Access Foundation in Information Studies (Grad Cert)

Robert Gordon University

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The award
Grad Cert

How long you will study
9 months

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How you will study

Course starts
January, September

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About Access Foundation in Information Studies at Robert Gordon University

This is a new and innovative course which provides flexible entry to an education in the library and information management field.

It has been designed as an access route for those with work experience in the sector who do not currently have the necessary educational qualifications in this area. It allows them to gain access to Masters Degree courses in Information and Library Studies, Information Management and Knowledge Management at the Department of Information Management, Aberdeen Business School and also enhances professional career development.

The entire course is delivered online, allowing you to study at a time to suit yourself and to interact with tutors and fellow students from all over the world.

What you will study

The overall aim of the access course is to develop an understanding of the nature and characteristics of information in contemporary society and to explore the fundamental principles, concepts and methodologies in managing it effectively. The access course also aims to develop the study, research and learning skills of the students in order to prepare them for Masters level study.

The course is delivered through the University's online virtual learning environment, Campus Moodle.

You will study four modules over the academic year, each one assessed with a coursework assignment when the module ends.

  • Information Society

  • Information Technology

  • Information Literacy

  • Management Principles: the Information Context

Entry requirements

You do not require any formal academic qualifications but will require appropriate work experience.

International students for whom English is not their first language will be required to provide proof of their linguistic ability, in the form of IELTS 6.5 or the TOEFL equivalent.

Fees and bursaries

  • New students: entire Graduate Certificate £2030 for academic year 2010/11

  • CPD 15 credit point modules: £584 per module for session 2010/11

Please note fees are reviewed annually and are therefore 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.

Entry requirements

More information can be found by contacting the university Admissions Office.

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