An MA or Master of Arts degree is obtained by students after completing a one- to two-year program studying History, English or other fine arts or humanities subjects. MA studies are most often a mix of research and coursework.
Students who wish to pursue a career in information technology, systems analysis, or application programming may benefit from studying information science. This field can involve the movement, classification, manipulation, and analysis of information within a technological context.
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UCL’s Department of Information Studies in London is the UK’s premier faculty for the teaching of Library and Information Studies. This MA at UCL Qatar is academically identical to the equivalent programme offered in London, with additional focus on Qatar and the regional context in which students will operate as professionals. [+]
Library and Information Studies MA
Full-time 1 year Part-time 2 years
The MA in Library and Information Studies at UCL Qatar has become the first-degree programme of its kind in the region to be formally accredited by CILIP: the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals.
UCL Qatar’s Library and Information Studies MA is identical to the programme offered at UCL’s Department of Information Studies in London – the UK’s premier facility for the teaching of library and information studies. Our programme comprises an additional focus on Qatar and the regional context in which students will operate as professionals, through case studies and work placement opportunities. Students are given a thorough grounding in the key theoretical and practical skills required to work as a leading library or information professional and will develop a broad skill-set with a particular focus on library and information management, collection building, cataloguing and classification. COURSE STRUCTURE... [-]
The Dual Master's programme Archival and Information Studies focuses on Archival Studies, treating contemporary archival theory and practice, training archivists in the science and craft of record-keeping, and providing insight into the archives of the past and future. [+]
The Dual Master's programme Archival and Information Studies focus on Archival Studies, treating contemporary archival theory and practice, training archivists in the science and craft of record-keeping, and providing insight into the archives of the past and future.Archiving the everyday
The computational turn has fundamentally changed the way people and institutions produce, use, collect, share, and keep information. Data is the vital fuel for a growing number of applications in daily life and has become a fundamental human resource, similar to food, energy or transportation. The result is a fragmentation and personalisation of data-creation and data-use.
What are the implications of these developments for information management and record-keeping? How can we keep relevant information accessible in time? How does the data-driven culture transform societal values such as transparency and privacy? And how do we keep the archives of the past connected to the needs of the present? These questions are central to the Dual Master in Archival Studies.... [-]