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This program is also available externally, online.

Accredited by the Australian Library and Information Association, the Australian Society of Archivists and  the Records and Information Management Professionals Australasia, this degree offers you a learning environment informed by industry and relevant professional practice.
The Master of Information Management is the only qualification of its kind in South Australia. Offering specialisations in Archives and Records Management, and Library and Information Management, this qualification boasts the most recent practical applications of theory in this field. As part of your studies, you will have the opportunity to participate in a practical field work project and a four-week placement within a library.
The degree includes the option to complete a minor thesis on a topic of your choice. Students who successfully complete this qualification may be eligible to apply for a PhD.
This degree has a Graduate Certificate (DCIL) and a Graduate Diploma (DGIL) nested within it. Each qualification extends to the next, allowing you to easily transition to a master level qualification.
Archives and Record Management
This specialisation integrates the knowledge and practical skills required for careers such as records managers, preservation managers and archivists as well as knowledge and information management officers.
Library and Information Management
This specialisation integrates the knowledge and practical skills required for careers as librarians and knowledge and information management officers.
Career opportunities
Depending on the specialisation, you may find employment in positions such as:
>> librarian
>> records manager
>> preservation manager
>> archivist.
Your cross-disciplinary skills will translate well within a number of industries including:
>> law
>> health sciences
>> business
>> government agencies.
In 2015, 97 per cent of our University’s research had been assessed at a world-class standard or above by the Excellence in Research for Australia ratings which included the fields of artificial intelligence and image processing, distributed computing and information systems.
Vice Chancellor’s International Excellence Scholarship
International students may be eligible for a 50% reduction in their student contributions (tuition fees) for up to four years of full-time study. Up to 20 scholarships are available in 2017 for students who have applied to study a UniSA undergraduate or postgraduate (by coursework) degree. For more information and eligibility criteria please click here.
International Merit Scholarship
International students may be eligible for a 25% reduction in their student contributions (tuition fees) for their first year of study in this program. For more information and eligibility criteria please click here.

Professional accreditation

This program is professionally accredited by Records and Information Management Professionals Australasia.

Professional recognition

This program is recognised by the Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA). Students must fulfil a fieldwork placement in the library and information sector for a period of 4 weeks or equivalent.

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