Information Management in the Cultural Sector MA/MSc - London - Greater London - City University London - I33759

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Information Management in the Cultural Sector MA/MSc

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  • Objectives
    * advanced level skills and knowledge enabling you to become a fully-rounded information manager * knowledge of the principles of information management, and of the operations of cultural sector organisations, learning how these principles inform the design, implementation and evaluation of information services for the sector * a high standard of independent learning skills, providing you with a solid foundation for the rest of your career
  • Academic title
    Information Management in the Cultural Sector MA/MSc
  • Course description
    Delivered by the Department of Information Science and the Department of Cultural Policy and Management, this course equips you for professional level entry into a career in information work.

    The course focuses on information creation, organisation, retrieval and dissemination in the cultural context. These are highly marketable skills, pivotal to the successful functioning of any organisation. The course delivers a powerful mix of theory and practice, focused on the needs of employers. It gives equal weight to the two aspects - information management/informatics and the cultural and creative sectors - enabling students to focus on aspects of the overlap of particular interest to them.

    The course is particularly suited to those already working in the field who want to update their knowledge and skills, or those wishing to move into this sector in mid-career.

    The Department of Information Science and the Department of Cultural Policy and Management are established internationally as pioneers and leaders in postgraduate education in their respective fields. They have strong links with the information and cultural industries, including online publishing, arts organisations, museums and galleries, new media, and heritage organisations.

    You will gain:

        * advanced level skills and knowledge enabling you to become a fully-rounded information manager
        * knowledge of the principles of information management, and of the operations of cultural sector organisations, learning how these principles inform the design, implementation and evaluation of information services for the sector
        * a high standard of independent learning skills, providing you with a solid foundation for the rest of your career.

    Why study this course at City University London?

        * The course is unique in the UK in focusing on library/information management in the cultural sector.
        * You will be prepared for a career in information management in the cultural sector, in one of the most vibrant and exciting sectors of the economy.
        * All modules in this course are supported by the University's innovative online learning environment (CitySpace). You will be able to access lecture materials and engage in discussions with student colleagues, teaching staff and the course team.
        * The London location offers easy access to some of the leading arts organisations, galleries, museums, heritage institutions, archives and library collections in the world, and the opportunity to engage with visiting speakers from the very highest levels of the information industry and cultural sector.
        * The extensive research, consultancy and postgraduate teaching activities of the Departments feed new ideas into the programme and informs your learning with the latest thinking in the field.

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