Digital Media and Web Technologies (BSc Hons)

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3 Years (Full-Time)
4 Years (Placement)


Park, Cheltenham

Become a multi-skilled web developer creating custom solutions for real clients.

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You’ll become a well-rounded digital media and web developer able to create innovative media rich web sites. The degree covers a range of technical aspects (HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript, MySQL and PHP) as well as creative skills such as audio, animation, graphic design and 3D modelling. User experience, mobile games and augmented reality are major themes of the course. The course's links with industry practitioners means you'll learn about current practices, creating websites for live clients such as Cheltenham Motor Sports.

You also have the option to complete a year-long work placement. Students have worked at Rancon, Montpellier Creative, Athena Web Design and IBM. You'll analyse how applications can work within a real-world context by taking exciting field trips. Students visited the Design Museum in London to see how technology could influence perceptions of the artefacts, the VR World Congress conference to get hands on experience of cutting edge virtual reality solutions and Tamworth Snow Dome to produce applications assisting skiers.

Think you've got what it takes to piece together an innovative web solution from scraps of code, in 48 hours? You'll get the chance to enter our webathon challenge for rewarding prizes. You can also exhibit your own work at the university’s COMX event where practitioners talent scout soon-to-be graduates.

Study style

A very hands-on degree creating portfolios of design work, websites, presentations and exhibitions. You'll mentored through video tutorials, electronic documents and mini-workshops where, through remote assisting software, the tutor and can display their screen alongside the student's. In your first year you will learn to design, develop and deploy HTML5 and CSS3 compliant websites for a live client, right from the ground up. In your second year you will take things to the next level and work with mobile devices, creating apps and we-based content for mobile devices. The final year of this degree you will explore search engine optimisation, social media marketing and digital methods to manage information for customers. Discover how to analyse and gather big data sets by using specialist hardware such as the Tobii Eye Tracker, the Oculus Rift, HTC VIVE or the Leap Motion.

Entry requirements

Tariff information for 2018 entry

112 tariff points

Typical offers

BBC at A levels, DMM at BTEC or use a combination of your qualifications to achieve the required tariff total.

2018 UCAS tariff table

Mature Applicants: We welcome applications from mature students (aged 21 and over) and do not necessarily require the same academic qualifications as school leaving applicants. To find out more, please email our enquiries team.

International Students: Please see the full details of entry requirements in your country. If you do not meet the academic and English language requirements, you should consider a preparation course at INTO University of Gloucestershire, which will help to prepare you for study on this degree. INTO University of Gloucestershire is based at our Park campus and offers a range of courses including International Foundation Art, Design and Media and International Year One Art, Design and Media.

Grade C in GCSE English and Mathematics (or equivalent) are normally required. If you don't meet your tariff points total we may still consider your application. Please email our admissions team for further information.

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UCAS codes

UCAS codes available for this subject
Single Honours - 3 years full-timeG450
Single Honours - 4 years placementG451


  • Mobile apps developer
  • Web developer
  • UX designer
  • Augmented reality developer
  • 2D and 3D animator
  • Mobile games designer

Industry links

Students also have the option to complete a work placement as part of the course with previous companies including Intel, GE Aviation, Codemasters, Athena Web Design, IBM and Microsoft. Enjoy learning from industry experts at our guest speaker event held  annually.

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Create usable digital media solutions for clients

Links with industry mean you'll keep up-to-date with current practices such as eye-tracking for usability and create products for companies including Aspire Psychologists and Cheltenham Motor Sports. You can also complete a work placement. Students have worked at Rancon, HP and IBM.

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Become a professional web developer

You will cover a range of technical aspects, having the opportunity to learn HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript and PHP, enabling you to work in a range of ways to create custom web sites and go beyond using web-based templates.

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A real-world approach

You will take field trips to analyse how your applications can work within a real-world context. Students have visited the Design Museum in London to see how technology could influence perceptions of the artefacts, the VR World Congress conference to view cutting edge augmented reality solutions and Tamworth Snow Dome to develop the concept design of a mobile app to assist skiers.

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