GradDip Digital Information Management

Academic Year 2020/2021

Graduate Taught (level 9 nfq, credits 60)

Curricular information is subject to change

Full Time option suitable for:

Domestic(EEA) applicants: Yes
International (Non EEA) applicants currently residing outside of the EEA Region. Yes

The Graduate Diploma in Digital Information Management was developed for people interested in how information is created, organised, accessed and maintained over time in organisations.  Digital information management is not just about having the ability to execute technical functions- it requires an understanding of the technical, socio-cultural and economic issues associated with managing information over time in a digital world.

The GradDip degree combines core elements of digital preservation and curation as well as area-specific tracks with specialised modules to prepare you to work in different sectors.  You will learn from academic and industry leaders in Ireland about how to manage “born digital” and digitised materials in a variety of formats including text, image, audio and video.    You will explore the challenges of maintaining digital information and acquire the skills needed to liase with technologists about data storage and data management issues.

    Summarize the challenges and approaches to maintaining digital material.

    Outline the key requirements and standards for digital information management.

    Describe the elements of the digital curation lifecycle and other relevant models.

    Develop and apply policies and standards for and associated with stages of the digital curation lifecycle.

    Analyze different applications of the digital curation lifecycle to simulated events.

    Compare, contrast, and utilise tools for managing digital information over time.

    Justify the need for digital information management practices in a variety of environments.

    Communicate the need for long term access to digital material to different audiences.

    Choose the appropriate method for maintaining different types of digital material.


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    Core (70 credits)

    IS 30340 Managing IT for Information Professionals

    IS40770 Digital Curation: Core Concepts

    IS 40790 Digital Curation Tools

    IS 40760 Research Data Management

    IS 40810 Communication and Outreach for Digital Information Management

    IS 40560 Digital Libraries

    IS 40640 Research Methods


    Option (20 credits)

    TRACK 1: Digital Information Management in Business and the Private Sector

    IS 30020 Web Publishing

    IS 40610 UXD

    IS 40730 Quantitative Data Anaylsis



    TRACK 2: Digital Information Management in the Cultural Heritage Sector

    ARC 40040 Archives and their Users

    ARCH 40990 Cultural Heritage

    IS 30380 Digital Storytelling



    TRACK 3: Digital information Management in HEIs and civil service

    IS 30020 Web Publishing

    WS 40150 Gender, Inequality and public policy

    IS 30370 Information Ethics

    GradDip Digital Information Management (W405) Full Time
    nonEU    fee per year - € 13270

    ***Fees are subject to change

    The following entry routes are available:

    Grad Dip Digital Information Management FT (W405)
    1 Years
    Full Time
    Rolling *

    * Courses will remain open until such time as all places have been filled, therefore early application is advised