Digital Information Management

MSc Digital Information Management
Graduate Taught (level 9 nfq, credits 90)

Who should apply?
Part Time option suitable for:
Domestic(EEA) applicants: Yes
International (Non EEA) applicants currently residing outside of the EEA Region. Yes

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.

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.

Subjects taught

Core (70 credits)
IS 30340 Managing IT for Information Professionals

IS40770 Digital Curation: Core Concepts

IS 40790 Digital Curation Tools

IS 40760 Research Data Management

IS 40810 Communication and Outreach for Digital Information Management

IS 40560 Digital Libraries

IS 40640 Research Methods

IS 40790 Internship OR IS 40680 Digital Information Management Thesis

Option (20 credits)
TRACK 1: Digital Information Management in Business and the Private Sector

IS 30020 Web Publishing

IS 40610 UXD

IS 40730 Quantitative Data Anaylsis

IS 30350 The Digital Self

TRACK 2: Digital Information Management in the Cultural Heritage Sector
ARC 40040 Archives and their Users

ARCH 40990 Cultural Heritage

IS 30380 Digital Storytelling

CULP 40100 Arts Marketing

TRACK 3: Digital information Management in HEIs and civil service
IS 30020 Web Publishing

WS 40150 Gender, Inequality and public policy

IS 40600 Foundations of Information

IS 30370 Information Ethics




2 Years Part-Time.


MSc Digital Information Management (W404) Part Time
nonEU fee per year - € 9600

***Fees are subject to change

Enrolment dates

Next Intake: 2019/2020 September

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  • Qualifications

    Degree - Masters (Level 9 NFQ)

  • Attendance type

    Part time

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