Become an expert in managing information in a world driven by big data. Government departments, businesses, libraries, museums and archives all need people who can identify relevant information, retrieve it, organise it and make sure people can access it.
Get the professional skills you need to understand and manage information in today's fast-changing world. Learn about information storage and retrieval, while gaining skills in management and communication, information technology and research methods.
You'll gain a thorough, technology-focused and research-based education in information organisation, oriented to the needs of New Zealand information professionals.
You can study online from anywhere in New Zealand. Some courses are also available on campus in Wellington and Auckland.
Study full time and complete your Master's in two years, or study part time over three or four years so you can continue working.
You can choose to specialise in either Library Science (LIBS) or in Archives and Records Management (ARCR) and this will be stated on your qualification. You don't have to specialise, or you can choose to specialise in both areas, which will take a little longer.
You'll benefit from the School of Information Management's membership of the WISE (Web-based Information Science) Consortium. This links top schools of library and information studies from the US, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. Online courses are made available to other members and you can choose to do up to two of these in your qualification.
Depending on your goals, you can opt for a shorter postgraduate Information Studies qualification by doing the Postgraduate Certificate or Postgraduate Diploma. These are valuable programmes in themselves, or you can use them as stepping stones towards the Master's degree.
You can also study most courses in the MIS programme individually. This is useful for targeted professional development and you will receive a certificate of proficiency in that one subject area.
Develop your awareness of the Treaty of Waitangi and biculturalism during your studies. You'll gain an understanding of Māori culture and language and a knowledge of Māori taonga, or artefacts, in libraries, archives and museums.
The MIS will give you the broad skills and knowledge you need to work in many information professions. Your studies will include:
For the diploma programme, you need to do five core courses and three more courses of your choice. Certificate students do two core courses and choose a further two.
Information Studies courses are available in a variety of formats. All classes are available online and some are available in person. Some classes require you attend via internet conferencing (iConferencing) or seminar and some can be downloaded and viewed at a time convenient to you.
Classes are held on weekday evenings or on Saturdays. Some classes for core courses or large courses are held in Wellington or Auckland and you can attend on campus or online.
Study materials are delivered through Blackboard—Victoria's web-based learning environment.
You can study full time or part time. If you are studying full-time you can expect a workload of 40–45 hours a week for much of the year. Part-time students doing two courses per trimester will need to do around 20–23 hours of work a week. Make sure you take this into account if you are working full-time.
You can estimate your workload by adding up the number of points you'll be doing. One point is roughly equal to 10–12 hours work.
Many employers in the information field are now looking for graduates with Master's-level education. Go on to work as a records manager, librarian, web content manager, archivist, knowledge manager or information manager.
The Master of Information Studies is recognised by these local and international professional bodies:
MSc Management and Information Systems: Change and Development aims to train 'hybrid managers' capable of understanding both the job of management in its organisational setting, and the role, management and jargon of information, information systems and information technology.
The course intends to help close the gap of knowledge, skills, culture and language that exists between functional managers and information systems professionals - a gap that results in the majority of information systems, including e-government, e-commerce, and e-development systems, under-performing or becoming failures.
You'll therefore graduate in a strong position to lead the successful development and implementation of new information systems in a wide range of organisations. By the course's end, you will have been provided with:
An overseas field visit is an integral part of the programme. The cost of the visit is included in the programme fee. In addition, participants may undertake research visits to organisations applying information systems in practice in the UK. Field courses may be scheduled at any point during the twelve-month period of the degree programme and this may include during University vacations. Successful applicants are expected to be available to attend.
Countries to be visited may change their immigration and visa regulations at short notice. The Global Development Institute (GDI) cannot guarantee that where visas are required for the field course, they will be granted. GDI will ensure that, in the unlikely event this occurs, affected students are not academically disadvantaged.
Part-time students complete the full-time programme over 24 months. There are NO evening or weekend course units available on the part-time programme, therefore if you are considering taking a programme on a part-time basis, you should discuss the requirements with the Programme Director first and seek approval from your employer to have the relevant time off. Timetabling information is normally available from late August from the Programme Administrator and you will have the opportunity to discuss course unit choices during induction week with the Programme Director.
The taught elements of the programme, carrying 120 credits overall is continuously assessed by a variety of methods (project based reports, essays), involving largely individual submissions, but also elements of group work.
Participants must also complete a 12,000-15,000 word dissertation on a topic of their choice approved by the Programme Directors. Students are encouraged to base their dissertations on topics of direct professional concern to themselves.
'Prior to obtaining admission to the University of Manchester, I evaluated the MIS Program offered by GDI very vigilantly and identified the potential of this program in the professional market. I feel that the MSc MIS helped me in polishing my analytical and problem solving skills and bring me inline with the best practices of the Management in Information Technology field. that are necessary to accomplish my job diligently'.
