Aberystwyth University

Aberystwyth University

Information and Library Studies (distance-learning)

The course accepts two intakes every year, one in April and another in September. Applications are welcomed throughout the year. The skills of information and library professionals are in demand as employers recognise the necessity for staff to identify, organise, retrieve and make accessible information as it exists in paper, electronic and multimedia formats. On this course you will be introduced to the key information handling skills as well as the opportunity to develop your ICT, management and interpersonal skills. You will be equipped with the knowledge and skills for professional work. In addition, as the programme is studied at a distance, you should be able to feedback your newly acquired knowledge into your workplace as you progress.

Entry requirements

A strong honours degree at undergraduate level plus a minimum of 6 months experience in a relevant information resource environment. Candidates with equivalent experience and qualifications will be considered.

English Language Requirements: If you have a Bachelor's degree from a UK University, you do not need to take an English proficiency test. Non-native English speakers who do not meet this requirement must take a University-recognised test of academic English language proficiency.

Course modules

Core (100 Credits) The following modules are core and must be taken.

Semester 1
Research In The Profession DSM1810
Information Services: Planning For Delivery DSM5420
Information And Society DSM7620
Studies In Management DSM7720
Information Organisation And Retrieval DSM7820
Collection Management DSM8010
Options You must take 20 credits of the following modules. Core (60 Credits) The following module is core and must be taken. Dissertation

Semester 3
Dissertation DSM1460

Assessment methods

The programme is assessed on the basis of coursework in Part One and the dissertation in Part Two. Successful completion of Part One allows the award of a Diploma. The subsequent successful submission of your research dissertation (Part Two) leads to the award of an MA.

Sponsorship information

See http://www.aber.ac.uk/en/postgrad/fees-finance/

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Distance learning GBP 7,140 per Whole course (EU) 2 years
MA Distance learning GBP 7,140 per Whole course (England) 2 years
MA Distance learning GBP 7,140 per Whole course (International) 2 years
MA Distance learning GBP 7,140 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MA Distance learning GBP 7,140 per Whole course (Scotland) 2 years
MA Distance learning GBP 7,140 per Whole course (Wales) 2 years

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Key information

Contact: 
Department of Information Studies
Telephone number: 
01970 622188