Aberystwyth University

Aberystwyth University

Information Governance and Assurance

This course equips students to take a more hands-on roll in developing strategy, policy and procedures for managing digital assets. Traditional records management forms part of the curriculum, as do tools for management and research, but specific modules in assurance and compliance aim to further develop some of the skills now required by these new roles and encourage cross disciplinary thinking and working. They form part of a complex structure of assessments regarding information value, alignment, and assurance, all of which operate within an overreaching performance and risk framework. The role that records and information management professionals are now developing requires a high level understanding of these and related areas and how they function and interact within organisations. The ability to understand and communicate the record keeping needs to each of the various professions, business units and communities of practice responsible for enterprise wide initiatives is greatly enhanced by study of these convergences.

Entry requirements

A strong Honours degree (in any discipline) plus a minimum of 6 months relevant experience in a suitable organisational environment, such as records and information management, information technology or policy/strategy units or legal teams. Applicants must be in related employment for the duration of the course (supported voluntary posts are potentially acceptable) and have pre-defined information and communication technology skills and access to a computer linked to the internet; IELTS 6.5 or TOEFL 93 (internet-based).

Assessment methods

The programme is assessed on the basis of coursework in part 1 and the dissertation in part 2. Successful completion of part 1 allows the award of a diploma. The subsequent successful submission of your research dissertation (part 2) leads to the award of an MSc.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Distance learning £ 7,980 per Academic year (home fees) 60 months
MSc Distance learning £ 7,980 per Academic year (overseas fees) 60 months
MSc Distance learning £ 7,980 per Academic year (rest of UK fees (Scottish courses)) 60 months
MSc Distance learning £ 7,980 per Academic year (EU fees) 60 months
PgDip Distance learning £ 7,980 per Academic year (rest of UK fees (Scottish courses)) 48 months
PgDip Distance learning £ 7,980 per Academic year (EU fees) 48 months
PgDip Distance learning £ 7,980 per Academic year (home fees) 48 months
PgDip Distance learning £ 7,980 per Academic year (overseas fees) 48 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Distance Learning

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Key information

Contact: 
Department of Information Studies
Telephone number: 
01970 622069