Taught course

Information Management and Preservation

University of Glasgow · School of Humanities

Entry requirements

Entry requirements for postgraduate taught programmes are a 2.1 Honours degree or equivalent qualification (for example, GPA 3.0 or above) in a relevant subject unless otherwise specified.

You should have a minimum of two weeks' experience in related field.

Your application should also include a short statement (500 words) outlining your interest in the programme.

Months of entry


Course content

This programme provides you with an understanding of contemporary information and records management issues. It pays special attention to the management of digital records and electronic resources, and how to manage these alongside analogue resources.


The programme is designed to put students in the strongest possible position to seek a role in Archives, Records & Information Management, Digital Curation and related fields, upon graduation. Throughout the programme we aim to provide further experience in these contexts, either through traditional placements for coursework or your dissertation, or through virtual placements working with archives and similar organisations.

As a graduate of the MSc or PGDip you will be eligible to be accredited by both the Archives & Records Association and CILIP (The Library and Information Association), providing valuable professional recognition in the archive, records and information management, and library fields.

Information for international students

International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Academic module (not General Training)

  • 6.5 with no subtests under 6.5.
  • Tests must have been taken within 2 years 5 months of start date. Applicants must meet the overall and subtest requirements using a single test.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • PGDip
    full time
    9 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • PGCert
    full time
    4 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Postgraduate Admissions