Masters degrees in Informational Management focus on the ways in which organisations categorise, store, retrieve and distribute information, helping postgraduates develop the skills to design and implement information management systems.
Most of these courses are Masters of Science (MSc), although some programmes are Masters of Arts – these MAs usually concentrate on library services. Other postgraduate specialisms include Library Studies, Information Technology and Information Science.
In today’s information economy, people with proven experience in the data systems that make modern life possible are in high demand. A Masters in Information Management will equip you with this expertise, giving you the opportunity to explore a whole host of areas related to information, from governance and ethics to security and big data. Many UK-based courses are certified by the Chartered Institute for Library and Information Professionals (CILIP).
After graduating, you could find work in the IT department or knowledge services department of a public / private sector organisation. If you’re already working in a relevant field, a Masters in Information Management can be an excellent way of boosting your existing skills and experience.