Aberystwyth University

Aberystwyth University

Digital Information Services

The programme is designed to train students in the enhanced skills required for managing the transfer of electronic information within and between organisations and individuals. The course addresses the theoretical and the practical. Students study managerial and strategic issues as well as the technical and practical aspects of digital library services and management. Students graduate with the skills and experience to handle information for any size of organisation, be it national, governmental or international. As well as instructing students in subjects essential to a digital information professional (such as information architecture, literacy and management), their tutors encourage them to work creatively and independently on their chosen areas of study. Students are pushed to innovate and approach their research topics with positivity, so that they can enhance the culture of their workplace through every possible means. 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 will be considered.

Assessment methods

The taught part of the course 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 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 (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
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
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 Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,600 per Year 1 (Wales) 9 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
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

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