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Web Design

BSc (Hons)

89% employability

Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education 2017

Industry recognised

Accredited by BCS, the Chartered Institute for IT

Design for a range of devices

Learn how to design for desktop browsers, smartphones and tablets

UCAS code:
G498
Location:
Stoke-on-Trent campus
Mode of study:
Full-time
Duration:
3 years
Academic year:
17 September 2018 - 21 June 2019
09 September 2019 - 19 June 2020
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Explore cutting edge web development technologies and techniques on our Web Design degree. You'll learn how to create professional and intuitive web interfaces.

Our course is ideal for those who want to learn how to create increasingly complex interfaces for the web. You will explore cutting-edge web development technologies and techniques as well as how to create professional and future-proof web interfaces that harness the full power and flexibility of the web from both technical and aesthetic design perspectives.

The course will prepare you for work across the main elements of web design including web development and user analysis/experience. Throughout the course, you will have access to Microsoft Certifications via our Microsoft IT Academy membership. There will also be the opportunity to gain MTA certifications related to web design. Our industry standard facilities consist of quality PCs, a specialist usability lab and access to a mobile devices including smart watches, phones and tablets.

On successful completion of study, we will issue the following award: BSc (Hons) Web Design

On successful completion of study, we will issue the following award: BSc (Hons) Web Design

Work placements

You will complete a work placement between the second and final years of the course and our placement staff will work with you to identify a suitable location for your work placement. Please also note that you are responsible for any costs incurred in travelling to and from your work placement, and for any accommodation costs

      Course content

      You’ll learn about industry-standard web design and development, including web page design, HTML, CSS and JavaScript. You’ll look at web design for a range of devices, including desktop browsers, smart phones, watches and tablets. And you’ll study web design concepts, visual trends, graphical communication, design aesthetics, media on the web, accessibility, usability and user experience.

      You’ll get to develop a portfolio of work, and you’ll work with a real business on a real web project – from conception to implementation.

      In your final year, you’ll complete a project showcasing your skills as a web developer and you’ll have the chance to present your work in a graduate exhibition to local businesses.

      You’ll learn about industry-standard web design and development, including web page design, HTML, CSS and JavaScript. You’ll look at web design for a range of devices, including desktop browsers, smart phones, watches and tablets. And you’ll study web design concepts, visual trends, graphical communication, design aesthetics, media on the web, accessibility, usability and user experience.

      You’ll get to develop a portfolio of work, and you’ll work with a real business on a real web project – from conception to implementation.

      On our sandwich degree, you’ll spend your third year on a work placement. This is your opportunity to apply your knowledge learned so far in the workplace. You will find the placement a true representation of working in the real world and experience the responsibility of working within a team on live projects. The hands-on knowledge you develop will also help to shape your future career path, as you’ll have gained representative hands-on experience, which is not easy to find in any other way.

      In your final year, you’ll complete a project showcasing your skills as a web developer and you’ll have the chance to present your work in a graduate exhibition to local businesses.

      Professional body accreditation

      Accredited by BCS, the Chartered Institute for IT for the purposes of fully meeting the academic requirement for registration as a Chartered IT Professional.

      BCS accredited degree BCS logo

      Professional body accreditation

      Accredited by BCS, the Chartered Institute for IT for the purposes of fully meeting the academic requirement for registration as a Chartered IT Professional.

      BCS accredited degree BCS logo

      Modules

      This map is an indicative list of compulsory modules for 2018/2019 full-time undergraduate courses only. The range of modules available and the content of any individual module are subject to change in future years, and according to the mode of study, entry date, award type. In the event of any full-time 2018-2019 compulsory modules changing, we will contact offer holders as soon as possible to inform or consult them as appropriate.

      Year 1 compulsory modules
      Fundamentals of Computing and Mathematics
      Introduction to Software Development
      Web Concepts
      Application Modelling
      Year 2 compulsory modules
      Web Project
      Visual Web Design
      Methods and Tools for Enhancing User Experience
      Digital Media and The Web
      Year 3 compulsory modules
      Final Year Project
      Ubiquitous Computing
      Design for Mobile Devices
      Real World Web Design

      Entry requirements

      • Typical UCAS offer: 112 points
      • A levels: BBC, CCC plus 16 points from other level 3 qualifications eg B at AS
      • BTEC: DMM, MMM plus 16 points from other level 3 qualifications

      All applicants need GCSE minimum grade C Mathematics and English Language, or recognised equivalent.

      • Typical UCAS offer: 112 points
      • A levels: BBC, CCC plus 16 points from other level 3 qualifications eg B at AS
      • BTEC: DMM, MMM plus 16 points from other level 3 qualifications

      All applicants need GCSE minimum grade C Mathematics and English Language, or recognised equivalent.

      Facilities

      Careers

      Graduates from our Web Design degree work as web designers, digital media resource creators, usability specialists, mobile interface designers, web developers and web programmers. Some have set up their own companies (including Apphaus). Others have gone into teaching and a number of students have opted to pursue research careers or PhD-related study in the field.

      Teaching and assessment

      Teaching

      You will be taught through a combination of lectures, seminars, workshops and laboratory practicals. Seminars enable you to discuss and develop your understanding of topics covered in lectures in smaller groups of around 16-18 students. In addition, you will have timetabled meetings with your personal tutor at least twice a year. You will be taught in first-class learning spaces throughout your course. Many of our courses are accredited or recognised by professional, statutory or regulatory bodies.

