An Introduction to Information Management Microcredential

The next run of this course will begin in April 2023. The course is not open for applications at this time but please join our mailing list to be alerted once it’s open for registering interest:

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Information is at the heart of everything we do. From the way we make our life through the world and the services we interact with, data is created and used and needs to be managed. Good records and information management allows us to ensure the record which we leave is accurate, be that as an individual or on an organisational level. We all want our personal data to be accurate and managed and used appropriately, and we want data held by organisations and companies such as the health service, central and local government, charities and businesses (large and small) to be accountable for their part in this.

  • Microcredential: 10 weeks, time commitment: 8-10 hours per week
    Fully flexible, online learning with content available 24/7
    Course cost: £799
    Teaching start: April 2023

Why this course

This course will cover different types of information, and the legislation which covers its management. We will look at different types of information and data, data storage and use. This will include records which are created and stored in both analogue and digital. From historical archives to data which has been created this morning, records and information needs to be managed, and it is in everyone's interest that this is managed well. We will explore the practicalities and ethics around data collection, creation, use, and storage, and the ways in which common principles can be applied through the development and application of processes which meet the needs of both the subject of the data, and the body who has collected and is using it.

This course is formally accredited by CILIP (the Library and Information Association) who represent and champion all information professionals. This provides valuable professional recognition in records, information management, and library fields.

  • This course will introduce the fundamentals of records and information management and the legislative framework that all organisations need to comply with.
  • Designed for those with an interest in, or responsibility for, managing and using information in the course of their current or prospective employment, or those seeking to re-skill or up-skill.

Course structure

Delivered entirely online over a 10 week period the course draws on expertise and content for the MSc in Information Management and Preservation, and will feature guest lectures from a variety of experts in the field.

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Course alteration or discontinuation
The University of Glasgow endeavours to run all courses as advertised. In exceptional circumstances, however, the University may withdraw or alter a course. For more information, please see: Student contract.

Career prospects

This course is for anyone who works with records and information as part of their role, or who has in the past. We will look at records and information management in a variety of sectors including central and local government, devolved administrations, the health services, the third sector, and commercial companies.

Entry requirements

This is a master's level course, as such we expect learners to normally have a first degree in any subject. We will also welcome applications from learners who have appropriate equivalent experience using and managing records and data. The course requires a good level of computer literacy and familiarity with standard packages (for example MS Office), and a willingness to try new applications and programmes. A stable internet connection is essential to allow access to course content.

How to apply

The next run of this course will begin in April 2023. The course is not open for applications at this time but please join our mailing list to be alerted once it’s open for registering interest.

Register your interest

This course costs £799. Learners will get full access to course content, plus UofG Student resources and support. All learners will receive a HEAR Transcript to use to evidence their Continued Professional Development. Learners who successfully pass the course assessment will also gain 10 credits (this is optional).

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