The programme is offered fully online and allows you the opportunity to flexibly fit your studies around your schedule. It offers a variety of highly engaging learning materials and activities. Your learning experience will be enhanced with an accessible and attractive learning platform, and enhanced online student support.
This programme is currently not supported by any Recognised Teaching Centres. Check this page for further updates.
This postgraduate programme is delivered online and there is no requirement to come to the UK as part of your studies.
When you register, we will give you access to the Student Portal. You can then access your University of London email account and other key resources including:
- The Student Guide provides information which is common to all students and gives you guidance relating to your study experience through to graduation.
- The Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) which offers online learning support, access to the student café and discussion areas, and other study materials.
- The Online Library provides access to over 100 million academic electronic items comprising E-books, E-journals, conference proceedings etc. In addition, students can request items which are not held in the library via the library's Inter-Library loans service with the British Library. All registered students have free access to the University of London’s Online Library.
- Senate House Library provides free reference access for all registered distance and flexible learning students.
All students receive online module leader support and feedback while studying this programme. Module leaders introduce the modules, respond to queries, monitor discussions and provide guidance on assessments.
All essential resources, activities, videos, discussions and support are provided through the VLE. This allows you to fit your studies around your work commitments. There is no need to purchase additional textbooks.
The flexible approach to learning allows students to complete the PGCert in a minimum of one year (subject to module availability) to a maximum of five years.
You can study at your own pace, either part-time or full-time, adjusting the intensity of learning to suit your needs. Modules are offered over two 20-week sessions each academic year. You choose which sessions to enter and how many modules to complete in each session.
We are committed to delivering an exceptional student experience for all of our students, regardless of which of our programmes you are studying and whether you are studying independently or with a Recognised Teaching Centre.
You will have access to support through:
- The Student Advice Centre – provides support for application and Student Portal queries.
- TalkCampus – a peer support service that offers a safe and confidential way to talk about whatever is on your mind at any time of day or night.
- Student Relationship Managers - a team of Student Relationship Managers (SRMs) are here to support and advise you throughout your studies. They aim to ensure that you are fully up-to-date with important and useful information about how best to complete your studies.
Each module is assessed by one end of term coursework. The pass mark for each module is 50% and all coursework items are submitted through the VLE.
Managing a digital project: A written project plan of 4000-6000 words, outlining your digital media venture, including sector research and analysis, project management, strategy, risk and evaluation, and a summary of your learning journey across the module.
Social media and online branding: A written marketing and social media plan of 4000-6000 words, for your digital media venture, including platform evaluations, customer demographic research and analysis, competitor research and analysis, customer engagement, branding, social media tactics and content production for digital media.