MA Web Design & Content Planning

Programme details

The MA Web Design and Content Planning programme (formerly known as MA Website Architecture) is run by the department of Creative Professions and Digital Arts within the faculty of Architecture, Computing and Humanities at the University of Greenwich. Over the years, the faculty has gained an enviable reputation for the way in which digital design has been integrated into traditional design programmes such as Architecture and Landscape Architecture. Recently, the School has sought to capitalise on this expertise by developing entirely new digital design programmes such as those in 3D-Digital Design, and Graphic and Digital Design. Many of these programmes already include courses in web design and the MA Web Design and Content Planning programme is a natural development of the School's digital design portfolio into this exciting new area.

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Students listen intently during a presentation for Talk Web Design 2014

To find out more about the content of the programme and the various courses, see the Core courses page. Further information on attendance, location and applications is given below. Details of our approach to web design can be found on the Our philosophy and Design principles pages. If you need more information or would like to arrange a visit to the School or if you'd just like to talk to us on the phone, please use our contact form.

Entry Requirements

The entry requirements for the programme are relatively straightforward. We require a good honours degree (usually 2:1 or higher) or an equivalent professional qualification or equivalent professional experience. An English language qualification such as IELTS (at 6.5 or higher) is required if English is not your first language.

Attendance and Term Dates

The programme is run in two ‘modes’; full-time and part-time. The full-time mode requires one day of attendance per week for one year and the part-time mode requires one half day of attendance per week for two years. The programme is taught on a ‘blended’ basis. This means that the duration of attendance is less than on traditionally taught programmes. Face-to-face teaching is supplemented by on-line discussions and students will be expected to dedicate additional time for this type of activity and for project work. This particular teaching/learning method has been developed to appeal to those students in full-time employment.

The part-time mode is recommended for all students in full-time employment or those with little or no existing experience in web design. The full-time mode should only be considered by students who are able to dedicate a minimum of 25 hours per week (in addition to attendance) to the programme.

Currently, the day of attendance is Wednesday. Term dates are published on the University website but the programme usually starts in the middle of September each year with induction days in the week before teaching begins. All students must attend the induction days. Term 1 runs through to mid-December (no half-term). Term 2 teaching begins in the second week of January and runs through to Easter. In total, there are 24 teaching weeks, 12 before Christmas (Term 1) and 12 after (Term 2). During the summer, full-time and part-time year 2 students continue to work on their Web Thesis Project and submit in the first week of October.

The 2017-18 session begins on Monday, 18th September 2017 with a welcome event at 2pm and then continues with teaching beginning on Wednesday, 20th September.


All teaching for this programme is based at the new Stockwell Street building in the centre of Greenwich and close to the Maritime campus with some additional activities arranged online.


Greenwich is easily reachable by public transport but there is very limited car parking near the site. See Getting to Greenwich for more information.

Tuition fees

Fees for this programme for the 2017-2018 session: home and EU students pay £8,250 for the full-time mode or £1,375 per 30 credits for the part-time mode (90 credits in year 1 and 90 credits in year 2). International students (outside the EU) pay £13,500 for the full-time mode (part-time mode is not available to international students).

Note: these figures should be used as a guide only. Please see the University of Greenwich Postgraduate Tuition Fees page or the International Student Tuition Fees page for more information.


You will find information on funding at the University Postgraduate fees, bursaries and scholarships page. UK students may apply for a government loan of up to £10,000 towards the cost of postgraduate study.

UK students may also be able to apply for a Professional and Career Development Loan, please see the relevant GOV.UK information for details.

Equivalent or Lower Qualifications (ELQs)

Home and EU students who already hold an equivalent level qualification (in this case, a masters degree) will be charged at a higher rate. Please see the ELQ information page for more details.


Postgraduate applications should be made online using the online application service. See ‘Applying for a postgraduate programme’ for more details. For further information on the application process or to enquire about alternative application methods, please contact the Enquiry Unit; telephone: 020 8331 9000 or email:

We place a great deal of weight on the personal statement when selecting students. Please ensure that you provide a comprehensive personal statement when making your application. Tell us about your educational and/or professional background, why you think this programme will help you and what your career plans are after the programme. This will help us to understand your objectives so we can be sure the programme is right for you.

International Students

International students should contact the International Student Advice Service (ISAS) for help with visas, immigration and advice on tuition fees and funding.

Both full-time and part-time modes are available and the programme begins in the September of each year. Applications can be made at any time but we recommend that prospective students contact us as early as possible because places are limited. Applications made later than mid-August are unlikely to be processed in time for the start of the programme.

Note: There is no January entry point for this programme.

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