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UCD SILS offers a new degree programme - MSc in Digital Curation

University College Dublin’s School of Information and Library Studies is pleased to announce that it will be offering a new degree programme, MSc in Digital Curation.  This new course is being offered as a Full-Time one year course or a Part-Time (day) two year, from September 2015.

This Degree will be the first of its kind in Ireland. There is an increasing employer demand, from government, business, and other sectors, for professionals with the expertise to manage their digital assets over the long-term. The School of Information and Library Studies has therefore identified a need for postgraduate training in this field.

Digital Curation is a growing concern for any institution that manages data, including science, business and cultural heritage institutions and will continue to be an issue well into the future.  UCD SILS will train future professionals to tackle the challenging issues associated with the maintenance of digital information.

The programme will combine the core of the information professions such as the organisation of information resources, management, and systems analysis with the subject-specific competences of digital curation such as the foundations of digital curation, preservation, and data/digital repositories.  The degree will prepare students to work with information creators to manage both “born digital” and digitised materials as well as working in information organisations and institutions to manage “received” digital objects.

An Msc in Digital Curation will provide graduates with increased opportunities for employment in data management across many sectors.  Potential students include individuals already working in the public and private sector, librarians who wish to upskill, health care professionals, and others seeking to manage digital data or interested in doing so in the future.

For further information about the programme, please contact -

Dr. Amber L. Cushing ( or Dr. Kalpana Shankar, Lecturers, School of Information and Library Studies, UCD. 

To Apply –

For general information about the School and its programmes, please contact Ms. Claire Nolan (