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This course is CILIP accedited
This CILIP-accredited course focuses on the theoretical and practical skills you need for a career in information management. The aim is to make you into the kind of person employers are looking for: information literate with the technical know-how to develop, design and manage information systems. You will learn about the systematic acquisition, storage, retrieval, processing and use of data, information and knowledge, and how this is vital in supporting decision-making, sense-making, and organisational goals.
Furthermore, you are able to tailor the course to your own interests and career aspirations through more specialised modules such as e-business and e-commerce, business intelligence and digital advocacy. The rapid pace of technological
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You’ll need at least a 2:1 in any subject.
If you don’t have a first degree, but you have other qualifications and relevant work experience, you may be able to take the PGDip or PGCert.
English language requirements:
Overall IELTS score of 6.5, with a minimum of 6.0 in each component or equivalent.
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University of Sheffield has grown in reputation and size to become one of the UK’s leading universities with a global reputation for teaching and research. As part of the UK Russell Group, the University is a premier-league, research-led institution with over 27,000 students including more than 7,000 international students from 143 countries and over 7,000 members of staff.Read more
Why did you choose to do a Postgraduate degree?
In order to continue with my education, to gain a more professional insight into the field and to increase my abilities.
Why did you choose the Information School, University of Sheffield as your place to study?
After looking through several universities and programmes, I found that the University of Sheffield had a programme that really suited my profile and the subjects I was interested in. Furthermore, it is the number one information school in the UK.
What did you like about studying your course at Sheffield?
My teachers were doing research and had professional experience doing what I was interested in and so I had many insightful talks with them, even outside teaching, which really fulfilled the course expectations I had.
What advice would you give to current students about their studies?
Gain as much as you can from your teachers; they are always available to talk to you but you have to take the first step because at the same time they are very busy. Also, I would recommend that you focus on a topic you like and try to develop it during your course. Read as much as you can, including all the material the teachers suggest. Finally, be open and friendly to international students because they will give you a different perspective on the same topic or idea.
How has your Postgraduate degree helped you in your job? Or, when do you use skills you learned during your degree in your work?
I have worked in areas where the knowledge of the field and how it should work has really helped to improve not only the quality of the data but also the administrative processes that come with it. These are topics that I reviewed for the first time during my degree.
What advice would you give to students regarding what they can be doing whilst on their degree to enhance their employability options?
Read as much as you can about the topics of interest for you and for the industry which you want to get into. Write essays and even articles, if you can, about something important related to the industry you want to get into or the specific job type you want. Employers really value when you know what you are saying and even have an opinion on how to improve it.
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