What will I learn?

The MSc in Digital Information Management was developed for people interested in how information is created, organised, accessed and maintained over time in organisations. Digital information management is not just about having the ability to execute technical functions- it requires an understanding of the technical, socio-cultural and economic issues associated with managing information over time in a digital world.

The master’s degree combines core elements of digital preservation and curation as well as area-specific tracks with specialised modules to prepare you to work in different sectors. You will learn from academic and industry leaders in Ireland about how to manage “born digital” and digitised materials in a variety of formats including text, image, audio and video. You will explore the challenges of maintaining digital information and acquire the skills needed to liase with technologists about data storage and data management issues. You will have the opportunity to apply the skills you learn via a master's thesis or an internship.

Careers & Employability

Career Opportunities:

Digital Information Management skills can be applied in a variety of fields and complements degrees in science, arts, business and law. The Masters aims to train future professionals on how to tackle the challenging issues in maintenance of digital information.

Almost one thousand international companies use Ireland as their European base including Google, Twitter, Facebook, Amazon, Yahoo, Apple, Adobe, Microsoft, Hewlett Packard and Intel.

The different tracks structure allow students to develop additional knowledge to specialise their digital information management learning for a specific setting. All three tracks include 35 credits of core modules that cover basic digital information management knowledge and skills.

Programme Outcomes

  • Summarize the challenges and approaches to maintaining digital material.
  • Outline the key requirements and standards for digital information management.
  • Describe the elements of the digital curation lifecycle and other relevant models.
  • Develop and apply policies and standards for and associated with stages of the digital curation lifecycle.
  • Construct plans for maintaining digital material in different environments.
  • Analyze different applications of the digital curation lifecycle to simulated events.
  • Compare, contrast, and utilise tools for managing digital information over time.
  • Justify the need for digital information management practices in a variety of environments.
  • Communicate the need for long term access to digital material to different audiences.
  • Choose the appropriate method for maintaining different types of digital material.
  • Manage different aspects of a digital curation project.
  • Understand digital information management in a specialised sector.

Which department am I in?

UCD College of Social Sciences and Law

Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
€19,200.00 (US$ 20,922) per year

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

Expected September 2020

Venue

UCD College of Social Sciences and Law

Room D104, Newman,

BELFIELD,

Dublin,

Republic of Ireland

Entry requirements

For students from United States

The normal requirement for entry to a Master’s Degree programme is a second class honours degree in a relevant subject. In addition course work and examinations may also be specified by the College at entry; normally these have to be satisfactorily completed in the first year of a Master’s degree programme. IELTS - An average score of 6.5 over all components and a minimum of 6.0 in each band on the Academic Version; A minimum score of 600 in the paper-based Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL PBT), with Test of Written English at 475 +. In the computer based TOEFL, a minimum score of 250 is required. A minimum score of 90 is required in the Internet based TOEFL (IBT).

For international students

The normal requirement for entry to a taught Master’s Degree programme is a second class honours degree in a relevant subject. For applicants who do not have the required minimal entry standard, a year-long qualifying course may be available. In this case relevant work experience may be a requirement.

IELTS: An average score of 6.5 over all components and a minimum of 6.0 in each band on the Academic Version.

Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) administered by Princeton University

  • A minimum score of 600 in the paper-based Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL PBT), with Test of Written English at 475 +.
  • A minimum score of 90 is required in the Internet based TOEFL (iBT) with a score of at least 20 in each section

Cambridge Examinations: English language examinations administered by the University of Cambridge: 180+ on Cambridge English scale (with no less than 175 in each skill and use of English).

Pearson English Language Text: Minimum of 63 and at least 59 for each item of both skills profiles.

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