PG Cert in Digital Curation

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About the course

As digital technologies continue to evolve, there is a danger of parts of our cultural history being left behind. This programme engages students with planning for digital content management and in thinking about how digital content systems will evolve into the future. Over the past 50 years we have failed to plan adequately for long term storage and presentation of digital data, this can cause serious issues, such as the deletion of content which may have significant value in the future and the loss of seminal pieces of work associated with organisations or people.

Under the supervision of skilled professionals, you will study digital curation in cutting-edge facilities and equipment, including Apple Mac-based laboratories, professionally-focused software and industry-standard digital media production facilities, which are available to you 24/7. This special PGCert links directly to a research initiative in digital media focused around the theme of Media and Memory Management (MAMRI).

Key Facts

Tuition Fees

UK/EU: £6,500 full-time
Part time: £720 (20 credits) £2,165 (60 credits) £3,250 (90 credits)

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Overseas: £12,800 full-time

More information on fees can be found in the funding information section of this page.

Application deadlines

All applicants:

We accept applications throughout the year to enable you to start at the next available academic year.

Entry requirements


A good first degree preferably in Digital Media related subject areas, 2.2 or above is desirable but not essential. All applicants will be interviewed.

We accept applications throughout the year to enable you to start at the next available academic year.

International students

If you require a Tier 4 student visa to study or if your first language is not English you will be required to provide acceptable evidence of your English language proficiency level.

This course requires IELTS 6.0 overall, with 5.5 in each skill.

For other English language proficiency qualifications acceptable by this University, please click here.

If your English currently does not reach the University's required standard for this programme, you may be interested in one of our English language courses.

Admissions status

Open for admission in 2017/18

Mode of study: Hull Campus

Duration: 1 year full-time / 2 years part-time

Study information

The PGCert consists of three compulsory modules:

  • Digital Curation
  • Digital Content Management
  • Managing Metadata

These create awareness, knowledge and practical understanding of the skills required to operate in roles related to digital media management.

Students develop a comprehensive set of skills enabling them to:

  • show creative leadership and entrepreneurship in the digital media marketplace
  • take an informed, critical and creative approach to the management and curation of digital artefacts
  • develop creativity, innovation, design skills, management ability and the ability to adapt
  • accept challenges in real world contexts leading, eventually, to a greater understanding of the digital and creative industries¬†

* All modules are subject to availability.

Funding information

Future prospects

This PGCert programme provides a platform from which students can go on into the digital media industry or consider further study such as our MA in Digital Media. Existing practitioners wishing to consider digital curation in their practice, may find projects matching professional experience to applied research would provide excellent opportunities.

You will develop key workplace skills which are highly valued by employers, both in the digital media industries and elsewhere. All of our courses are designed with employability at their heart and our acclaimed careers service is one of the very few in the country which offers lifelong support for our alumni. It has also been awarded the Matrix Standard, the UK quality standard for information, advice and guidance services.