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.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Per 6 April 2015 only the English language tests from IELTS and Trinity College London are accepted for Tier 4 Visa applications to the United Kingdom. Other tests (including TOEFL, TOEIC, Pearson, City & Guilds) are no longer accepted for Tier 4 visa applications to the United Kingdom. The university might still accept these tests to admit you to the university, but if you require a Tier 4 visa to enter the UK and begin your degree programme, these tests will not be sufficient to obtain your Visa. Since the Trinity College London language tests must be taken in one of their exam centres in the UK, IELTS is now the only language test accepted for Tier 4 visas to the UK that can be taken worldwide.
No work experience is required.
Together with the ISIC Association and British Council IELTS we offer you the chance to receive up to £10,000 to expand your horizon and study abroad. We want to ultimately encourage you to study abroad in order to experience and explore new countries, cultures and languages.
Founded in 1872, Aberystwyth was the first University institution to be established in Wales. Today, it has over 9,000 registered students, including a large international community of students from over 100 countries.