Recognised and approved by the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals (CILIP), this route prepares graduates of all disciplines for a career in the modern information society and its industries.
The taught element is equivalent to a postgraduate diploma, and as a professional qualification enables progression to Chartership in your first professional post. Your study will focus on the principles for the organisation, retrieval and accessibility of information and on the strategic management of information organisations, such as libraries, the information landscape, for example online and on the web, and on the development of library services of all kinds. Successful completion of a dissertation develops your knowledge of the field and skills as a researcher resulting in the award of MA. You may undertake a placement, which we will help you to source, in information units, libraries and other relevant centres, including large corporations, local government, the National Health Service, financial and legal services. This will provide networking opportunities within the library, information and media industries.
Features and benefits of the course
- The course is recognised and approved by the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals (CILIP).
- Explore information and communications from the digital and human perspective.
- Assess how information is managed and how individuals' lives, organisations and society have been influenced by the digital revolution
- Gain skills that will enable you to be well-placed to pursue a career aligned with your interests, in a range of sectors.
- The taught element of the course is the equivalent of a postgraduate diploma which is accepted by the CILIP as meeting the requirements for professional qualification and progress to chartership.
- The programme has strong connections to the profession extended to the students via fieldwork placements, visiting speakers and workshops.
- Close links with Departmental Research Groups in Information Literacy, Information Behaviour, Search & Retrieval, User Experience, Knowledge Management and Social Media & Communications.
About the course
The course is recognised and approved by the CILIP (Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals), and the combination of taught units, dissertation and optional fieldwork will prepare you to take a leading role in rapidly evolving knowledge and information industries and enhance your skills for employability. Learning takes place in a vibrant environment, and you will be able to take advantage of our excellent connections to this sector via fieldwork placements and our programme of visiting speakers.
- Evidence bases in Library and Information Science
- Research Methods
- Information Organisations and their Management
- Information Organisation and Search
- Assessing Information Seeking Behaviour
- Digital Rights
- Digital Living
- Applied Programming
- Text and Data Tech
- Interactive Search and Interface Design
Typical entry requirements
You will normally have an undergraduate UK honours degree (or international or professional equivalent) in any discipline.
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Last updated March 1, 2018