'I decided to study the MSc MIS course at the University of Manchester to enhance my professional skills and (as a result) improve my career opportunities. The MSc MIS program provided my primary requirements - a well-balanced curriculum combining both project management and information systems issues.
After completing the course, I can frankly confirm that the knowledge and the skills I have gained have contributed significantly to my career progression.
I would especially mention the provision of a broad range of optional modules to study - from International Management, Human Resource Practice and Organizational Development - to e-Government, Change Management and Business Process Re-engineering and the truly international environment in GDI with students and lecturers from many different countries
Completing the course has improved my career opportunities, enhanced my professional value on the market and helped me to become a successful employee at Cisco'.
The Arthur Lewis Building provides excellent resources including analytical laboratories, studio facilities, workshops, seminar rooms, an on-site cafe and dedicated computer clusters including GIS facilities.
Practical support and advice for current students and applicants is available from the Disability Advisory and Support Service. Email: [email protected]
This programme is designed to develop two groups: functional managers who wish to take greater control over, and make a more direct contribution to, change in their organisations via the development and implementation of information systems; and information systems professionals who wish to improve the success rate of the information systems they develop or use, and who may also wish to upgrade their management skills and knowledge.
It will be relevant to those with career trajectories in the private, public, and NGO sectors, and it is particularly appropriate for those working in or with newly developed, transitional and developing countries. Our graduates have an impressive career record in the UK or in their home countries.
GDI has a large and diverse postgraduate population, with 85% of our students drawn from outside the UK, particularly from Africa, Asia and Western Europe, but also reaching out to Latin America, the Middle East, North America and the Pacific. Graduates from the MSc M&IS programme have gone on to careers that typically incorporate a mix of management, information systems and information technology responsibilities such as business analysis, change management, and e-business and e-government roles with public, private and NGO sector organisations. Others have pursued further academic study leading to a PhD and academic/research consulting careers. Since its foundation, GDI has trained over 7000 individuals from 170 different countries.
Visit our website for more information on fees, scholarships, postgraduate loans and other funding options to study Welsh / Cymraeg at Swansea University - 'Welsh University of the Year 2017' (Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2017).
The Department of Welsh / Cymraeg has specialities in a number of fields:
• Literature over the centuries
• Creative writing
• Theory of literature
• Translation techniques and technology
• Bilingualism and language planning
• Welsh for Adults and language acquisition
• Language sociology
• Valleys culture
• Drama, film, animation, broadcasting and the digital media in Wales, the United Kingdom and the USA
A research degree in Welsh / Cymraeg gives you the chance to pursue a project based around your own passions and interests in Welsh / Cymraeg, leading to a qualification which can open the door to an academic career or boost employment prospects outside academia (in the private sector, the Civil Service, or education).
The MA by Research in Welsh / Cymraeg will give you the freedom to explore a topic of your own choosing in Welsh / Cymraeg and develop a methodology under the close supervision of two experienced academics in the field of Welsh / Cymraeg but without attending regular classes as required in taught programmes.
As a Welsh / Cymraeg research student you will be supervised closely by two experienced academics in the field of Welsh / Cymraeg. Typically, as a student enrolled in the MA by research in Welsh / Cymraeg you will meet them fortnightly in the first term and at regular intervals thereafter. Meetings are logged and goals agreed each time.
All research students including those of Welsh / Cymraeg programme are required to attend skills and training courses at College and Institutional level. They give presentations to other research students and staff at departmental seminars and the annual departmental postgraduate symposium including the Department of Welsh in June and the College of Arts and Humanities conference in October. Advanced research students including those of Welsh / Cymraeg may have opportunities to teach undergraduate tutorials and seminars. Welsh / Cymraeg research students have a budget (currently £200 per year) to attend conferences outside Swansea.
MA by Research in Welsh / Cymraeg degree typically lasts from one year (full-time study) to two years (part-time study).
The MA by Research in Welsh / Cymraeg is ideal for those who want:
- an MA qualification in niche areas where taught programmes are not offered;
- the experience of a research degree without committing to a PhD.
Research proposals are invited on any topic in Welsh / Cymraeg for which staff can provide supervision.
For informal queries regarding the MA by Research in Welsh / Cymraeg, please contact Non Vaughan Williams, Director of Postgraduate Studies at Academi Hywel Teifi, by phoning 01792 205678 (ext. 4815).
