Taught course

Digital Information Services

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 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.

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
dis-dept@aber.ac.uk
Phone
01970 622188