Information School, Faculty of Social Sciences
We are the UK’s leading centre for information, data and knowledge management research and teaching. Our forward-thinking courses are fully accredited by CILIP and will equip you with the knowledge and skills required by employers.
About the course
Course description 2017
Our established MA Librarianship degree includes guest lectures from industry professionals and field visits. Through group work, you’ll hone your organisational and teamworking skills. We can also help you to develop leadership and management capabilities.
This CILIP-accredited course prepares you for a library career in a variety of sectors. Most applicants have around 12 months’ work experience but there is flexibility around this.
Please contact us if you have queries about your work experience. If you’re more experienced, you should take the Professional Enhancement Programme.
- Management for Library and Information Services
- Information Retrieval: Search Engines and Digital Libraries
- Information Literacy
- Libraries, Information and Society
- Research Methods and Dissertation Preparation
Examples of optional modules
- Archives and Records Management
- Information Governance and Ethics
- Researching Social Media
- Data and Society
- Digital Advocacy
- Business Intelligence
- Database Design
- Human Computer Information Interaction: Content Management Systems
- Digital Multimedia Libraries
- Public and Youth Library Services
- Academic and Workplace Library, Information and Knowledge Services
- 1 year full-time
- 2/3 years part-time
You'll need at least a good 2:2 and you would normally be expected to have some library or related work experience. Most applicants have around 12 months' experience but we are flexible. Please contact us with any queries about your work experience.
English language requirements
Overall IELTS grade of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each component, or equivalent.
Fees and funding
You can apply for postgraduate study using our Postgraduate Online Application Form. It is a quick and easy process.
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The course information set out here may change before you begin, particularly if you are applying significantly in advance of the start date.