Degree in information and documentation


Program Description



Information and documentation are the central nucleus shared by professionals working in libraries, documentation and archives centers, and content managers of all types of organizations.

The Degree in Information and Documentation Is oriented to offer a multipurpose training for the management of the information, that includes the selection, analysis and recovery of the information in the most diverse contexts.

Why study the degree

The Degree in Information and Documentation offers the necessary training to successfully carry out the tasks expected of a good professional in the fields related to the classification of books and documents, the norms of cataloging and classification, the organization of libraries and the use of Various sources of bibliographic information.

All those interested in receiving a quality training in these tasks, will find in the Degree in Information and Documentation the answers to their questions and concerns.

What is learned

The Faculty of Humanities and Documentation in general, and the Degree in Information and Documentation in particular, offer a high quality training both in the purely academic aspect and in the most professional aspect of the different documentary techniques.

Given the title's own planning, it also offers a deep humanist content that complements and improves the student's education. Both aspects form an excellent basis for the future professional.

Structure of the Study

1st Course

  • Introduction to History
  • Applied Informatics
  • Socio-Cultural Anthropology
  • Introduction to Ethics
  • Information Management: Fundamentals and Theory
  • System of Knowledge: Philosophy, Science and Technology
  • Sociology
  • Historiographic Techniques
  • Bibliography and Information Sources
  • Archives

2nd Course

  • Business Management and Cultural Institutions
  • Galician Literature
  • General Documentation
  • Biblioteconomía
  • Computer Literacy
  • Documentary Analysis
  • Content Document Analysis
  • Statistics
  • Descriptive Cataloging of Special Documents
  • Legal Aspects of Access to Information

3rd Course

  • Planning and Management of Information Units
  • Formal Cataloging of Electronic Documents
  • Management of Administrative Documents
  • Specialized Information Sources
  • Documentary Databases
  • Terminological Indexing Languages
  • Collection Management
  • Alphanumeric Classification Languages
  • Management of Quality in Documentary Organizations
  • User Studies

4th Course

  • Nature and Evolution of the Information Units
  • Archives
  • Information Policy
  • Historical File Management
  • Sources of Information in Science and Technology
  • Company Archives
  • External Practices (Practicum)
  • Digital Libraries
  • Web Resource Design
  • Recovery and Evaluation of Electronic Information
  • Documental Techniques Applied to Scientific Research
  • Promotion of Services in Information Units
  • Documentation in the Media
  • Final Project

Professional and academic outputs

The degree in Information and Documentation raises as the main objective the training of professionals in the methods of classification and cataloging of books and documents, the different archiving systems, the norms of cataloging and classification, the organization of libraries and in the use of sources of Bibliographic information. Training will also be basic in aspects related to the organization of the centers and the application of new technologies.


  • Libraries (general and specialized)
  • Archives (Public administration and companies)
  • Information and documentation centers (media, publishing houses, hospitals, companies, etc.)
  • Documentation Services Companies

Recommended profile

Those interested in the Degree of Information and Documentation must fulfill the requirements of access to the University marked by the governing bodies of the University of Coruña and by the Department of Education and University Management of the Xunta de Galicia for high school students, Seniors of 25 and 45, senior technicians of vocational training, university graduates (graduate, graduate, graduate, engineer or equivalent degrees) and foreign students.

In order to attend the Degree of Information and Documentation there are no specific conditions or tests of access, but it is advisable that future students possess the following academic and personal characteristics:

Academic characteristics:

  • Basic cultural training
  • Dominion of the Castilian language and the Galician language: ability of oral expression and writing
  • Knowledge of a foreign language
  • Management of technological tools and basic computer skills

Personal characteristics:

  • Interest in the search and retrieval of information
  • Curiosity and taste for reading
  • Creative thinking
  • Qualities for autonomous learning and teamwork
  • Skills for interpersonal communication
  • Capacity for analysis and critical reasoning
  • Adapting to changes in the environment

Common access requirements

In order to request a place, one of the following access requirements established in art. 2 of RD 1892/2008:

  • To be in possession of the title of Bachillerato, or equivalent, and to pass the Test of Access to the University (PAU)
  • Comply with the requirements for access to the university in the educational systems of member states of the European Union or other states with which Spain has signed international agreements in this area.
  • Have passed the University Access Test for over 25 years, or have it passed, in the University System of Galicia, according to previous regulations.
  • Have passed the university entrance test for those over 45 years.
  • Possess a title of superior technician of professional formation, teachings of plastic arts and design or superior technical technician, or equivalent titles.
  • Possess an official university degree, a degree from correspondents to the previous order of university education (graduate, graduate, engineer, etc.) or equivalent degrees.
  • To be able to access the university according to educational orders prior to that established by Royal Decree 1892/2008, of November 14, not contemplated in the previous sections.
Last updated Mar 2020

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