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Information Management (MSc/PgDip)

Course Description

Why this course?

This course is accredited by the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals (CILIP). It’s also recognised by the Chartered Management Institute (CMI).

It assumes no prior knowledge or experience of information systems and allows you to apply existing skills and knowledge regardless of background.

The aim of the course is to help you become a versatile manager operating at the interface between business and information and communication technology (ICT). You’ll also be able to manage specialist information-based services.

As an information manager your responsibilities are likely to include:
- information strategy & policy formulation
- information system architecture analysis & design
- information resource management

The course provides you with core business, management and technology skills. There’s a particular focus on business information systems.

See the website https://www.strath.ac.uk/courses/postgraduatetaught/informationmanagement/

You’ll study

Diploma and MSc students follow the same instructional course for the first two semesters.

If you meet the standard required to proceed to MSc, you’ll undertake a dissertation in the following three months.

- Compulsory classes
These classes are as follows:
- Information Systems Architecture
- Information Systems Development
- Database and Web Systems Development
- Information Retrieval & Access
- Information Law
- Business Analytics
- Organisation of Knowledge
- Research Methods

- Dissertation
This is an individual research project on an approved topic. It allows you to pursue an area of specific interest, providing scope for original thought, research and presentation.


This course is accredited by the CILIP and also recognised by the CMI.

Graduates are entitled to become associate members of CILIP and are eligible for chartership leading to the award of MCLIP. Graduates are also entitled to associate membership of CMI (ACMI) and can progress to Member grade (MCMI) and finally Chartered manager.

Pre-Masters Preparation Course

The Pre-Masters Programme is a preparation course for international students (non EU/UK) who do not meet the entry requirements for a Masters degree at the University of Strathclyde. The Pre-Masters programme provides progression to a number of degree options.

To find out more about the courses and opportunities on offer visit isc.strath.ac.uk or call today on +44 (0) 1273 339333 and discuss your education future. You can also complete the online application form, or to ask a question please fill in the enquiry form and talk to one of our multi-lingual Student Enrolment Advisers today.

Learning & teaching

Teaching methods include lectures, tutorials and practical laboratories. Dissertation is by supervision.


Coursework assignments involve:
- individual work
- group projects
- exams
- practical work in computer laboratories

For the award of the MSc, you’ll be required to complete an individual project under supervision. This should contain an element of original research.


Graduates are employed in management and consultancy roles, both in the private and public sector. Previous employers include:
- Arthur Anderson
- Cap Gemini
- Sun Microsystems
- Compaq
- Standard Life
- Ministry of Defence

Find information on Scholarships here http://www.strath.ac.uk/search/scholarships/index.jsp

Visit the Information Management (MSc/PgDip) page on the University of Strathclyde website for more details!

(Student Profile)

Gary Kean

The material covered is very focused on what employers look for and has truly provided me with the knowledge and skills required to take the next step in my career. Prior to graduation I was offered a graduate traineeship with a global consultancy firm.

(Student Profile)

Emmanuel Asamoah-Okyere

The University gave me an opportunity to make a career change to Information Technology without the need for a background in computer science. Staff were very supportive, approachable and professional; they ensured that I had a stress-free and memorable academic experience.

(Student Profile)

Olubukola Oduntan

I recommend studying MSc Information Management at the University of Strathclyde - not only because of the real life application of the course content, but also because of lecturers’ zeal to impact knowledge


Entry Requirements

First or upper second-class Honours degree, or overseas equivalent. Consideration may also be given to those holding other qualifications in relevant disciplines. Applicants whose first language is not English are normally required to have an IELTS score of 6.5 or TOEFL 90-95 IBT.

Course Fees

2015/16: Scotland/EU £4,500; Rest of UK £5,500; International £13,200

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