Mae gennym arbenigedd mewn nifer o feysydd:
• Llenyddiaeth ar hyd y canrifoedd
• Ysgrifennu creadigol
• Theori llenyddiaeth
• Technegau a thechnoleg cyfieithu
• Dwyieithrwydd a chynllunio ieithyddol
• Cymraeg i Oedolion a chaffael iaith
• Cymdeithaseg iaith
• Diwylliant y cymoedd
• Drama, ffilm, animeiddio, darlledu a’r cyfryngau digidol yng Nghymru, y Deyrnas Unedig ac America
Mae'r cwrs gradd ymchwil mewn astudiaethau Gymraeg yn rhoi cyfle i chi ddilyn prosiect ar rywbeth mae gennych ddiddordeb byw ynddo, a fydd yn arwain at gymhwyster a all agor drysau i yrfa academaidd neu roi hwb i'ch rhagolygon yn y byd gwaith y tu allan i'r byd academaidd (yn y sector preifat, y Gwasanaeth Sifil, neu addysg).
Bydd yn cynnig y rhyddid i chi ymchwilio i bwnc o'ch dewis a datblygu methodoleg o dan oruchwyliaeth fanwl dau academydd profiadol, heb orfod mynd i ddosbarthiadau rheolaidd fel sy'n ofynnol gan raglenni a addysgir.
Byddwch yn cael eich goruchwylio'n fanwl gan ddau academydd profiadol yn eich maes. Fel arfer, byddwch yn cwrdd â nhw bob pythefnos yn ystod y tymor cyntaf ac yn rheolaidd wedi hynny. Caiff y cyfarfodydd eu logio a bydd nodau'n cael eu cytuno bob tro.
Mae disgwyl i'r holl fyfyrwyr ymchwil fynd ar gyrsiau sgiliau a hyfforddi yn y Coleg a gan y Sefydliad. Maent yn rhoi cyflwyniadau i fyfyrwyr ymchwil eraill a staff mewn seminarau adrannol a'r symposiwm ôl-raddedig adrannol blynyddol ym mis Mehefin a chynhadledd Coleg y Celfyddydau a'r Dyniaethau ym mis Hydref. Mae'n bosibl y bydd cyfleoedd i fyfyrwyr ymchwil uwch roi tiwtorialau a seminarau i fyfyrwyr israddedig. Mae cyllideb (£200 y flwyddyn ar hyn o bryd) ar gael i chi fynd i gynadleddau y tu allan i Abertawe.
Mae graddau MA drwy Ymchwil fel arfer yn para am gyfnod o un flwyddyn (astudio'n llawn amser) neu ddwy flynedd (astudio'n rhan-amser).
Mae'r cwrs MA drwy Ymchwil yn ddelfrydol ar gyfer y rheini sy'n dymuno cael:
cymhwyster MA mewn meysydd arbenigol lle nad yw rhaglenni a addysgir yn cael eu cynnig;
profiad o gwrs gradd ymchwil heb orfod ymrwymo i gwrs PhD.
Gwahoddir cynigion ymchwil ar unrhyw bwnc y gall staff ddarparu goruchwyliaeth ar ei gyfer.
Am ymholiadau anffurfiol cysylltwch â: Non Vaughan Williams, Cyfarwyddwr Astudiaethau Ôl-radd Academi Hywel Teifi ar 01792 205678 (est. 4815).
This MA looks at contemporary changes in media and communications, by putting into perspective the transformations that affect the way people live and work, national and international institutions evolve, and how cultural practices develop.
This programme's internationally acclaimed and comparative approach to the events, issues and debates of our times is particularly suited for those interested in exploring the bigger picture as well as the nitty-gritty of transformations in media and communications and their impact on culture, society and politics.
Its cutting-edge and interdisciplinary approach to postgraduate learning, independent study, and life skills provides you with the analytical skills, conceptual knowledge and practical understanding of the real and imagined shifts that are taking place in – and through – the media industries, everyday life online and on the ground at home and abroad.
The Masters attracts budding scholars, media practitioners, activists, and advocates from many regions, with a variety of educational and professional backgrounds.
It's particularly suitable for those wanting to move their knowledge and analytical skills up a level for further study as well as for those who have experience of studying or working in the media and cultural sectors, non-profits and other third sector organisations, alternative media, the arts, grassroots and international advocacy and activism.
The programme achieves these goals by:
The Programme Director is Professor Marianne Franklin. Lecturers, guest speakers, and research students on this programme are affiliated to the Centre for the Study of Global Media and Democracy, the School of Mass Communications at Texas Tech University (USA), the United Nations Internet Governance Forum, Edinburgh Law School, Le Monde diplomatique, a number of international NGOs, activist and advocacy groups, international academic and media networks.
The programme is broken into three parts:
The themes covered may vary from year to year, depending on research developments and staff availability.
Along with two compulsory (core) modules, research skills module, and a research dissertation, you can choose from a range of theory and practice option modules from Media & Communications as well as other Goldsmiths departments.
Distinguishing Features: this programme's content, structure, and assessment takes an interdisciplinary and innovative approach to:
Activities: Based on an interactive communication model of learning and teaching, the core programme is organised around lectures, participatory workshops, student presentations, written work, informed debates.
