If you are naturally curious, enjoy meeting people, and enjoy analysing data, you are probably well suited for a postgraduate programme that provides you with research training and specialist subject knowledge. If you want to make a career, eventually, as a senior manager in information systems and services, then this programme should ensure you get a flying start.
At the end of the programme you should be able to:
Analyse the requirements of information users Evaluate records management policies Apply a range of quantitative and qualitative data analysis techniques
There is a wide range of optional modules, enabling you to develop skills and knowledge in information literacy, or electronic records management, or knowledge management – the choice is up to you, and there is considerable flexibility.
The course should provide you with a professional qualification as well as the research preparation (the course will be put forward for accreditation with CILIP shortly). The scheme is based on a programme that is currently accredited by CILIP. For more information on the status of the accreditation please contact the Director of Learning and Teaching, Dr Judith Broady-Preston, [email protected]
How is the course structured?
The programme is divided into two parts, Part One (taught modules) and Part Two (dissertation).
In Part One (totalling 120 credits), you take a specific research training module as well as some other core modules in information management. You choose from a wide variety of option modules, so that you can select the subject specialist knowledge and skills that you need. All the subject specialist modules will provide you with further support on research preparation. If you successfully pass Part One you may progress to Part Two, in which you will need to complete a 60 credit dissertation of not more than 15,000 words on an approved topic.
You may exit with a Diploma (at 120 credits) or a Certificate (60 credits).
Scholarships, each worth £1,000 towards tuition fees will be available for UK/EU students commencing full-time Taught Masters courses in September 2015. Part-time students would be eligible for £500 for Year 1 and Year 2 of their Masters. The scholarships will be awarded for academic excellence (minimum of a UK upper second class honours degree or the equivalent award. In order to be considered for one of these awards, an application for a place on a taught Masters degree at Aberystwyth University must be received by 31st July 2015.
Value of Scholarship(s)
Students from the UK/EU that will be studying an on campus taught Masters and that have good results from their undergraduate degree will be entitled to an Aberystwyth Masters Scholarship worth around £1000.
Separate application forms are not required. Therefore it is essential that the application for a place be received by the (AU) Postgraduate Admissions Office by 31st July 2015 at the very latest.
International Postgraduate Excellence Scholarship
The scholarships will be awarded for academic excellence (minimum of a UK upper second class honours degree or the equivalent award, either already achieved or predicted by the candidate’s awarding university).In order to be considered for one of these awards, an application for a place on a taught Masters degree at Aberystwyth University must be received by 31st August 2015.Up to 72 scholarships worth £2500 towards tuition fees for full-time non-EU students on taught Masters courses are available for students who commence their studies in September 2015 on a first-come-first-serve basis.
Value of Scholarship(s)
Up to 72 scholarships, each worth £2,500 towards tuition fees will be available for non-UK/EU students commencing full-time Taught Masters courses in September 2015.
Separate application forms are not required. Therefore it is essential that the application for a place be received by the AU Postgraduate Admissions Office by 31st August 2015 at the very latest. Selection will be on the basis of academic excellence and the applicant’s suitability for their proposed course. A minimum (UK) 2.i Honours (or equivalent) is required for an award. Information on the comparability of non-UK degrees is available at http://www.aber.ac.uk/en/postgrad/howtoapply/before-you-apply/comparability/.
Basic entry requirement is a good Honours Degree (any discipline) + 6 months experience in an information resource environment, or suitable experience for a relevant period of time, dependent on level of responsibility and breadth of activity.Non English speakers are required to take a University recognised test of academic English language proficiency with required minimum levels equating to an IELTS score of 6.5 or a TOEFL score of 580 (paper based test) or 237 (computer based) with an essay rating of 5.0. Applicants who have successfully undertaken a degree in a UK University are exempt from this .
Recipient: Aberystwyth University
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