What will I gain from my subject?
As well as your practice-based skills and the acquisition of knowledge your degree will equip you with a range of transferable skills that are highly valued by employers. Transferable skills include problem solving, self-management, communication and teamwork. Your transferable skills and the level of intellectual attainment gained through study of your subject mean that you will have many different career options when you graduate.
What can I do with my subject?
Your degree prepares you for a wide variety of career paths. Graduates have developed careers both within and outside Information Studies. There are jobs which are directly related to degree disciplines, jobs where particular subjects may be useful and also a whole range of jobs open to graduates of any discipline.
What help is available?
You have a dedicated Careers Consultant who works closely with your department to provide support, advice and information. Careers workshops and events are held in your department to promote work experience opportunities, support career planning and network with professionals working in the creative industries. A central careers education programme is also delivered and postgraduates have access to the Postgraduate Skills Training programme. You are welcome to drop into the Careers Service for further support and information.
Where do I start looking for work experience and graduate jobs? - Useful resources
The links below are a starting point when seeking opportunities directly related to your subject. Don't forget that support is available from the Careers Service when applying for jobs and work experience.
- Information Professional Jobs
- Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Wales
- ARC Recruitment - the Archives and Records Association's recruitment bulletin
- IRMS Jobs - the Information and Records Management Society jobs website
- University of Leicester, Museum Studies Jobs Desk
- Jobs.ac.uk - for jobs in research science, academic and related professions.
- Smithsonian Institution - internship opportunities
Professional bodies and associations
These organisations promote the interests of people working in particular professions. Some have listings of employers who are members of the association and may advertise jobs while others may be a useful source of information when researching employers for applications or considering a speculative application.
- Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals (CILIP)
- British and Irish Association of Law Librarians (BIALL)
- Archives and Records Association
- Information and Records Management Society
What do Aber graduates do?
Below are some examples of roles our Graduates have moved into:
- Accounts Trainee
- Acquisitions Librarian
- Acting Library Manager
- Administrative Officer
- Assistant Records Manager
- Branch Librarian
- Children's Librarian
- Collections Access Officer
- Community Development Librarian
- Development Officer
- Digital Systems Support Librarian
- E-Resources and Communications Librarian
- Head of IT Department
- Information Centre Manager
- Information Manager
- Intranet Editor
- Knowledge Management Officer
- Learning Resource Centre Manager
- Logistics Support Administrator
- Metadata Librarian
- Record Analyst
- Records Manager
- Repository Support Officer
- Resources Assistant
- School Librarian
- Subject Librarian
- Visitor Services Manager
Examples of employers that Aberystwyth information studies graduates and postgraduates have gone to work for:
- Britis Museum
- British Records Department
- Central Bank of Malta
- Cheshire & Chester Archive
- Devon Records Office
- HM Revenue and Customs
- International Baccalaureate Organization
- Ministry of Defence
- Museums Galleries Scotland
- National Library of Wales
- National Trust
- Royal Opera House
- Various HE Establishments
- Various Local Authorities
- Various Libraries
- Various Schools
- Various Universities