Manchester Metropolitan University Postgraduate Open Day 11/02/15

The open day went well. I had a nice little afternoon trip over to Manchester and left feeling more positive about the course. Sheffield is still my first choice but I will probably apply to MMU as well because of the convenience of its location. It’s a short train journey away and the course did sound interesting. The course has an in depth focus on information and technology. The core module titles are; Research and Practice, Management and Information Professionals, Search and Retrieval, Information Futures and Dissertation. The optional modules are; Digital Rights, E-learning and the Organisation, Literature and it’s Readers and Information and Knowledge Management. There are not many options available in terms of module choices. They do offer some decent funding. There are 16 bursaries for the faculty up for grabs offering 50% of tuition fees and there is also the Jean Rich Studentship which is the award of 6000 Canadian dollars. There are no exams but this doesn’t really matter to me as I don’t mind sitting exams. I will make a more comprehensive comparison once I’ve been to the open day at Sheffield in a few weeks.  

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