School of Information, Faculty of Social Sciences
If you're considering a career in information management, a masters from Sheffield can give you the grounding you need. If you're an experienced professional, we can enhance your skills.
About the course
1 year full-time/2-3 years part-time
You'll be introduced to the principles, disciplines and skills of librarianship. Our teaching and research are internationally recognised and we have close links with the profession so you'll be inspired by the latest ideas and concepts.
This CILIP-accredited course prepares you for a library career in a variety of sectors. If you have one to two years' practical library and information-related work experience, this course is for you. If you're more experienced, you should take the Professional Enhancement Programme.
You'll need a first degree in any subject plus 12 months' relevant work experience.
English language requirements for overseas students
Overall IELTS grade of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each component, or equivalent.
Fees and funding
You may be eligible for a competitive studentship under the AHRC's Professional Preparation Masters scheme. Contact us for further details.
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Your masters prepares you for a library or IT-related career in any sector where information management is key. Graduates also become consultants to organisations who value their expertise.
Graduate Sam Wiggins is Information Officer at Norton Rose Group:
In the information age, effective use of information improves the world and makes a positive difference to our lives. It is also central to economic development.
The rapid pace of technological change and the globalisation of markets means that organisations in all sectors must realise the value of information systems. The world needs graduates who are information literate.
Our department has been rated as the UK's number one for Information Studies research in every single Research Assessment Exercise. Employers know our masters students are taught by experts at the forefront of their fields.
Rated the UK's best library and information science department in every single Research Assessment Exercise.
We make sure you have all the tools you'll need. Our dedicated departmental teaching suite contains two networked laboratories with 60 computers, a 30-seat lecture room and two seminar rooms, and you can connect your laptop to our wireless network.
For research, the Michael Lynch Research Computing Laboratory has networked PCs and UNIX-based workstations. We're right in the middle of things, next to St George’s Library and close to the new state-of-the-art Information Commons, so you'll easily be able to access the University's many resources.
You can apply for postgraduate study using our Postgraduate Online Application Form. It is a quick and easy process.