The information on this page relates to September 2019 entry. For 2020 information, including grade requirements, please check our prospectus.
The BSc Information Management at Aberystwyth University seeks to introduce you to the information and digital aspects of the world of management and business, to meet the challenges of a world in which the creation, use, management and impact of digital content and information technology is increasingly important.
Student Satisfaction and Employability Results
Top 10 in the UK for Teaching Quality for the subject of Business & Management Studies (The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019)
95% of our Business and Administrative subject students were satisfied that the staff were good at explaining things, 88 for the sector. (NSS 2019)
97% of our graduates were in work or further study within 6 months, 3% more than Business and Administrative Studies graduates nationally (HESA 2018*)
The ability to understand and analyse the dynamics of social media, digital communicative practices, digital publishing and curation is both relevant and valuable in today’s jobs market.
Graduates from this programme will benefit from knowledge of the technical, practical and managerial aspects of digital information technology within information and business environments. We live in a society which is characterised by its developing need to gain access to information. The designers and managers of information systems, whose role it is to satisfy that need, face tasks of growing responsibility and complexity.
Department of Information Management, Libraries & Archives lecturers are either qualified to PhD level or work in areas of the subject where professional practices are the focus. Many of the staff engage in research relevant to the theoretical and practical development of the discipline and the associated professions.
Students at the Aberystwyth Business School are taught by lecturers and other teaching staff who are active researchers and expert practitioners in their chosen subject area.
Over 75% of full time members of teaching staff are qualified to PhD level. Most are currently research active, meaning that students benefit from being taught ‘new’ knowledge in their chosen field of study as well as recognized literature. The School also employs part-time and full time staff devoted purely to teaching. Many part-time staff combine teaching duties with consultancy and business activities, ensuring that students have access not only to up to date research but the latest applied knowledge.
Please note: The modules listed below are those currently intended for delivery during the next academic year and may be subject to change. They are included here to give an indication of how the course is structured.
|Module Name||Module Code||Credit Value|
|Foundations Of Information Studies||IL10120||20|
|Fundamentals Of Accounting And Finance||AB11120||20|
|Fundamentals Of Management And Business||AB15120||20|
|Module Name||Module Code||Credit Value|
|Marketing Principles And Contemporary Practice||AB17120||20|
|Principles Of Tourism Management||AB19120||20|
The BSc in Information Management at Aberystwyth University will provide you with a sound background for students who are interested in information management, but who would wish to follow a career in the commercial or public sector, e.g. business, health, finance, or government.
Teaching & Learning
What will I learn?
The breakdown below will provide you with an illustration of what you may study during the three year degree scheme.
In your first year you will discover:
- Foundations of Information Studies;
- Fundamentals of Management and Business;
- Fundamentals of Accounting and Finance;
- Human Communication;
- Marketing Principles and Contemporary Practice;
- Data Analytics;
- Principles of Tourism Management.
In your second and third years you will explore:
- Information Behaviour and Digital Literacy;
- Social Informatics and Digital Ethics;
- Resource Discovery and Digital Information Management;
- Digitisation and Digital Preservation.
Please note that during your second and third years, you will be able to choose from a range of optional modules that will complement your core modules.
Typical Entry Requirements
A Levels BBC
GCSE requirements (grade C min):
(grade C min): English or Welsh, Mathematics
BTEC National Diploma:
28 points overall
The University operates an inclusive admissions policy and our offers can vary. Please refer to our country-specific pages for details of the international qualifications we accept. For further information, contact email@example.com