An in-depth and highly practical study of design, production and delivery of websites
Apply the practical knowledge acquired with an optional industrial placement position
Media related modules taught at MediaCityUK
With a vast number of internet users worldwide there is a high expectation of quality material to be delivered over the web including data, graphics, animation, and video.
The reputation of a company can now be measured by the quality of its online presence and so there is a demand for highly skilled and innovative web developers.
Through this course you will develop an in-depth understanding of the techniques and technologies associated with the capture, manipulation, transmission and presentation of information and cultivate independent technical judgement in the use of techniques and tools associated with the new technologies. The projects and modules you work through will help you to develop the ability to think conceptually and translate concepts into reality through the use of technology and prepare you to enter the fields of multimedia or internet design and technology management.
On this course, as well as gaining and developing a wide range of multimedia and internet knowledge and skills, you have the option to spend a year in industry between the second and third year. This is an excellent opportunity to expand your CV and will give you the opportunity to apply your academic knowledge and interpersonal skills in a real-world environment, and to reflect on your own personal development and career choices. Successful completion of an industrial placement year, which you arrange with our support, will add 'with Professional Experience' to your degree title.
This module aims to provide students with business and enterprise concepts to allow them to analyse and evaluate business practices, concepts, theories and frameworks and their relationship to the strategic and operational management of an enterprise or a project. This is intended to complement the technical project management content of the course and provide a real-world context linked to current enterprise activities at the university.
Outside of the formal teaching students will enact the project cycle based on a specific development task. During this time they will operate within a synthetic cooperate structure delivering materials in the form of reports, presentations and documentation that reflect the progress of their project and the needs of the appropriate management structure. Assessment will be based on a portfolio that combines group assessment of process and delivery of organisational objectives. Each student will also present individual critical evaluation of the processes and strategies applied in the form of a report.
Please note, exact modules may vary in order to keep content current. Your tutor will be able to advise you as to the modules you will study on or before the start of the programme.
|GCSE||GCSE English Language and Mathematics at Grade C or above|
|UCAS tariff points||260-280 points|
|GCE A level||260-280 points|
|BTEC National Diploma||DDM|
|BTEC Higher National Diploma||Direct entry into level 5 is possible in an appropriate subject to a suitable standard, provided that appropriate prerequisite subjects have been previously studied.|
We welcome applications from students who may not meet the stated entry criteria but who can demonstrate their ability to pursue the course successfully. Once we have received your application we will assess it and recommend it for SAES if you are an eligible candidate.
There are two different routes through the Salford Alternative Entry Scheme and applicants will be directed to the one appropriate for their course. Assessment will either be through a review of prior learning or through a formal test.
We are looking for applicants with a strong interest in web development technologies and multimedia and whilst we assume no prior experience, a working knowledge of HTML, CSS and any programming language would help considerably. Attention to detail and a good work ethic are important to this course, particularly with industrial placement opportunities. Creativity and innovative thinking will also be of great benefit.
A variety of delivery methods are adopted to achieve the intended learning outcomes. Broadly speaking, these are:
Key skills (for example communication and ICT) are developed throughout the programme.
Assessment methods used and associated weightings vary from module to module.
When you graduate you will have excellent web development skills supported by a large portfolio of practical work which can be used to demonstrate your abilities to prospective employers. You can expect to work as a web designer or developer in companies, consultancies and the public sector. Web technologies are integral to virtually all organisations now and many of our graduates have gained employment in the area even before their formal graduation.
Most graduates take up positions in the digital sector in small to medium sized enterprises and the BBC move from London to Salford has caused this area to expand tremendously around Manchester in recent years with a strong prediction that it will continue.
With the skills provided on the course a number of graduates have started their own web design businesses, while others have gone on to take postgraduate qualifications.
I decided to study at Salford because the course I wanted to do was technology based, and the course itself attracted me as there was a lot of media and programming in computing, which is something that I enjoy and interests me. What also attracted me was the life outside university, as there was so much to do to keep your studies balanced with a bit of fun at the same time.
For those students interested in computing, Web Development is the course to do as it involves a lot of multimedia and user interfaces along with programming, and is also very enjoyable. On the course, you get to learn about social media, video and audio output, and how to make videos, all of which involve some really fun activities. The best part is that you can get to work with the BBC, and at MediaCityUK, which really makes it worth it!
Ambareen Rahman, BSc Web Development graduate
|Type of Study||Fee|
You should also consider further costs which may include books, stationery, printing, binding and general subsistence on trips and visits.
As a UK/EU student you could be entitled to:
As an International student you could be entitled to:
The Vice-Chancellor's Undergraduate Excellence Scholarship is currently available to international students who achieve ABB at A level (or equivalent).
Start Dates: September
Three years full-time
four years full-time with industrial placement