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Cadwraeth Ddigidol

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    UCRT

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    2 Blwyddyn

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Information Studies at Aberystwyth is the leading provider of distance learning degrees in this subject area.  We pursue a student centred, flexible, open learning approach which has proved not only popular with our students, but very successful in managing to make studying at a distance as rewarding and enjoyable as possible.

Our distance learning students participate in residential study schools and are supported by web-based conferencing facilities which enable them to communicate with each other – whether consulting about a particular assignment in one of the module conferencing areas, or just enjoying a light hearted exchange at the electronic students café - and with staff, easing the feeling of isolation that can sometimes be felt by distance learners.

The Certificate in Digital Preservation consists of 60 taught  credits and tuition is provided through printed or digital study packs containing the core learning material, supplemented by a resource pack and a conference area on Blackboard (the Virtual Learning Environment), which provides information updates relevant to the course, and a directory of websites referred to in the study packs.  Assessment is by means of a variety of written assignments including essays and reports.  You can progress at your own pace, taking up to two years to complete the course. On average, you should expect to spend 10 to 15 hours a week studying.

Duration:

  • One to two years by distance learning. April and September intakes annually.
  • On average you should expect to spend 10-15 hours a week studying.

Contact Time:

  • Students on all courses are required to attend Study Schools of 4-5 days duration in Aberystwyth. For this course there are two study schools – a compulsory one at the start of your studies and an optional one after you have made some progress. For the rest of the time you will work through specially designed self-study module packs supported by online learning materials.

Assessment:

  • The programme is assessed on the basis of coursework. A variety of assignments are included in the taught modules including reports, essays, presentations and case studies which enable you to relate theoretical knowledge to your own workplace. 

Entry Requirements:  

  • The minimum basic entry requirement for a Master’s degree is normally a good Honours Degree or equivalent.

You must:

  • Have a minimum of six weeks practical experience of working with digital information prior to beginning the course;
  • Be employed in a relevant post (full-time, or possibly part-time), or a short-term contract that can reasonably be supposed to last for the duration of the course (2 years) OR be prepared to undertake voluntary work in a suitable organisational environment for the duration of the course;
  • Have pre-defined Information and Communication Technology skills and access to a computer linked to the Internet.

English Language Requirements:

  • If you have a Bachelor’s degree from a UK University, you do not need to take an English proficiency test.
  • Non-native English speakers who do not meet this requirement must take a University-recognised test of academic English language proficiency. For further information please see our English Language requirements page.

Course Fees:

  • Please see the tuition fee pages for current tuition fees. Please note that all fees are subject to an annual increase.

Funding:

The university has a proud tradition of research excellence, as demonstrated in the most recent Research Excellence Framework (2014) assessment. It placed the university in the top 50 institutions for research power and intensity. It submitted 77% of eligible staff and 95% of the university's research was of an internationally recognised standard.

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