In collaboration with the School of Management and Business, the Department offers an ESRC accredited research training masters course in the Information Management specialist area. It is aimed at students who are considering doctoral research in the future. Students wishing to pursue this programme may apply to the ESRC for funding for the Masters programme.
A degree in Information Studies can be the start of a varied and interesting career in the world of information in all its contexts: libraries, archives, record offices, the public and private sectors, in the UK and elsewhere.
The Department of Information Studies has a well-established reputation for research in the field of library and information studies, demonstrated in the results of the Research Assessment Exercise (RAE) 2008, with 50% of its research outputs judged as internationally excellent and 85% as internationally recognised. Currently, research activity and interests in the Department clusters around three foci:
Our research activity clusters around issues in relation to the ability of individuals, organisations, and societies to obtain, manage, organise and retrieve information and knowledge in an increasingly complex and diverse Digital Age. Contemporary issues relate to intellectual property, cultural memory and identity, and communication and creativity in a digital age. Digital innovation and developments, social media, web 2.0 and beyond, the potential for an ‘infinite archive’ and associated changes to the way people and organisations interact are opening up new opportunities and challenges for libraries, information services, museums and archives.
Admission to UK universities often requires that students have completed a recognized Bachelor's degree. International students should consider taking a Pre-Master to gain access to UK universities when:
No work experience is required.
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