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MSc PG Certificate PG Diploma

Information Management

Information School, Faculty of Social Sciences

We are the world’s leading centre for information, data, library and knowledge management research and teaching. Our courses are fully accredited by CILIP and will equip you with the knowledge and skills required by employers.
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Course description

This CILIP-accredited course focuses on the theoretical and practical skills you need for a career in information management.The aim is to make you into the kind of person employers are looking for: information literate with the organisational and technical know-how to design, implement, and manage information environments in support of organisational goals.

You’ll acquire valuable transferable skills such as presentation and report writing. We can help develop your skills as an information leader.

If you’re an experienced professional, you could consider taking the Professional Enhancement Programme.

Professional Enhancement Programme

The Professional Enhancement Programme is designed for experienced professionals. The emphasis is on helping you re-evaluate the way you work in the context of new and emerging ideas.

As an experienced professional, you’ll take fewer core modules than students who are starting from scratch. This leaves you free to choose more optional modules, so you can focus on what’s most relevant to you in your job.

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This course is CILIP accedited


Core modules

  • Dissertation
  • Information and Knowledge Management
  • Information Governance and Ethics
  • Information Retrieval: Search Engines and Digital Libraries
  • Information Systems in Organisations
  • Research Methods
  • Dissertation Preparation

Optional modules

Choose from a range of modules including:

  • Database Design
  • Information Systems Project Management
  • Researching Social Media
  • Digital Advocacy
  • Business Intelligence
  • Academic and Workplace Library, Information and Knowledge Services
  • Archives and Records Management
  • E-Business and E-Commerce
  • Information Systems Modelling
  • Designing Usable Websites
  • ICTs, Innovation and Change


You can expect a mix of:

  • Lectures
  • Seminars
  • Tutorials
  • Practical laboratory classes
  • Group work
  • Online discussion
  • Case studies
  • Lectures by visiting speakers


You'll be assessed using a wide variety of methods including:

  • Essays
  • Reports
  • Small projects
  • In-class tests
  • Presentations
  • Posters
  • Group work
  • Research-based dissertation


  • 1 year full-time
  • 3 years part-time

Entry requirements

You'll need at least a 2:1 in any subject.

If you don’t have a first degree, but you have other qualifications and relevant work experience, you may be able to take the PGDip or PGCert.

English language requirements

Overall IELTS grade of 6.5, with a minimum of 6.0 in each component or equivalent.

Entry requirements for international students


You can apply for postgraduate study using our Postgraduate Online Application Form. It's a quick and easy process.

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The course information set out here may change before you begin, particularly if you are applying significantly in advance of the start date.