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.
At least a 2:2 with minimum 56.5% final average Honours 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.
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.
|Qualification||Study mode||Fee||Course duration|
|PgDip||Full-time||£ 5,600 per Academic year (home fees)||9 months|
|PgDip||Full-time||£ 11,250 per Academic year (overseas fees)||9 months|
|MSc||Full-time||£ 5,600 per Academic year (home fees)||12 months|
|MSc||Full-time||£ 11,250 per Academic year (overseas fees)||12 months|
|PgDip||Part-time||£ 2,800 per Academic year (home fees)||21 months|
|PgDip||Part-time||£ 5,625 per Academic year (overseas fees)||21 months|
|MSc||Part-time||£ 2,800 per Academic year (home fees)||24 months|
|MSc||Part-time||£ 5,625 per Academic year (overseas fees)||24 months|
|Campus name||Town||Postcode||Region||Main campus||Campus||Partner|
|Penglais Campus||Aberystwyth||SY23 3AR||Wales|
Department of Information Studies