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Want a degree with great career prospects?

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Information Science is an exciting discipline which leads to a range of career opportunities.

Information plays a vital role in just about everything we do in modern society. As a result, IT professionals are involved in almost every field of endeavour imaginable. People with IT skills are in high demand, and there are many and varied career opportunities in fields such as business, science, education, health, music and mass media.

Our industry links strengthen your Otago degree

As a graduate, you will require a degree that is highly respected – and highly relevant. Our industry connections inform the Department’s teaching programme. This ensures that, as students, you receive an education that is relevant to the current job market. In short, you can expect to be ‘industry ready’ from graduation.

Undergraduate study options

As an undergraduate you can study Information Science as part of a Bachelor of Commerce (BCom), Bachelor of Science (BSc) or Bachelor of Arts (BA). You can also specialise in Telecommunications, Software Engineering or Geographic Information Systems in a Bachelor of Applied Science (BAppSc).

Information Science is also a great second major or minor. Since information and computation are pervasive in modern organisations, some knowledge of Information Science is valuable in almost any career.

Postgraduate study options

We offer a range of study options for postgraduate students including Diplomas, Masters by coursework, Masters by research, and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD).