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Doctor of Information Science DInfSc

Robert Gordon University

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  • Qualification

    Doctoral Programme

  • Location

    Robert Gordon University

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    FEB-21

  • Duration

    4 years

Course summary

The Doctor of Information Science (DInfSc) 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 Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) route.

You will have the opportunity to undertake research in one or more of the following areas (both in contemporary or historical idioms): Information and Knowledge Management; Information Literacies and Behaviours; Information Services; Knowledge Organisation; Information and Society; Information Governance; Information Technologies.

Other areas, applicable to the information discipline, may additionally form the focus of study.

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 11,100per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

Robert Gordon University

  • University League Table

    72nd

  • Campus address

    Robert Gordon University, Garthdee House, Garthdee Road, Aberdeen, Aberdeen, City Of, AB10 7QB, Scotland

Over 132 nationalities are represented on the RGU campus, by staff and students.
25,000 students live in the city of Aberdeen, around 10% of which are international.
English language support is provided by the Study Skills team for the duration of studies.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    64th out of 110 4

  • Entry standards

    / Max 236
    137 57%

    41st

    3
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    78 78%

    64th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.97 79%

    47th

    14

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