UCL (University College London)

Course Introduction

This is an ideal career development programme for librarians, archivists and other information professionals who wish to update their management skills and experience in the use of information technology, the internet and digital media, or for those from a computer'oriented background who wish to specialise in information fields. The programme is delivered through a combination of lectures, seminars, computer laboratory practicals and classroom practicals, with a strong emphasis on informal teaching and the acquisition of practical skills.

Course Modules

Core modules: Systems management; internet technologies; database systems analysis and design; introduction to programming and scripting; fundamentals of information science. Options (indicative): Server programming and structured data; XML; digital resources in the humanities; legal and social aspects; management; electronic publishing; encoded archival description and digitisation of archives; individual approved study; advanced topics in the digital humanities; introduction to digitisation; knowledge representation and semantic technologies; introduction to digital curation.

Course Additional Entry

The programme requires a minimum of a 2nd Class undergraduate degree from a UK university or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard. An appropriate professional qualification is preferred. Applicants with relevant experience in an information or computing discipline may also be considered.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
1 year
Full Time
MSc (Postgraduate) £18,670  Academic year. First year overseas fees
1 year
Full Time
MSc (Postgraduate) £9,020  Academic year. First year home fees
2 - 5 years
Part Time
MSc (Postgraduate)
Short Course
Full Time
PgCert
2 years
Variable
PgCert
1 year
Full Time
PgDip
2 - 5 years
Variable
PgDip