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  MSc Information Management


University of Sheffield    Information School

Full time & Part time September MSc 1 year full-time, 2-3 years part-time Award winner
Computer Science (8) Information Services (20)

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Embark on a transformative journey with the prestigious MSc Information Management programme at the University of Sheffield, the world's top-ranking institution for Library and Information Management. This CILIP accredited course equips you with the essential skills and knowledge to excel in designing and implementing information environments within diverse organizational settings. Through a blend of lectures, seminars, and practical sessions, you'll delve into core concepts such as data processing, knowledge management, and information governance. The programme offers flexibility with module choices, ensuring a tailored learning experience. Moreover, the opportunity to undertake a dissertation with external organizations enhances real-world problem-solving skills. With a minimum 2:1 undergraduate degree, or relevant work experience, you can unlock a world of career opportunities in renowned companies like Google, Amazon, and EY. Join us at the forefront of information science and elevate your professional journey towards success.

About the course

Prepare for your future career with the world’s number one school for Library and Information Management (QS Rankings 2024). Learn the core concepts and principles related to the systematic design and implementation of information, knowledge and data environments in organisational and networked contexts. The MSc award is CILIP

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Entry Requirements

Main course
Minimum 2:1 undergraduate honours degree.

Professional Enhancement
This is a different route to the main course. It's aimed at those who already have relevant work experience. To apply for this route you need either:

an undergraduate degree in any subject discipline and at least 2 years' relevant work experience, or
an undergraduate degree in any subject together with an acceptable relevant professional qualification and at least 2 years' relevant work experience


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Jie Dai

Graduated in 2020

I made my best decision to choose to study at the University of Sheffield as an MSc student in Information Management. In the year I have not only extended my academic vision and gained many technical skills, but stored a wonderful memory in Sheffield as well.

Firstly, I have to say I believe that the Information School is worthy of its ranking. All the teaching staff in the School are experts in the academic field, using their understanding and experience, trying to illustrate complex concepts in a way that’s easy to understand.

The modules in the Information School have a wide range of theoretical and practical elements. The choice of optional modules is quite wide, from database design to business intelligence. It can suit students from different backgrounds and interests. If you want to learn some program coding skills, the technical team will also be there to help. As for myself, I enjoyed the Python program and Visualization best among all of the modules.

Nowadays, I miss the department building and Wednesday meetings. I miss Dr Peter’s cunning ideas in the Database Course. I also miss the opportunity to play basketball with a range of international students in Goodwin each Sunday. Although the University and department tried their best to make our study comfortable, it’s hard to avoid missing the beautiful life studying in modern classrooms.

I am now an employee of a famous manufacturing company. As a support engineer in intelligent manufacturing, I need to be familiar with our databases and systems. The knowledge which Peter taught in the Database course should be highly recommended if anyone wants to be involved in any work related to database and informaton systems.

Besides that, I am also asked to play several product manager roles in my work. So all of the knowledge I got in Sheffiled has helped me a lot when dealing with non-IT worker requirements. The knowledge management ideas taught on the Information Management course should also be inspiring to a great many people since this is a big area for future development.

If you have the chance of coming to study in Information School in Sheffield, I highly recommend you coming and see what you can find here. You will never regret the choice you’ve made studying here!

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