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MSc Information Management

Course Description

Key fact

Practice-focused, with outstanding teaching and curriculum input from a wide range of practitioners. Recently updated in line with the Professional Knowledge and Skills Base of the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals (CILIP), the MSc Information Management course has achieved re-accreditation.


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.

The path to advancement management

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.

The course is designed to give you transferable knowledge, skills and approaches that support advanced information management roles and complement a range of wider management responsibilities.

Learning and Teaching

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.

For up to date list of modules and course delivery please visit our website.

Study facilities

UWE Bristol's library provides excellent facilities for group work and private study, and gives you access to a range of books and journals in the Library and Information Science field most of the journals are available online. There are 500 workstations in the Faculty's teaching laboratories, and a large open-access laboratory that provides PC and Unix-based machines. The Faculty has its own IT Helpdesk and the campus has 24-hour computer labs. Find out more: http://www1.uwe.ac.uk/whyuwe/fantasticfacilities

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.

Open Events

We hold a number of University-wide open evenings as well as a number of subject specific events throughout the year for anyone considering postgraduate and professional study. Visit http://www1.uwe.ac.uk/whatson/opendays/postgraduateopendays.aspx

Visit the MSc Information Management page on the University of the West of England, Bristol website for more details!

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