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The award
PG Cert

How long you will study
15 weeks

Domestic course fees
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How you will study
full-time

Course starts
September

International course fees
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About Information Management at Robert Gordon University

This full-time course in Information Management has been developed in direct response to employers’ needs, through close consultation with practitioners and professional bodies.

It is designed to meet the requirements of those who are new to the subject as well as those who are seeking to enhance their existing levels of professional aptitude. It will develop your abilities with relevant academic knowledge and practical skills, preparing you for career opportunities within the field of Information Management.

What you will study

Semester 1

  • Information Studies

  • Information Dissemination

  • Managing Information Services

  • Knowledge Organisation


Semester 2

  • Fieldwork Placement

  • Research Methods

Plus 1 module from:
  • Relational Database Systems

  • Information Synthesis

  • Knowledge Management Systems

Plus 1 module from:
  • Records Management

  • Information Governance

  • Public Policy and Information


Semester 3

  • Dissertation


Dissertation In Semester 2, you will present a written research proposal for submission. This will normally form the basis for the Masters level dissertation. You will work independently but under tutorial supervision, to undertake the research and prepare the dissertation.

Entry requirements

The course is ideal for students who possess an undergraduate honours degree in any discipline. Other qualifications and experience will be considered with entry being subject to the University's judgement that the person has reasonable expectation of being able to fulfil the requirements of the award.

All international students, for whom English is not their first language, must provide evidence of linguistic ability, by gaining either IELTS 6.5 or its equivalent in TOEFL prior to receiving an unconditional offer of a place on the course.

Placements and accreditations

During the second semester you will undertake a four week placement within an appropriate organisation.

Information services, found in every type of organisation in the public and private sectors, continue to be major employers for graduates, and information management remains a buoyant employment sector. The course is validated by the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals (CILIP).

Fees and bursaries

UK/EU Students

  • New students: tbc for academic year 2010/11


International Students

  • New students: entire course £8600 for academic year 2010/11


The above tuition fees are reviewed annually and are subject to change.

If you are already a student at Robert Gordon University, you can find information on fees for academic year 2010/11 on the Student Finance web pages.

How to apply

All students can apply online by visiting Apply Online at http://www.rgu.ac.uk/applyonline/

If you are a UK/EU student and would like a paper application form or further information, please email postgraduateadmissions@rgu.ac.uk.

If you are an International Student and would like a paper application or further information, please contact international@rgu.ac.uk.

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