Bristol, University of the West of England

Bristol, University of the West of England

Information Management

The course is vocational and practice-oriented, geared to people working (or aspiring to work) in libraries, archives, museums and other workplaces, such as business, government, legal, financial, media and publishing organisations, and other information and knowledge managers seeking a professional qualification. Since the advent of the web, information has rapidly grown in volume and has become more accessible, especially in digital form. The course is taught by a combination of the department�s full time staff and external experts from library services and related domains. The significant contribution of external experts in to the teaching of this course helps keep it topical and oriented towards practice.

Entry requirements

1st degree of 2.2 or above, or substantial relevant experience.

Course modules

Modules include: Insight into information environments; user needs and information literacy; information organisation and access; collection management; knowledge management; personal and organisational management.

Assessment methods

Assessment in most modules is by a combination of written coursework and presentations or written exams. The dissertation is assessed by the supervisor and a 2nd marker. A work-based project may be available as a substitute for the dissertation.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 6,200 per Whole course (home fees) 1 years
MSc Full-time £ 11,750 per Whole course (overseas fees) 1 years
MSc Part-time £ 517 per Credit module (home fees) 2 years
MSc Part-time £ 979 per Credit module (overseas fees) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Frenchay Campus Bristol BS16 1QY South West

Key information

Admissions and International Development
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