The Robert Gordon University

Information Management

Garthdee Campus
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Rank: 83 (UKEAS)

Location: Garthdee Campus


Study mode full-time

Degree: Masters by research

Start Date: 2020/10/01

Duration: 12 months

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Robert Gordon University has opted into the TEF and received a Gold award.

Research in Information Management is primarily concerned with the use and impact of information and knowledge. The subject area of Information Management has a strong research ethos and offers you the opportunity to investigate a range of specialist topics. Information Management Research Opportunities:• Knowledge management, intellectual capital and digital curation • Bookshops as a space of consumption, leisure and self-presentation (online and offline) • Research into extreme information poverty, information deficit or information exclusion• Information and publishing law, information ethics, copyright and preservation of intellectual heritage, publishing and online creative communities • Cultural heritage, local studies, value and impact of public libraries • Political Information and Behaviour, Information Credibility • Export Information Acquisition, Export Information Use, Export Performance and Export Market Orientation, Services Marketing (business to business service encounters and service leadership) • Online learning, digital competencies/literacy, search engines and social media searching and browsing (user-based studies) • Cultural heritage (including digital cultural heritage and local studies)• Digital Curation (including research data management; creative and cultural resources and business data)• Information behaviour and use• Information and digital literacy• Information and publishing law• Information for Political Engagement (including social media and political participation)• Information ethics• Knowledge Management• Preservation of intellectual heritage• Value and Impact of Public Libraries• The development of new information professionals (including CPD and online learning spaces)


Entry requirements

Normal entry requirements are a first or upper second class honours degree from a University of the United Kingdom, or from an overseas University, or degree equivalent qualification, subject to the approval of Robert Gordon University. Applicants holding qualifications other than those above shall be considered on their merits and in relation to the nature and scope of the proposed research programme. Applicants holding qualifications other than those above shall be considered on their merits and in relation to the nature and scope of the proposed research programme. Applicants will normally register for an MSc/PhD or MRes/PhD with transfer to PhD dependent on satisfactory progress. However, applicants who already possess a Master's degree which includes a significant research component could be registered directly for a PhD, subject to a satisfactory research proposal, and clear evidence of research expertise.

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IELTS: 6.0 (no component lower than 5.5)

Notice: This score might not be totally accurate. It is the default IELTS grade for The Robert Gordon University, Computer sciences and IT .

About this university

International students

Students travel from around 130 countries to study at the university and there is plenty of help and advice on offer for them. This starts with assistance in applying to the university and country specific information to pre-arrival advice. Once in Aberdeen there is career advice services, visas and immigration information as well as courses to help those who don’t speak English as a first language. There is also help with accommodation issues and finding the right place to live during studies. The Student Association is responsible for the clubs and societies within the university and are based in a building near the Administrative Building in the city centre. There are some 40 different societies available as well as another 32 sports clubs. Student media includes a magazine published every two months, a radio station and a TV station operating via YouTube. Sports facilities on campus include a 25m pool, various gym facilities and a large sports halls. There are a variety of fitness classes and physiotherapy options available in addition to the sports clubs. The association is also responsible for organising the Freshers Fayre held every September, a great place for students to get a feel for the university and for what they want to do outside the classroom.

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