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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Informatics Information Work / Information Use

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

The MSc in Information Science is an ideal career development programme for librarians, archivists and other information professionals who wish to update their management skills and experience in the use of information technology, the internet and digital media, or for those from a computer-oriented background who wish to specialise in information fields. The programme includes both practical and theoretical work through which students develop a deeper understanding of not just the technologies themselves but also the implications of applying and managing these technologies in varied information environments. The wide range of optional modules allows students to tailor the programme to fit their individual career specialisms and needs.

It brings together an outstanding team of researchers, teachers, students, practitioners and information industry leaders to help you understand, develop and shape the emerging information environment while elucidating and building on the historical developments that have created it. The MSc in Information Science prepares students for management roles in the information industries with an emphasis on technology, for example: information systems manager, systems librarian, web manager, information architect, knowledge manager, data manager, or indeed any information management role. Our graduates find work all over the world with electronic systems for managing, retrieving, distributing and archiving information. Both the MSc and PG Diploma programmes are recognised and accredited by the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals (CILIP), for professional qualifications purposes. This degree is also available as a PG Diploma and a PG Certificate with fees set accordingly. Students will take this course in flexible study mode also.

Different course options

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

Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

SEP

Modules

Introduction to Programming and Scripting - Core
Systems Management - Core
Fundamentals of Information Science - Core
Internet Technologies - Core
Database Systems Analysis and Design - Core

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£9,860

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£21,220

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

Students need to have a minimum of an upper second-class Bachelor's degree from a UK university or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard. Applicants with appropriate professional qualifications or experience in relevant disciplines will also be considered. We welcome applications from those with science, engineering or humanities backgrounds. However, applicants are expected to demonstrate some technical and/or mathematical aptitude.