Doctor of Information Science
You will undertake a tailored study programme comprising a doctoral level dissertation of around 60000 words that makes an original contribution to professional practice. You will also study 60 credits of taught modules which you will select (with advice from your supervisor) to consolidate or extend your specialist subject knowledge. Taught subject modules can be studied online via campus moodle.
Modules and delivery order may change for operational purposes. The University regularly reviews its courses. Course content and structure may change over time. See our Course and module disclaimer for more information.Detailed module information
Within the taught element you will learn through a combination of teaching methods, including lectures, seminars and workshops. Contact hours total 50 hours per module.
You will be expected to study independently for approximately 50 hours per module.
STAFF DELIVERING ON THIS COURSE
The taught element of the degree is taught by Information Management staff members who have a great breadth of experience and specialist knowledge within their chosen fields.
We aim to provide you with feedback within 20 working days of hand-in for all written exams, coursework and practical exams.
The Disability & Dyslexia Centre advises and supports students who disclose a sensory or mobility impairment, chronic medical condition, mental health issue, dyslexia and other specific learning differences. Applicants are encouraged to arrange a pre-entry visit to discuss any concerns and to view the facilities.
Study Skills Support
The Study Support Team provides training and support to all students in:
- Academic writing
- Study skills (note taking, exam techniques, time management, presentation)
- Maths and statistics
- English language
- Information technology support
The degree aims to support your personal development to allow you to achieve a greater level of effectiveness as a professional or manager. On completion, you will have the ability to innovate and implement new ideas in practice and enhance your performance in senior positions throughout your career.
English Language Requirements
Any applicant whose first language or language of previous University-level instruction is not English must normally demonstrate competence in English. This should be a score of IELTS 6.5 or equivalent.
We accept a variety of in-country and secure English language tests, find out more:
* All entry requirements listed here should be used as a guide and represent the minimum required to be considered for entry. A small number of courses require higher levels, but this will be stated explicitly on your offer letter.
For Academic Year 2018/2019
The following course-related costs are not included in the course fees:
- The cost of books that you may wish to purchase.
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- Costs associated with your placement / study abroad
- Accommodation and Living costs
Robert Gordon University is delighted to offer a 20% loyalty discount on course fees for all alumni who have graduated from RGU.
Postgraduate students will normally make their own arrangements for payment of fees. However, there are a limited number of SAAS funded places on certain postgraduate courses.
There are also sources of funding that are applicable to categories of student.
Scholarships and Financial Awards
You may also qualify for a scholarship or financial award:
For new intakes course fees are reviewed and published annually for each mode of delivery. Tuition fees are fixed for the duration of a course at the rate confirmed in the offer letter. For further information see:
The Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professional (CILIP) accredits the Masters programme within the Department of Information Management and consequently a number of taught modules selected for the Doctorate/MRes Information Science are already accredited.
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