      You will be taught through a combination of lectures, seminars, workshops and laboratory practicals. Seminars enable you to discuss and develop your understanding of topics covered in lectures in smaller groups of around 16-18 students. In addition, you will have timetabled meetings with your personal tutor at least twice a year. You will be taught in first-class learning spaces throughout your course. Many of our courses are accredited or recognised by professional, statutory or regulatory bodies.

      Assessment

      Your course will provide you with opportunities to test your understanding of your subject informally before you complete the formal assessments that count towards your final mark. Each module normally includes practice or ‘formative’ assessments, for which you receive feedback from your tutor. Practice assessments are developmental and any grades you receive for them do not count towards your module mark. There is a formal or ‘summative’ assessment at the end of each module. This includes a range of coursework assessments, such as essays, reports, portfolios, performance, presentations, final year, independent project and written examinations. The grades from formal assessments count towards your module mark.

      Your course will provide you with opportunities to test your understanding of your subject informally before you complete the formal assessments that count towards your final mark. Each module normally includes practice or ‘formative’ assessments, for which you receive feedback from your tutor. Practice assessments are developmental and any grades you receive for them do not count towards your module mark. There is a formal or ‘summative’ assessment at the end of each module. This includes a range of coursework assessments, such as essays, reports, portfolios, performance, presentations, final year, independent project and written examinations. The grades from formal assessments count towards your module mark.

      Learning support

      In addition to the excellent support you will receive from your course teaching team, our central Academic Skills team provides group and one-to-one help to support your learning in a number of areas. These include study skills (including reading, note-taking and presentation skills); written English (including punctuation and grammatical accuracy); academic writing (including how to reference); research skills; critical thinking and understanding arguments; and revision, assessment and examination skills (including time management).

      Additional support

      Our Student Enabling Centre supports students with additional needs such as sensory impairment, or learning difficulties such as dyslexia.

      Feedback

      Your course will provide you with opportunities to test your understanding of your subject informally before you complete the formal assessments. Each module normally includes practice or 'formative' assessments for which you receive feedback from your tutor. Practice assessments are developmental and any grades you receive for them do not count towards your module mark. There is a formal or 'summative' assessment at the end of each module and the grades from formal assessments count towards your module mark. You will normally receive feedback on coursework assessments within 20 working days following the date of submission. Examination feedback may take a variety of formats. However, as a minimum, generic feedback will be made available to all students who take written examinations.

      Your course will provide you with opportunities to test your understanding of your subject informally before you complete the formal assessments. Each module normally includes practice or 'formative' assessments for which you receive feedback from your tutor. Practice assessments are developmental and any grades you receive for them do not count towards your module mark. There is a formal or 'summative' assessment at the end of each module and the grades from formal assessments count towards your module mark. You will normally receive feedback on coursework assessments within 20 working days following the date of submission. Examination feedback may take a variety of formats. However, as a minimum, generic feedback will be made available to all students who take written examinations.

      Staff

      You will be taught by an expert teaching team whose expertise and knowledge are closely matched to the content of the modules on the course. The team includes senior academics and professional practitioners with industry experience. Postgraduate research students who have undertaken teaching training may also contribute to the teaching of seminars under the supervision of the module leader. Our teaching is research-informed and 72% of our full-time staff are Fellows of the Higher Education Academy.

      Philip Windridge
      Philip WindridgeCourse Leader

      Philip’s expertise lies in all things web – particularly in programming, standards and agile development. He is especially interested in the semantic web technologies, artificial intelligence, and test driven development.

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      For the academic year 2018/19 the tuition fees for this course are:

      Mode of study
      Full-time
      UK / EU / Channel Islands
      £9,250 per year of study
      International (Non-EU)
      £11,100 per year of study

      For the academic year 2019/20 the tuition fees for this course are:

      Mode of study
      Full-time
      UK / EU / Channel Islands
      £9,250 per year of study
      International (Non-EU)
      £11,320 per year of study

      For the academic year 2018/19 the tuition fees for this course are:

      Mode of study
      Full-time
      UK / EU / Channel Islands
      £9,250 per year of study
      International (Non-EU)
      £11,100 per year of study

      For the academic year 2019/20 the tuition fees for this course are:

      Mode of study
      Full-time
      UK / EU / Channel Islands
      £9,250 per year of study
      International (Non-EU)
      £11,320 per year of study

      UK, EU and Channel Island students: This tuition fee is agreed subject to UK government policy and parliamentary regulation. If the UK government passes appropriate legislation, the fee for subsequent years of study may increase in each academic year. But this increase will not exceed the rate of inflation as measured by RPIX**. Any change in fees will apply to both new and continuing students. The University will notify students of any change as early as possible. Further information about fee changes would be posted on the University’s website once this becomes available.

      **RPIX is a measure of inflation equivalent to all the items in the Retail Price Index (RPI) excluding mortgage interest payments.

      International (Non-EU) students: Tuition fees will remain the same for each year of your course, as long as you complete it in the normal time-frame (i.e. no repeat years or breaks in study).

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      BSc (Hons)
      Full-time
      17 September 2018
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      BSc (Hons)
      Full-time
      09 September 2019

      Rules and regulations

      If you are offered a place at Staffordshire University, your offer will be subject to our rules, regulations and enrolment conditions, which may vary from time to time.

      Students of Staffordshire University enter into a contract with us and are bound by these rules and regulations, which are subject to change. For more information, please see: University Policies and Regulations.

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