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Information Management MSc/PgDip    Back

University of Strathclyde Course Type: Master taught Start Date: September
Location: Glasgow, United Kingdom Duration: see details Fees/total cost: EUR 6,747.00 (GBP 5,000.00) - EUR 18,756.66 (GBP 13,900.00)


Why this course?

Delivered by the top information science school in Scotland and top three in the UK, this is the only dual-recognised information management degree providing graduates with direct entry to two internationally affiliated professional bodies.

Core subjects include:

  • business systems analysis
  • data analytics
  • strategy and architecture
  • information law
  • project management

In the era of big data, our professional graduates are driving the information society and digital economy as leaders, innovators, and managers in the areas of business, data, and technology.

The course has been developed in close consultation with industry practitioners and professional bodies and is for students who are new to the subject as well as those who looking to enhance their existing levels of knowledge and gain a professional qualification. It also offers the opportunity to undertake an MSc with placement where you will work within an organisation to get hands-on practical experience.

This course is delivered by the Department of Computer & Information Sciences. The department is an iSchool member, a partnership of the world's leading information science departments. Our staff are regular contributors to the leading international Information Science Index (ISI) ranked library and information science journals, and are directly engaged in professional practice.

You’ll study

Spanning computer and information sciences, business, and management science, this programme will provide you with the professional skills and knowledge to successfully:

  • identify and analyse organisational business information needs
  • contribute to the strategic development of information management capabilities within an organisation
  • develop and deploy emerging information and communication technologies
  • manage high-value enterprise information resources

When you graduate, you'll have gained:

  • high demand business, data, and technology knowledge and skills
  • practical business analysis experience via an embedded industrial engagement project
  • direct entry to two internationally affiliated professional bodies: Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals, and the Chartered Management Institute
  • industrial experience via work placement (Please note, this is only applicable to Information Management with Industrial Placement (MSc))

This course will also help you develop other valuable transferable skills including effective presentation and writing research reports, which will further enhance your skills as an information leader.

Compulsory classes

Students take the following compulsory classes:

  • Business Analysis
  • Data Analytics
  • Database and Web Systems Development
  • Information Law
  • Information Retrieval
  • Information Systems (Enterprise) Architecture
  • Project Management
  • Research Methods


This is an individual research project on an approved topic. It allows students to pursue an area of specific interest, providing scope for original thought, research and presentation.


Information Management (MSc) is professionally accredited by the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals and further recognised by the Chartered Management Institute.

Graduates are entitled to become associate members of CILIP and are eligible for chartership leading to the award of MCLIP. Graduates are also entitled to associate membership of CMI (ACMI) and can progress to Member grade (MCMI) and finally Chartered manager.

Placement opportunities

If you choose this option, you'll have the chance to work alongside professionals and put your skills into practice, getting hands-on practical experience. Department staff will support students in findings placements, which are the responsibility of the student.


The Department of Computer & Information Sciences is based on levels 11 to 14 of the Livingstone Tower. We have a large quiet study zone and a large social zone for working on group activities.

There are three large computer laboratories within the department, each containing state-of-the-art equipment with over 175 dual boot Windows and Linux machines available. Each lab machine is equipped with up-to-date software.

All departmental machines are linked by a high-speed local area network and operate under a single network file system so you can access your files from any of our machines. High-speed wireless access is also available throughout the department.

The University has a large modern library which contains all of the materials that you need for your course. Many of the books are also available online electronically meaning they are available to all students at all times.

Full time - PgDip

Start date:
9 Months
Teaching method:
Glasgow, United Kingdom
Funding possible:
Tuition fees

Masters - Full time

Start date:
12 Months
Teaching method:
Glasgow, United Kingdom
Funding possible:
EUR 6,747.00 (GBP 5,000.00)
EUR 18,756.66 (GBP 13,900.00)
Additional Information:
Fees 2016/17: Scotland/EU £5,000 Rest of UK £6,000 International £13,900
Tuition fees

Course Provider Details

Course contact information

Dr. Martin Halvey
University accredited:
Last update: 09/06/2016