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Doctor of Information Science DInfSc
Doctor of Information Science DInfSc

Doctor of Information Science DInfSc

  • ID:RGU440253
  • Level:Doctoral Degree (Phd, M.D., ...)
  • Duration:
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  • Type:Full-time

Fees (GBP)

  • TuitionFee/Year:£11,100.00
  • LivingFee/Year:£12,000.00
  • InsuranceFee/Year:£624.00
  • TuitionFee/Year:£11,100.00
  • LivingFee/Year:£12,000.00
  • InsuranceFee/Year:£624.00
Estimated Total/program:
£71,172.00
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Admission Requirements

Entry requirements

  • Normal entry requirements are an MSc (at merit or distinction level) and a first or upper second class honours degree of a University of the United Kingdom, or from an overseas University, or degree equivalent qualification, subject to the approval of Robert Gordon University. The DInfSc also requires candidates to have a minimum of three years experience in a professional level Information Science-related role. Applicants holding qualifications other than those above shall be considered on their merits and in relation to the nature and scope of the proposed research programme.

  • Applicants will normally register for an MRes/DInfSc with transfer to DINnfSc dependent on satisfactory progress. However, applicants who already possess a master's degree which includes a significant research component could be registered directly for a DInfSc, subject to a satisfactory research proposal, and clear evidence of research expertise.

English 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.

Course Information

The Doctor of Information Science (DInfSc) at Robert Gordon University is a practitioner-focused doctoral degree, equivalent in terms of academic rigour to a PhD but more applied in nature. It has been designed for experienced professionals working in a strategic, information or knowledge management environment.

The aim of the degree is to generate new knowledge and understanding that will contribute to enhancing the policies and practice of modern information science. It offers a much more flexible and structured programme of information management and research study than the traditional PhD route.

You will have the opportunity to undertake research in the following areas: Information and Knowledge Management, Information Literacies and Behaviours, Information Services, Knowledge Organisation, Information and Society, Information Governance and Information Technologies.

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Stage 1, Semester 1,

  •   GSM005,   Developing research: principles and practice, ,

  •   BSMXX1,   Approved Module 1, ,

  •   BSMXX2,   Approved Module 2, ,

Stage 1, Semester 2, ,

  •   GSM008,   Research evaluation and critical analysis, , ,

  •   BSMXX3,   Approved Module 3, , ,

  •   BSMXX4,   Approved Module 4, , ,

Stage 2, Semester 1,

  •   BSM702,   MRes Thesis, A,

  •   CBD001,   Thesis (Doctor of Information Science), B,

Stage 1, Semester 1,

  •   GSM005,   Developing research: principles and practice, ,

Stage 1, Semester 2, ,

  •   BSMXX1,   Approved Module 1, , ,

  •   BSMXX2,   Approved Module 2, , ,

Stage 1, Semester 3, ,

  •   GSM008,   Research evaluation and critical analysis, , ,

Stage 1, Semester 4, ,

  •   BSMXX3,   Approved Module 3, , ,

  •   BSMXX4,   Approved Module 4, , ,

Stage 2, Semester 1,

  •   BSM702,   MRes Thesis, A,

  •   CBD001,   Thesis (Doctor of Information Science), B

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Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity

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.

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Overseas Student Health Cover

OSHC: 624GBP/ per year

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