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Library and Information Studies MA

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Full time | UCL (University College London) | 1 year | 25-SEP-23

Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

25-SEP-23

Key information
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Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas

Libraries / Librarianship Information Work / Information Use

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

The Library and Information Studies MA provides the ideal foundation for career progression in library or information work. The one-year programme is accredited by the professional association, Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals (CILIP), and offers students a wide range of up-to-date learning opportunities while helping to develop strong networks designed to enhance their employability. The programme prepares students for professional practice in the field of library and information studies. It strengthens traditional principles with cutting-edge approaches and helps students understand how information is produced, disseminated, controlled and recorded. It provides students with the practical skills required to identify, locate, manage and organise information.

Careers

The programme aims to be broad-based: we are not trying to produce graduates who can work in only one kind of library or information service. The skills and competences we aim to develop are intended to apply in a wide range of different sectors.

Employability

As a vocational Master's, this programme prepares students for employment in the library and information sector, and, in most cases, for promotion from their pre-library school role as a library assistant to a qualified librarian role, such as senior library assistant, assistant librarian, librarian and library manager. Students also choose careers in information provision, such as taxonomists and web designers. There are specialist employment agencies that place students in both short-term and permanent positions, so if students do not find their ideal post straight away, they usually find suitable employment while continuing to seek their ideal post.

Optional qualifications

This degree is also available as a PG Diploma with fees set accordingly.

Accreditation

The Library and Information Studies MA/PG Diploma has had its accreditation by the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals (CILIP) as professional level qualifications extended to 2019/20. The programme will be will seeking accreditation for a further five years once the current accreditation has expired.

Modules

Supporting Information Users - Core
The Library and Information Professional - Core
Managing Collections - Core
Cataloguing and Classification - Core
Using Technology in Information Organisations - Core
Managing Information Organisations - Core

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

For this course (per year)

10,800

International fees
Course fees for EU and international students

For this course (per year)

26,000

Entry requirements

A minimum of an upper second-class Bachelor's degree in a relevant discipline from a UK university or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard. Normally a substantial amount (usually equivalent to about a year) of full-time employment or its equivalent in a recognised library or information service.

University information

University College London (UCL) is one of the largest and most highly ranked higher education institutions in the world, conducting leading research across a wide range of subject areas. Throughout its long and prestigious history, it has inspired and educated countless minds and produced 30 Nobel prize recipients. With one campus located in the heart of Bloomsbury, and a second campus in vibrant east London the university is home to around...more

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