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Information Science (Library Management) MSc

Information Science (Library Management) MSc

Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Librarianship And Library Management

Course type


Course Summary

This course is designed equally for those who are already information professionals in libraries and those who are looking to break into the sector for the first time. To suit those who have existing work commitments, the course is taught via a flexible distance learning mode and it has a slightly extended duration of 16 months. This distance learning course for people who are, or will be, working within an information environment and who are committed to studying for a Masters qualification alongside their other commitments. It’s a great way to add a specialism in library management to your undergraduate studies in any subject, such as computing, business or social sciences.

While some assessments contribute to your final grade, there are other assessments that are provided purely to guide your progress and reinforce your learning. On graduation, you will be well placed to play a role in this new world of libraries. Employers are looking for information professionals who can develop fresh insights through mastery of their subject and critical scholarship. With your Masters qualification, you will be equipped to make a difference, advance your practice and make well-balanced judgments. You could work for a wide range of employers in the public, private and third sector, or you could progress in a career that you have already started. Your Masters qualification can also form the basis for further postgraduate studies at a higher level.

Different course options

Study mode

Distance without attendance


2 years

Start date



You will learn about the principles and practice of modern library management, including leadership and outreach. You will appreciate what it means to be a library and information professional, by exploring the wider information and library environment that you operate in, and understanding the strategic and managerial theory which underpins a working environment. Practical skills relating to leadership, outreach and decision making will be investigated and developed throughout the module.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (overall cost)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (overall cost)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Applicants should normally have a minimum of a 2:2 honours degree, or equivalent.