Doctor of Information Science DInfSc

Doctor of Information Science DInfSc

PhD or Doctorate degree
36 months
Processing time: 28 days
Full-time, Part-time
Intakes: October, February
International tuition: £10,830
Domestic tuition: £4,480

Program overview

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.

Study options

This program can be done
On campus



  • PTE
Normal entry requirements are an MSc (at merit or distinction level) and a first or upper second class honours degree of a University of the United Kingdom, or from an overseas University, or degree equivalent qualification, subject to the approval of Robert Gordon University. The DInfSc also requires candidates to have a minimum of three years experience in a professional level Information Science-related role. Applicants holding qualifications other than those above shall be considered on their merits and in relation to the nature and scope of the proposed research programme. Applicants will normally register for an MRes/DInfSc with transfer to DINnfSc dependent on satisfactory progress. However, applicants who already possess a master's degree which includes a significant research component could be registered directly for a DInfSc, subject to a satisfactory research proposal, and clear evidence of research expertise.

Career opportunities

The degree aims to support your personal development to allow you to achieve a greater level of effectiveness as a professional or manager. On completion, you will have the ability to innovate and implement new ideas in practice and enhance your performance in senior positions throughout your career.

Campus location

Aberdeen , United Kingdom

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