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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.

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.

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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.

You can also read our admissions policy.

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.

Alternatively, please contact us:

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

Teaching

Teaching is carried out through a combination of lectures, seminars and workshops. You should expect 2-3 days a week of independent learning depending on your prior experience. Teaching takes place 1 day per week. Additional tutorial hours may vary.

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 are also expected to dedicate time to independent study (around 8-10 hours per module per week). 

Every module will involve further reading and research. You may also be expected to spend time preparing for classwork such as presentations and group discussions, and for assessed coursework and examinations.

You can use our Stockwell Street library and online resources to support you in these activities.

We encourage you to join societies such as: 

Overall workload

If you study full-time, you should expect the workload to be similar to a full-time job. For part-time students, this will reduce in proportion with the number of courses you are studying.

Assessment

All assessments are based on your course work and project work. Some modules have 'interim crits', which provide feedback to help you monitor progress.

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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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.

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