MSc/PgDip Information Management

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The Master of Information Management (IM) is designed to create versatile managers who can operate at the interface between business and information and communication technology (ICT). The course provides participants with core business, management and technology skills, with a particular focus on business information systems.

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Professionally accredited by CILIP and further recognised by the Chartered Management Institute

The course assumes no prior knowledge or experience of information systems and is designed to allow students to apply existing skills and knowledge regardless of background. However, the course is also relevant to students with a computing or technology focused first degree that desire complementary business and management skills.

As an information manager their responsibilities are likely to include:

  • information strategy and policy formulation
  • information system architecture analysis and design
  • information resource management

Entry Requirements

An Honours degree or other qualification considered to be equivalent to a first or second class Honours degree from a UK University. Applicants whose first language is not English are normally required to possess a TOEFL score of 600 (250 in computer based test) or IELTS score of 6.5.

Pre-Masters Preparation Course

The Pre-Masters Programme is a preparation course for international students (non EU/UK) who do not meet the entry requirements for a Masters degree at University of Strathclyde. The Pre-Masters programme provides progression to a number of degree options.

To find out more about the courses and opportunities on offer visit or call today on +44 (0) 1273 339333 and discuss your education future. You can also complete the online application form , or to ask a question please fill in the enquiry form and talk to one of our multi-lingual Student Enrolment Advisers today.


Diploma and MSc students follow the same instructional course for the first two semesters; thereafter, MSc students prepare a dissertation of up to 20,000 words on an approved topic. Teaching methods include lectures, tutorials, and practical laboratories. Dissertation is by supervision.

Students undertake the following compulsory classes:


An individual research project on an approved topic, which allows students to pursue an area of specific interest, providing scope for original thought, research and presentation.  


This course is supported by the Students Awards Agency for Scotland, which provides funds to Scottish and non-UK EU citizens. Students from England, Wales and Northern Ireland may also be eligible for a grant from the Arts and Humanities Research Council. Others may be eligible for a Career Development Loan.


You may be eligible for a tuition fee loan of up to £3400 for full time post graduate study. Please visit SAAS for further information.

Fees 2014/15: Home/EU £4,500, Rest of UK £5,500, International £13,000. Start: September 2014.

Duration: 12 months, 9 months taught thereafter MSc students undertake a dissertations for a further 3 months.

International Scholarships

Faculty of Science International Excellence Scholarships. Each scholarship has a value of £2,500 to be used towards the cost of tuition fees.

Santander Scholarships 2014. Offer 6 Santander Scholarship awards of £5000 as a tuition fee discount for our one year postgraduate taught programmes for 2014/15.


The course provides graduates with direct entry to two professional bodies. Graduates are entitled to become associate members of the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals and will be eligible for chartership leading to the award of MCLIP. Graduates are also entitled to associate membership of the Chartered Management Institute (ACMI), and with 3 years management experience can progress to Member grade (MCMI), and then on to Chartered Manager.


Graduates are employed in both the private and public sector, and in both management and consultancy roles. Several have risen to senior executive positions in global organisations. Previous employers include: Arthur Anderson, Cap Gemini, Price Waterhouse Coopers, Sun Microsystems, IBM, Compaq, SMS MT, Royal Bank of Scotland, Scottish Executive, Analysys, Glaxo, Standard Life, Scottish Amicable, British Council, and the Ministry of Defence.


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for Sep 2015 entry to full-time MSc information management (Admission Code : CSMSC1)

Postgraduate entry requirements are in our prospectus.

for Sep 2015 entry to full-time PG Diploma information management (Admission Code : CSPD1)

Postgraduate entry requirements are in our prospectus.

for Sep 2016 entry to full-time MSc information management (Admission Code : CSMSC1)

Postgraduate entry requirements are in our prospectus.

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I can safely say that it was the IM course that properly equipped me to enter the information consultancy field and to succeed in it.

Benjamin Blain
IM Graduate

The material covered is very focused on what employers look for and has truly provided me with the knowledge and skills required to take the next step in my career. Prior to graduation I was offered a graduate traineeship with a global consultancy firm.

Gary Kean
IM Graduate

I chose Strathclyde because of the breadth and variety of the course content and its relevance to my career goals.

Adeola Salako
IM Graduate


Alan Poulter

t: +44 (0)141 548 3096
f: +44 (0)141 548 4523