City, University of London: Information Science

InstitutionCity, University of London View institution profile
Department Library and Information Science View department profile
Web https://www.city.ac.uk/study/courses
Email smcsepg@city.ac.uk
Telephone 020 7040 0248
Study type Taught

Summary

This course is for students with a first degree or equivalent in any discipline, who would like to start or develop a career working with digital technologies and media to manage information resources, systems and services. The course is also ideal for professionals wishing to update their knowledge and skills within the information sector.

Information Science is a broad, interdisciplinary field, which is relevant and applicable to all disciplines. Information Scientists may work in any organisation that collects and processes information of any kind. Whilst it has its origins in the handling of the scientific and technical literature, today the subject appeals to those who enjoy working with information resources of all kinds, and who have an aptitude for the technological systems and processes related to information storage, preservation, discovery and access.

Objectives City's MSc Information Science is designed to provide you with a deep understanding of information systems and services, and their relevance and impact within different layers of society.

The course examines information infrastructures, communication processes, systems and services. Our course is grounded in the history and philosophy of information, embracing the legal, ethical, social and economic impact of information within specific subject domains, individual organisations, and contemporary society.

Content covers the fundamental concepts of data, information and knowledge, and builds on these to consider: metadata; database structure; information resources, retrieval, and access; measurement, analysis, and visualisation of information; preservation and security; information literacy; use of new and emergent technologies; methods of investigation; socio-cultural implications and policy formulation.

You will be equipped with insight into information flow within contemporary society, and its relevance and impact for communities. Throughout the course, there is a strong focus on technology, ethics, impact and influence of information on individuals, professions and society. Our focus is divided equally between theory and its application to practice. You will benefit from a high level of engagement with practitioners, and we are pleased to welcome many leaders in the profession as speakers on our modules.

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City, University of London
School of Mathematics, Computer Science & Engineering


The School of Mathematics, Computer Science and Engineering  is a diverse, inclusive and multidisciplinary centre of study and research, located in the heart of London’s vibrant design community. The School is immensely proud of its record educating thousands of STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) undergraduates and postgraduates, while making valuable research advances. These three disciplines are vital for progression in technology and to the overall prosperity of our nation. Today the school is home to over 1,900 undergraduate students, 600 postgraduate taught students, 300 research students, 40 research …

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