CPD and Short Courses at UCL Department of Information Studies
Many of the modules from the taught programmes offered by UCL Department of Information Studies (DIS) can be taken as a short course. There are no formal requirements for admission, although education to GCE A Level or first degree standard is generally expected. For G033 Server technologies and programming some programming experience, preferably G018 Introduction to programming and scripting, is required.
- G001 Access: policies and practice [Term 2, Wednesdays, 10.00-13.00]
- G002 Advanced preservation [Term 2, Mondays, 14.00-17.00]
- G006 Collection management and preservation [Term 2, Tuesdays, 10.00-13.00]
- G007 Database systems analysis and design [Term 2, Tuesdays, 14.00-17.00]
- G008 Digital resources in the humanities [Term 1, Fridays, 10.00-13.00]
- G010 English historical frameworks [Term 2, Fridays, 10.00-13.00]
- G012 Historical bibliography [Term 1, Mondays, 14.00-17.00]
- G015 International professional contexts [Term 1, Thursdays, 10.00-13.00]
- G017 Internet technologies [Term 1, Mondays, 14.00-17.00]
- G019 Legal and social aspects [Term 2, Thursdays, 14.00-17.00]
- G020 Introduction to management [Term 1, Tuesdays, 14.00-17.00]
- G021 Management skills [Term 2, Tuesdays, 10.00-13.00]
- G022 Manuscript studies [Term 2, Tuesdays, 14.00-17.00]
- G025 Preservation [Term 1, Mondays, 10.00-13.00 + some afternoon visits]
- G027 Principles of computing and information technology [Term 1, Tuesdays, 09.00-13.00]
- G033 Server technologies and structured data [Term 2, Fridays, 14.00-17.00]
- G034 Services to children and young people [Term 1, Mondays, 14.00-17.00]
- G035 Systems management [Term 1, Thursdays, 10.00-13.00]
- G036 Web publishing [Term 2, Fridays, 10.00-13.00]
- G037 XML [Term 2, Thursdays, 10.00-13.00]
- G038 Electronic publishing [Term 1, Mondays, 10.00-13.00]
- G053 Fundamentals of Information Science [Term 1, Fridays, 14.00-17.00]
- G058 Oral history: from creation to curation [Term 1, Fridays, 10.00-13.00]
How much time commitment is required?
Each module is taught in the course of a single term, either Term 1: October to December, or Term 2: January to March (click here for further details of UCL term dates).
Depending on the module, classes, lectures, seminars and field visits may occupy either a half day or a whole day each week. Classes are normally held from 10.00 to 13.00 or 14.00 to 17.00. In addition, time should be allowed for private study and for completion of coursework. Lectures are normally held on UCL's main site in Gower Street, London WC1; field visits and practical sessions may involve travel to other central London locations.
Do students on short courses take an assessment and obtain a qualification?
Short course students can choose whether or not to take the formal assessment for the module. Assessment normally takes the form of one or more pieces of written coursework [INSTG019 Legal and social aspects and INSTG049 Publishing law are assessed by written examination only]. Short course students do not obtain a recognised qualification from UCL, but can be issued with a certificate of attendance as evidence that they have studied the module(s) of their choice.
How much does it cost?
The fee for a single module short course for UK and EU residents is £750, payable at the start of the module. If your normal place of residence is outside the EU, the fee is £1,000.
Where can I get more information?
If you have any further questions, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
How do I apply?
Please download the short course application form and send the completed form to:
Short Course Administrator
Department of Information Studies
Is there a deadline for applications?
Applications for short courses can be submitted at any time, but places are limited and early application is advised.
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