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Library and Information Services Management (Distance Learning) MA

Library and Information Services Management (Distance Learning) MA

Key information

Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas

Information Management Librarianship And Library Management

Course type


Course Summary

Course description

This course is accredited by CILIP

This CILIP- accredited programme focuses on the creation, management and use of information, and the role that libraries and information services play in their communities. On the course, you will develop core skills and expertise to support your career development. You will learn about key strategic, operational and ethical issues involved in leading and supporting physical and digital library and information services. The course covers the latest theory and good practice.

The programme will enable you to apply what you learn in your working life immediately and also bring your professional experience to bear on your learning. It is taught completely online to fit around your other commitments, but at the same time encourages you to interact with fellow professionals on the course as well as with expert teaching staff and guest lecturers. And you can study from anywhere in the world

Please see our University website for the most up-to-date course information.

Different course options

Distance without attendance | University of Sheffield | 2 years | SEP

Study mode

Distance without attendance


2 years

Start date



Dissertation - Core
Libraries, Information and Society - Core
Research Methods and Dissertation Preparation - Core
Personal and Professional Development Portfolio - Core
Information and Knowledge Management - Core
Information Organisation - Core
Information Literacy - Core
Leadership, Strategy and Change - Core

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Entry requirements are flexible. You’ll need a combination of a good second-class honours degree and around 12 months’ information-related practical work experience. If you don’t have a degree but your professional experience is extensive, you might be able to take the postgraduate certificate or diploma and upgrade to the MA later. Overall IELTS score of 6.5, with a minimum of 6.0 in each component or equivalent.