DEGREE ON DIGITAL MANAGEMENT OF INFORMATION AND DOCUMENTS

It is an official title of the Universidade da Coruña to train specialized and highly qualified professionals with multidisciplinary knowledge Information Science, Data Science, Big Data, content management, communication, social sciences and humanities.

The degree plays a central and integrating role with respect to four competences (communication, information management, technology and analysis techniques), and with respect to five professional profiles (data engineer, data scientist, producer of digital content, community manager, and business intelligence). After completing the degree you will be able to:

  • Lead multidisciplinary teams that act as a transmission belt between the management of the company and the teams of scientists and data engineers that analyze and manage the information.
  • Lead the process of digital transformation of any company through your content management capabilities and digital communities.
  • Effectively plan and manage information services (documentation centers, archives and libraries) that preserve, represent and recover the documentation produced by companies, institutions and organizations in their activities.

What will 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.

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.

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 subjects 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.

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.

Professional opportunities

Sectors

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)

Roles

Data analyst and information architect

Content and digital communities manager

Business and competitive intelligence technician

Director of documentation center, archive or library

Who is this degree for?

Students interested in acquiring capacities of:

  • Organization, search and retrieval of information and documentats
  • Knowledge and data management
  • Creation of digital editorial content and management of digital contents
  • Skills for interpersonal communication
  • Analysis and critical reasoning
  • Creative thinking
  • Adaptation to changes in the environment
  • Autonomous learning, teamwork

What makes it different?

Multidisciplinary training

Professional profile with humanistic training for decision making and technical training for its implementation and management

Unique in Galicia

Provides the skills, techniques and skills demanded by the new professions in the field of the digital economy

Modern methodology

Information technology
Workshops with professionals
Work placement

Where is it taught?

Facultade de Humanidades e Documentación

Campus de Ferrol
A Coruña