Taught course

Digital Curation

Institution
Aberystwyth University · Department of Information Studies
Qualifications
MScPGDip

Entry requirements

A good 2ii Honours 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.

Months of entry

September

Course content

The Masters in Digital Curation is designed to train you in the enhanced skills required for collecting and curating electronic information and preparing it for use by individuals and organisations. This Masters in Digital Curation will train you in the complexities of digital asset management. You will master the policies, procedures and governance required to ensure the integrity of digital material over time, and you will graduate with the skills and experience to handle information for any size of organisation, be it national, governmental or international.

In addition to subject-specific instruction, you will also be trained in mediation so that you can manage the dialogue between stakeholders in the new digital information ecology. You will also be equipped with conventional skills in archive administration and in the scientific processes of information curation. This unique combination of disciplines and skills will prepare you for managerial and strategic roles in both academic and professional contexts. 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.

Information for international students

www.aber.ac.uk/en/international

Fees and funding

UK students
£4,500
International students
£10,750
http://www.aber.ac.uk/en/postgrad/funding-fees/calculator/

Qualification and course duration

MSc

part time
24 months
full time
12 months

PGDip

part time
21 months
full time
9 months

Course contact details

Name
Sarah Higgins
Email
armstaff@aber.ac.uk
Phone
01970 622188