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MSc/PGDip Digital Information Services (full time)

Aberystwyth University
Aberystwyth University, Wales.

United Kingdom

Learning Objectives
Year 1 Core (100 Credits) The following modules are core and must be taken

Semester 1
Information Services: Planning For Delivery ILM5420

Digital Information: Management For Access And Preservation ILM7400

Knowledge And Information Architecture ILM8620

Semester 2
Developing Information Literacy In A Digital World ILM3220

Information Organisation And Retrieval ILM5320

Digital Information: Management For Access And Preservation ILM7420

Year 1 Options You must take one of the following modules

Semester 1
Information And Society ILM5120

Information Systems In Organisations ILM9020

Semester 2
Publishing And The Web:exploring New Technologies ILM0520

Records And Information Governance ILM0820
Training Fee
Target Audience1
Contact E-Mail
01 Sep 2014 - 30 Sep 14

The Masters in Digital Information Services is designed to train you in the enhanced skills required for managing the transfer of electronic information within and between organisations and individuals. The Masters in Digital Information Services will address the theoretical and the practical – you will study managerial and strategic issues as well as the technical and practical aspects of digital library services and management. You will graduate with the skills and experience to handle information for any size of organisation, be it national, governmental or international.

As well as instructing you in subjects essential to a digital information professional – such as information architecture, literacy and management – your tutors will encourage you to work creatively and independently on your chosen areas of study. You will be pushed to innovate and approach your research topics with positivity, so that you can enhance the culture of your workplace through every possible means. In addition to subject-specific skills and knowledge, you will have the opportunity to undertake personal development and develop a set of widely-applicable professional skills to help you in any workplace – information-related or otherwise. On completion of this course your general employability will be greatly enhanced to give you the best possible chance of successful entry into your chosen career path.

One year full-time. The academic year (September to September) is divided into three semesters: September to January; January to June; June to September.

The taught part of the course (Part 1) is delivered and assessed through lectures, student seminars, practical exercises, case studies, course work and formal examinations. Successful completion allows the award of a Diploma. The subsequent successful submission of your dissertation (Part 2) leads to the award of a Masters.

Entry Requirements:
A 2:1 or above Undergraduate degree (or its equivalent) in a relevant discipline plus a minimum of 6 weeks work experience in an information resource environment.

Candidates with equivalent experience and qualifications will be considered.

English Language Requirements:
If you have a Bachelor’s degree from a UK University, you do not need to take an English proficiency test.

Non-native English speakers who do not meet this requirement must take a University-recognised test of academic English language proficiency. For further information please see our English Language requirements page.

This Masters in Digital Information Services is designed to give you a profound understanding of how information is stored, retrieved, managed, reviewed and interpreted. You will go beyond this to interrogate the structures and systems that enable and limit these practices and to find more efficient and productive ways of operating. In addition, you will be encouraged to reflect on the subject to understand its impact on and responsibility for the health of wider society.

By the end of your course of study, you will be able to demonstrate a mastery of the technological processes of information management, such as the limits of software and hardware, such as the digitisation processes itself, metadata and issues of access and interfacing. Depending on your module choices, your study topics may include Publishing and The Web: Exploring New Technologies, Records and Information Governance, Digital Preservation, Knowledge Management and many more.

Your study will culminate in a significant piece of independent research and your academic dissertation on an aspect of digital information management that holds particular interest to you. You may choose to use this study as a showcase of your expertise or as a springboard into future study or research.

In addition to this first-rate training in digital information services, you will also nurture a skill set perfect for almost any role in any business or postgraduate workplace. You will be confident in research, analysis and planning, as well as writing, reporting and argument formation to justify your decisons in managing an organisation's most precious commodity: information. These are just some of the skills you will gain which will make you a desirable employee for a wide range of public and private sector organisations and businesses.

1. Based on DPOE audience levels.

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