This Masters in Information Management and Leadership is designed to deepen your understanding of information and resource management, enterprise and librarianship. Taught from the Department of Information Studies, the Masters in Information Management will challenge you to manage the transfer and curation of knowledge across physical and administrative boundaries and between departments and disciplines.
You will graduate with the skills and experience to improve management and leadership practice of world-class information organisations. You will be encouraged to work creatively and independently on your chosen areas of study. Your tutors will push you to innovate and approach your research topics with objectively, so that you can enhance the culture of your workplace through every possible means. In addition to subject-specific skills and knowledge, you will have the opportunity to undertake personal development and develop a set of widely-applicable professional skills to help you in any workplace – information-related or otherwise. On completion of this course your general employability will be greatly enhanced to give you the best possible chance of successful entry into your chosen career path.
See the website http://courses.aber.ac.uk/postgraduate/information-management-leadership-masters/
The taught part of the course (Part 1) is delivered and assessed through lectures, student seminars, practical exercises, case studies, course work and formal examinations. Successful completion allows the award of a Diploma. The subsequent successful submission of your dissertation (Part 2) leads to the award of a Masters.
This Masters in Information Management and Leadership is designed to give you a deeper understanding of how information management relates to its technological, social, political, professional and economic environments. You will look beyond superficial description and classification and address legal and regulatory responses to issues including the capture, retrieval and destruction of information.
You will be challenged to prove your mastery of a wide range of business and leadership strategies in the management of information. This will include procedural and human considerations, as staffing, training and mitigating human error will impact your success just as will any systematic issue. Your study topics may include Contemporary Leadership, Records And Information Governance, Markets Consumption And Strategy, Management Information Systems among many others. You will tailor your study by selecting option modules in the second semester.
Your study will culminate in your final dissertation on an aspect of Information Management and Leadership that holds particular interest to you. This dissertation will bring together the knowledge gained during the programme and allow you to demonstrate your learning on a specific issue or problem. You may use this study to showcase your expertise or as a springboard into future study or research.
In addition to this first-rate training in both information management and leadership, you will also nurture a skill set perfect for almost any role in any business or postgraduate workplace. You will be confident in research, analysis and planning, as well as writing, reporting and argument formation to justify your decisons in managing an organisation's most precious commodity: information. These are just some of the skills you will gain which will make you a desirable employee for a wide range of public and private sector organisations and businesses.
The university has a proud tradition of research excellence, as demonstrated in the most recent Research Excellence Framework (2014) assessment. It placed the university in the top 50 institutions for research power and intensity. It submitted 77% of eligible staff and 95% of the university's research was of an internationally recognised standard.
More of our Postgraduate Students (74.1%) entered employment at a graduate level than the national average (72.1%), earnign more on average than Postgraduates in other fields. * 2010/11
This degree will suit you:
- If you wish to receive first-rate training in information management
- if you want to be equipped with cutting edge techniques and theories in organisational leadership
- if you are, or intend to be, a manager in an information context
- if you desire skills highly sought-after by any postgraduate employer
Every course at Aberystwyth University
is designed to enhance your vocational and general employability. This Masters will equip you with latest developments in information management, both in terms of technological and theoretical approaches. By balancing the theory with the practice, you will be strongly placed to succeed in the jobs marketplace, particularly in organisations that prize well-trained managers of people and resources and in leadership. The course of study will also equip you with a wide range of more general work skills – in research, analysis, writing, presentation and management – ensuring your employability is improved across the board.
- Key Skills and Competencies:
Study Skills You will develop skills in quickly and accurately assimilating data and interpreting organisational processes – which you will find invaluable in managing future information transactions and storage. You will develop productive strategies for planning and problem-solving that can be applied beyond your chosen area of study, making you an versatile academic as well as a productive manager in a work context.
- Self-Motivation and discipline:
Studying at Masters level requires discipline and self-motivation from every candidate. You will have access to the expertise and helpful guidance of departmental staff, but you are ultimately responsible for devising and completing a sustained programme of scholarly research in pursuit of your Master’s degree. This process of independent study at an extremely high level will strengthen your skills as an independent and self-sufficient worker, a trait prized by most employers.
- Transferable Skills:
The Masters programme is designed to give you a range of transferable skills that you can apply in a variety of employment contexts. Upon graduation, you will have proven your abilities in structuring and communicating ideas efficiently, writing for and speaking to a range of audiences, evaluating and organizing information, working effectively with others and working within time frames and to specific deadlines. Whether you pursue a career in an information and leadership pathway or not, the prestige of your Masters will open doors for you into workplaces in every industry.
Find out how to apply here http://courses.aber.ac.uk/postgraduate/information-management-leadership-masters/#how-to-apply
A 2:1 or above Undergraduate degree (or its equivalent) in a relevant discipline plus a minimum of 6 weeks work experience in an information resource environment. Candidates with equivalent experience and qualifications will be considered.