/MSc Information Management

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Provided by: UWE

Course Area: South West

Course Code: P11012

Course Type: Masters (taught)

Start date: 20210909

End date: 20220730

Subjects: Digital Education, Human Computer Interactions, Knowledge Management, User Experience Design

Accredited by: Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals (CILIP).

Price: £6,000 to £10,000

Delivery Method: Face to face

Course overview

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.


Who is this course for

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.

What will I learn

Information Contexts (30 credits) – An introduction to key information issues in a selection of professional environments, together with over-arching themes such as information as a human right, understanding user information needs and fostering partnerships.


Knowledge Organisation (30 credits) – Essential practical skills, including metadata, mark-up and classification, and current issues in digitisation, digital collection management and digital curation.


Information and Digital Literacy (15 credits) – Investigating theories for assessing and using information resources, along with those on how to teach digital literacy skills and a study of the range of digital tools available for personal information management.


Personal and Organisational Management (15 credits) – Essential professional skills for the information specialist, including communication; networking; presenting; and people, project and financial management.


You also choose two optional 15 credit modules from:


Information and Knowledge Management
Data Management
Designing The User Experience
Big Data
Cloud Computing
Linked, Open Data and The Internet of Things
Machine Learning and Predictive Analytics
Social Media and Web Science


Following the taught component of the course, you then undertake a 60 credit research dissertation that may be based on a real-world work project.

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