Welcome to the Department of Information Studies (DIS)

The Department has over 50 years’ experience in offering education and training for the information profession, including over 30 years’ experience in distance learning. We offer a range of courses including:

The Department offers a range of study options including:

  • Undergraduate degrees, Postgraduate Masters and PhD programmes
  • Full-time and part-time studies on campus
  • Distance learning with online course introductions and learning resources delivered via a Virtual Learning Environment - so that you can study for a professional qualification while in the workplace (within 2 years or over 2-5 years for those planning to take a UK Government Loan)
  • Online short courses for Continuing Professional Development (CPD).

Our degree programmes are professionally accredited either by CILIP: The Library and Information Association, the Archives and Records Association UK and Ireland (ARA) or by both. You will receive excellent teaching and academic support, and a professionally accredited qualification at the end of your studies.

Staff expertise is complemented through close professional links both locally and nationally. Contributions to teaching, practical work, and research projects are made by the National Library of Wales, Royal Commission on Ancient and Historical Monuments in Wales, local record offices and museums, the University’s library services, and national memory organisations such as the British Library, as well as fellow members of the Digital Preservation Coalition.

Please take a look at our web pages to find out more and get in touch if you have any questions by emailing dis-dept@aber.ac.uk

Dr Anoush Simon

Head of Department