Since the world went online, information has grown rapidly in volume and become infinitely more accessible. At the same time, information science and systems have been converging towards a common focus on information discovery, organisation, and management. Information management is essential in libraries, archives, museums and business, and is a much sought-after skill in careers spanning the sectors for example, in governmental, legal, financial, media and publishing organisations. Meanwhile, owners and users of information need to be able to access and evaluate information in faster and more intuitive ways.
This course is accredited by The Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals (CILIP).
The MSc Information Management is vocational and practice-oriented, designed to support information and knowledge managers. The course provides an excellent balance of traditional information management and library science, informed by cutting edge developments in information architecture and data management. It's an important route for anyone seeking professional chartership or progress to management roles.
• Information Contexts (30 credits) • Knowledge Organisation (30 credits) • Information and Digital Literacy (15 credits) • Personal and Organisational Management (15 credits) • Information and Knowledge Management • Data Management • Designing The User Experience • Big Data • Cloud Computing • Linked, Open Data and The Internet of Things • Machine Learning and Predictive Analytics • Social Media and Web Science • Dissertation
You'll learn through lectures, discussions, tutorials, practical exercises and independent reading, as well as working together in small groups.
The course has a virtual learning environment online that supports you throughout your studies. It's a useful way to communicate with fellow students and teaching staff, find administrative details about the modules, and access course materials.
We regularly welcome specialist tutors to the department to contribute to specific modules.
Assessment in most modules is through written coursework, portfolios, presentations and written exams. The supervisor and second marker will assess your dissertation.
Careers / Further study
This qualification is an excellent route to range of careers, and as a complement to existing career skills and professional development for example, for those moving into managerial roles. Our graduates have gone on to successful careers in a wide range of sectors, including educational, public sector and museum archivist roles, plus a variety of consultancy and professional services positions.
Alumni have prominent roles in local library services, university libraries in Bristol and Bath, with the government, and in records management roles in public and private sectors.
For anyone looking to pursue PhD research positions, this course is considered a highly valuable preparatory route.
- New Postgraduate Master's loans for 2016/17 academic year –
The government are introducing a master’s loan scheme, whereby master’s students under 60 can access a loan of up to £10,000 as a contribution towards the cost of their study. This is part of the government’s long-term commitment to enhance support for postgraduate study.
Scholarships and other sources of funding are also available.