Degree on Digital Management of Information and Documents

2019/2020 · 240 credits

What you learn

The curriculum is based on a multidisciplinary approach in which information technologies (tools, techniques, instruments and technological procedures of computer essential in the current world) not only form a cross-sectional basis on which the other subjects are supported, but they are also introduced in the contents of all the subjects to complement the training of the students and guarantee an updated, competitive, specialized training adapted to our society and the current labor market.

On this basis, the central axis is formed by Information Science subjects that provide training in everything related with production processes, organization, recovery, evaluation and preservation of digital and digitized information and documentation. Finally, the training is complemented with core knowledge ubjects that provide the essential multidisciplinary approach with a deeply practical orientation, as well as complementary knowledge subjects that allow students to approach the problems of the real world together with the techniques and technologies that allow to solve them.

All the subjects include information skills workshops that allow direct learning by professionals and entrepreneurs from the world of information management and documentation, as well as visits to companies and related institutions.

The curriculum includes the possibility for students to select between two itineraries of curricular intensification constituted each of them by four compulsory subjects (24 credits in total):

  • Mention in Library and Archival Science. Focused on the management of institutions responsible for the custody, classification, recovery, preservation and dissemination of information and documentation: archives, libraries and documentation centers, both public and private, as well as services and information and documentation departments of companies and organizations.
  • Mention in Information for Science and Technology. Focused on the use of ICT to support information management processes such as the recovery of information in information systems, the publication of information on the Web, the creation of digital content, and the publication of information in an interoperable way through digital information description languages.

It is also possible to choose not to carry out any specialization and select any eight optional subjects.

Complete study skills

Professional and academic career

Professional environment

  • Data analyst and information architect
  • Content and digital communities manager
  • Business and competitive intelligence technician
  • Director of documentation center, archive or library

Professional and academic career

  • Data analysis and management companies, creation of editorial content, and digital marketing, and any company that manages digital content (community management, social media management, content management)
  • Documentation centers (publishing houses, hospitals, media, consultancies and legal consultancies)
  • Archives (public administration, private organizations and companies)
  • Libraries (public, university, specialized)

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Study structure

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Student mobility

UDC holds student mobility agreements with universities and other third-level institutions across four continents. Students are offered several opportunities each year to apply to study abroad in one of these centres (for a single term or for a whole year), with the guarantee that all credits obtained will be duly recognised in their academic record upon their return.

For each round of applications, the University publishes the list of exchange options available to students and, where relevant, the specific conditions associated with each. Students may also apply to the University for funding for international work experience placements and internships.

Work experience placements are accredited in the student's academic record and the European diploma supplement. Students are free to decide in which host company or academic institution within the EHEA they wish to carry out their placement. To assist them in their search, the University has created an online noticeboard with jobs postings and other news.

Work-study placements in A Coruña are arranged by the International Relations Office (ORI) of the UDC in collaboration with the international relations coordinators in the student’s home university. The general entry criteria, rights and obligations of students, and admission and acceptance procedures for the programme, are regulated by the UDC Mobility Policy.