On completing this programme you will be able to (re)enter the workplace, return to your creative pursuits, activism, or advocacy project or, if you wish, continue onto further research with up-to-date knowledge about the facts and fictions around these trends.
You also take:
Research Skills (60 credits)
As an integral part of successfully completing the Dissertation component, students take part in a two-term Research Skills module. Here we cover topics such as:
By term’s end students will be fine-tuning their individual research projects, contributing to our study of these themes in class presentations. Workshops and one to one supervision will provide further support for students until the end of the summer teaching term.
We offer a wide range of option modules each year.
Individual and group presentations; live video/web conferences, examined essays and research papers; qualitatively assessed assignments and discussion leading; dissertation.
Graduates from this programme find work and excel in a number of domains:
Alumni have found work with the BBC world service, Globo corporation, Carnegie Foundation, European parliament and European Commission, CCTV, NBC, Google, Microsoft, NGOs (eg Greenpeace, Global Partners) and charities (eg Dementia UK), newspapers (eg in South Korea, Brazil, Slovenia, China), alternative media and advocacy networks, museums, theatres and art gallerires, online national and international media outlets (eg Chinese, indigenous Taiwanese), PR and marketing around the world.
Other alumni have continued on to PhD programmes, at Goldsmiths and elsewhere. Many have been successful in gaining research scholarships and funding to further their academic and practitioner careers.
This MS programme is focused, practical-based, highly innovative and "hands-on", mixing the cutting-edge of VR and SoMe with advanced practical training and telementoring in robotics and laparoscopy from some of the world's most renowned expert surgeons. This degree incorporates latest technologies that will place students at the forefront of modern surgical training.
Students learn advanced practical skills in minimally-invasive surgery and have the opportunity to improve their laparoscopic and robotic skills.
Academic surgeons who are experts in their field and recognised as thought leaders in surgery teach on this programme.
You will learn about and develop Virtual and Augmented Reality models at the cutting edge of surgery and be among the only group of students who are specifically taught on the use of SoMe in surgery by some of the pioneers of this movement.
Students undertake modules to the value of 180 credits.
The MS consists of six core modules (90 credits), two optional modules (30 credits) and a research dissertation (180 credits).
A Postgraduate Certificate is also available and consists of four core modules (60 credits).
For the MS Award, two optional modules are chosen from the following:
This module gives students the opportunity to undertake an individual supervised design project, which will involve collection of primary data, planning, decision-making and production of either a practical research model for training in MIS and/or a VR software model for use or diagnosis in the field of minimally invasive surgery.
Teaching and learning
The programme is delivered through a combination of lectures, tutorials, workshops, practical sessions, group discussions and distance learning. Assessment is through written examination, coursework, presentation, dissertation and viva voce.
Further information on modules and degree structure is available on the department website: Advanced Minimally-Invasive Surgery MS
UCL is one of the world’s very best universities, consistently placed in the global top 10 in world rankings. It is affiliated with University College Hospital (UCLH) which is recognised as a centre of excellence. The university has highly advanced simulation facilities for surgical training as well as excellent collaborative links with other similarly progressive units throughout the surgical community.
The technology integrated into this programme will allow students to be mentored and assessed by surgeons in Europe and the USA whilst being based at the Bloomsbury Campus, using state-of-the-art telestration equipment.
The module structure will also allow students to work directly with experienced academics and develop projects that will be clinically applicable to their future careers. The international, multidisciplinary academic environment will allow students to directly interact with some of the key opinion leaders in surgery - learning operative skills as well as observing the latest procedures - and tailor their practice to be at the forefront of modern surgery.
The Research Excellence Framework, or REF, is the system for assessing the quality of research in UK higher education institutions. The 2014 REF was carried out by the UK's higher education funding bodies, and the results used to allocate research funding from 2015/16.
The following REF score was awarded to the department: Division of Surgery & Interventional Science
80%: Clinical Medicine subjects; 95%: General Engineering subjects rated 4* (‘world-leading’) or 3* (‘internationally excellent’)
Learn more about the scope of UCL's research, and browse case studies, on our Research Impact website.
The Georgina Gatenby Scholarship is recruiting a Masters by Research student to carry out research on lung cancer. The succesfull applicant will have a BSc in Biochemistry and an interest in cell biology, and will have the opportunity to develop skills in molecular cloning, protein expression, mammalian cell culture, sub-cellular fractionation and image analysis. S/he will be a capable communicator and willing to engage with funders to explain goals and progress.
The project will be co-supervised by Dr Dawn Coverley and Professor Jennifer Potts and will focus on the CIZ1B protein and its link with lung cancer. The underpinning research question concerns the effect of cancer-associated CIZ1 mis-splicing on CIZ1 function and will involve structural analysis of the nuclear matrix anchor domain. Results will be related to cellular function with focus on the emerging role of CIZ1 in maintenance of epigenetic state using the inactive X chromosome as a model.