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.
Which modules can I take?
DIS currently offers the following modules as short courses:
- Access: policies and practice [Term 2]
- Collections care [Term 2]
- Managing collections [Term 1]
- Database systems analysis and design [Term 2]
- Digital resources in the humanities [Term 1]
- Supporting information users [Term 2]
- Internet technologies [Term 1]
- Introduction to Programming & Scripting [Term 1]
- Legal and social aspects [Term 2]
- Managing information organisations [Term 2]
- The Recordkeeping Professional [Term 1]
- Manuscript Studies [Term 2]
- Using technology in information organisations [Term 1]
- Server technologies and structured data [Term 2]
- Systems management [Term 2]
- XML [Term 2]
- Electronic publishing [Term 1]
- Fundamentals of Information Science [Term 1]
- Knowledge Representation & Semantic Technologies [Term 2]
- Information Literacy [Term 1]
- Information Governance [Term 2]
- Foundations of machine learning [Term 2]
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 is 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 complete a short course application form and send it 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.