University of Glasgow

Degree level: Postgraduate

Information Management and Preservation MSc/PgDip/PgCert (Taught)

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Course summary

The programme provides you with an understanding of contemporary information and records management issues. It pays special attention to the management of digital records and electronic resources, and how to manage these alongside analogue resources. WHY THIS PROGRAMME The programme is designed to put students in the strongest possible position to seek a role in Archives, Records & Information Management, Digital Curation and related fields, upon graduation. Throughout the programme we aim to provide further experience in these contexts, either through traditional placements for coursework or your dissertation, or through virtual placements working with archives and similar organisations. As a graduate of the MSc or PGDip you will be eligible to be accredited by both the Archives & Records Association and CILIP (Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals), providing valuable professional recognition in both the archive and library fields. PROGRAMME STRUCTURE You will develop skills in the core competencies of:

  • archives, records, and information management
  • creating and managing digital records
  • digital curation and preservation issues
  • archival theory
  • user needs
  • description, cataloguing, and navigation.
The programme consists of six courses spread over two semesters. You will take courses in: ARCHIVES AND RECORDS INFORMATION MANAGEMENT RECORDS AND EVIDENCE DESCRIPTION, CATALOGUING AND NAVIGATION MANAGEMENT, CURATION & PRESERVATION OF DIGITAL MATERIALS Optional courses may include, but are limited to: 2D DIGITISATION: THEORY & PRACTICE (PGT) LAW, INFORMATION GOVERNANCE AND COLLECTIONS ARCHIVES & RECORDS THEORY DOCUMENT ENCODING EARLY MODERN PALAEOGRAPHY To graduate with the MSc you will also need to complete a dissertation.

Professional bodies

Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.

  • Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals
  • Archives and Records Association

How to apply

International applicants

International applicant information can be found via gla.ac.uk by searching for 'international'. Classes start September 2022 and you may be expected to attend induction sessions the week before.

Entry requirements

Entry requirements for postgraduate taught programmes are a 2.1 Honours degree or equivalent qualification (for example, GPA 3.0 or above) in a relevant subject unless otherwise specified. You should have a minimum of two weeks' experience in related field. Your application should also include a short statement (500 words) outlining your interest in the programme.


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

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Additional fee information

All fees are published on the University of Glasgow website. https://www.gla.ac.uk/postgraduate/feesandfunding/

Sponsorship information

Sponsorship and funding information can be found via gla.ac.uk by searching for 'scholarships'.

Information Management and Preservation MSc/PgDip/PgCert at University of Glasgow - UCAS