Aberystwyth University

Aberystwyth University

Digital Curation

The programme is designed to train students in the enhanced skills required for collecting and curating electronic information and preparing it for use by individuals and organisations. This course trains students in the complexities of digital asset management. Students master the policies, procedures and governance required to ensure the integrity of digital material over time, and 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, students also are trained in mediation so that they can manage the dialogue between stakeholders in the new digital information ecology. Students also are equipped with conventional skills in archive administration and in the scientific processes of information curation. This unique combination of disciplines and skills prepares students for managerial and strategic roles in both academic and professional contexts. In addition to subject-specific skills and knowledge, students have the opportunity to undertake personal development and develop a set of widely-applicable professional skills to help them in any workplace (information-related or otherwise).

Entry requirements

A 2.1 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 are considered.

Assessment methods

The taught part of the course (part 1) is delivered and assessed through lectures, student seminars, practical exercises, case studies, course work and formal examinations. Successful completion allows the award of a Diploma. The subsequent successful submission of the dissertation (part 2) leads to the award of a Master's.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,600 per Year 1 (England) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 11,250 per Year 1 (International) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,600 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,600 per Year 1 (Scotland) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,600 per Year 1 (Wales) 12 months
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,800 per Year 1 (England) 24 months
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 5,625 per Year 1 (International) 24 months
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,800 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 24 months
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,800 per Year 1 (Scotland) 24 months
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,800 per Year 1 (Wales) 24 months
PgDip Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,600 per Year 1 (Wales) 9 months
PgDip Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,600 per Year 1 (England) 9 months
PgDip Full-time September 2016 GBP 11,250 per Year 1 (International) 9 months
PgDip Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,600 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 9 months
PgDip Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,600 per Year 1 (Scotland) 9 months
PgDip Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,800 per Year 1 (England) 21 months
PgDip Part-time September 2016 GBP 5,625 per Year 1 (International) 21 months
PgDip Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,800 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 21 months
PgDip Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,800 per Year 1 (Scotland) 21 months
PgDip Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,800 per Year 1 (Wales) 21 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Penglais Campus Aberystwyth SY23 3AR Wales

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Key information

Contact: 
Department of Information Studies
Telephone number: 
01970 622188