and Careers Service also provides support for students preparing to apply for placements and graduate roles, such as CV clinics, mock interviews and employability skills workshops.

Support and advice

Academic skills and study support

We want you to make the most of your time with us. You can access study skills support through your tutor, our subject librarians, and our online academic skills centre.

Where appropriate, we provide support in academic English and mathematics. If you need to use particular IT packages for a specific module, we provide training for this.

Support from the department

All students on creative courses at the School of Design get free access to Adobe Creative Cloud and Lynda.com.

Each year we run a second- and third-year graduate show where our degree students showcase their best work.

Accommodation information

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If you are a Non-EU student, you can apply directly via our website or through one of our agents. Please note that if you require a Tier 4 student visa, you will not be able to study as a part-time student at undergraduate level.