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Information Management and Preservation PgDip

Information Management and Preservation PgDip

Key information

Qualification type

Postgraduate Diploma

Subject areas

Information Management

Course type


Course Summary

The programme provides you with an understanding of contemporary information and records management issues. It pays special attention to the management of digital records and electronic resources, and how to manage these alongside analogue resources. The programme is designed for those with a professional interest in records and information management, archives and digital curation. It will prepare you to work in these fields, and give you a thorough grounding for continuing with research. As a graduate you will be eligible to be accredited by both the Archives & Records Association and CILIP (Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals), providing valuable professional recognition in both the archive and library fields.

Different course options

Study mode

Full time


9 months

Start date



This course reviews the principles of ordering and describing information and knowledge - archival, bibliographic, and object description, with emphasis on national and international standards and the problems relating to the methods of navigating digital resources to retrieve information and knowledge. The taught course will be supplemented with two weeks practical placement in a repository, and will provide an opportunity for students to create an archival finding aid for a collection.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (overall cost)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (overall cost)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Entry requirements for postgraduate taught programmes are a 2.1 Honours degree or equivalent qualification (for example, GPA 3.0 or above) in a relevant subject unless otherwise specified. You should have a minimum of two weeks' experience in related field.

University information

The University of Glasgow is one of four ancient universities in Scotland, founded back in 1451. The university is part of the prestigious Russell Group, and is one of only two universities in the UK to be awarded a 5 Stars Plus by the QS University Rankings 2017. Alumni include seven Nobel Prize winners, Scotland’s First Minister and a Prime Minister, while Albert Einstein gave a lecture on the theory of relativity there back in 1933. The...more