Digital Media & Information Studies

University of Glasgow
In Glasgow (Scotland)

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Important information

Typology Bachelor's degree
Location Glasgow (Scotland)
Start Different dates available
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Glasgow (Scotland)
  • Start:
    Different dates available

We are the only university to offer this innovative programme at undergraduate level in the UK. Our Single Honours degree is professionally accredited by CILIP, the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals.

Where and when
Starts Location
Different dates available
University Avenue, G12 8QQ, Glasgow, Scotland
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Starts Different dates available
University Avenue, G12 8QQ, Glasgow, Scotland
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· Requirements

Academic entry requirements
for entry in 2017

Applicants to subject-combinations with Psychology must meet the Psychology degree programme entry requirements.


  • Standard academic entry requirements: AAB.
  • Minimum academic entry requirements: BBB.
  • Other mandatory requirements: Must include at least one arts, humanities or language subject. Applicants wishing to study Mathematics or Computing Science as part of their degree...

What you'll learn on the course


Course programme

Year 1

Initially you will be introduced to the value and importance of information within our society, through theoretical lectures and practical sessions, exploring and using a range of digital media technologies. You will discover how information becomes digital media and learn key skills for information literacy.

Topics covered include:

  • website development
  • databases
  • digitisation and electronic texts
  • digital media in the cultural and heritage sector.
Year 2

Your second-year studies build on the foundations laid in the first year and introduce new concepts and applications including:

  • artificial intelligence
  • 3D modelling
  • information systems
  • cyberspace
  • digital sound and video
  • digital curation and stewardship

You will also study other subjects in years 1 and 2: see Degrees in Arts, Life Sciences, Science and Social Sciences.

Years 3 and 4

If you progress to Honours (years 3 and 4) you will gain a broader theoretical understanding along with a chance to study the creation, application and use of particular technologies in more detail, engaging your human perspective on the issues of the digital age.

You will choose from courses such as:

  • Enterprise, creativity and citizenship online
  • Heritage cultural informatics
  • Multimedia analysis and design
  • 2D digitisation
  • Document encoding
  • Humanity and trans-humanity
  • Records and evidence
  • Archives, records and information management
  • Video games studies

You will also complete a dissertation based on an original piece of research.

Our international links

You can spend up to a year of your degree studying abroad, normally in the third year. Recent students have chosen to study in Canada, the United States, Australia and Hong Kong. See Study abroad.

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