Taught course

Digital Information and Media Management

Aberystwyth University · Information Management, Libraries and Archives

Entry requirements

2ii Bachelors honours degree or equivalent, plus a minimum of 6 weeks experience in a relevant sector. Non-graduates will be considered individually based on relevant work experience.

Months of entry


Course content

The Masters in Digital Information and Media Management is designed to educate you in the specific skills required for collecting and curating digital information, and preparing it for access and use by individuals and organisations. The course will teach you about the complexities of digital asset and media management including the development of policies, procedures and processes required to ensure the integrity and accessibility of digital material over time, as well as the governance requirements. You will graduate with the skills and experience to manage digital information for any size of organisation, be it national, governmental or international.

By undertaking this Masters you will be equipped with conventional skills in both records and archive management; and in the specific theoretical and technical processes surrounding digital information and media management. 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 develop a set of widely-applicable professional skills to help you in any workplace – information-related or otherwise. On completion of this course your employability will be greatly enhanced to give you the best possible chance of successful entry into your chosen career path.

The Masters in Digital Information and Media Management is designed to give you a thorough understanding of the professional theories, principles, ethics, legislation, policies and technologies that underpin the discipline. You will go beyond this to interrogate the structures and systems that define the digital information lifecycle in order to find more efficient and productive ways of operating. The world-class instruction from our departmental staff will be augmented by visiting professionals from cutting-edge organisations.

By the end of your course, you will be able to demonstrate a comprehensive knowledge of the organisational and technical processes surrounding information governance and digital information management. You will achieve this by applying your specialist skills to real-life situations throughout the course. By making the most of this experiential learning, you will graduate with a valuable skill-set gained through hands-on experience of this increasingly important subject. Your study will culminate in your academic dissertation, a significant piece of independent research, on any aspect of digital information management that holds particular interest for 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 education in digital information management, you will also develop 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 decisions in managing an organisation's most precious commodity: information.

Fees and funding

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Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    24-60 months
    • Distance learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Sarah Higgins
+44 (0)1970 622188