City, University of London

City, University of London

Information Science

This course focuses on the skills of information creation, organisation, retrieval and dissemination which are pivotal to the successful functioning of any organisation; the programme emphasises a strong mix of theory and practice and incorporates career skills for information management; it offers a comprehensive, integrated and systematic study of recorded information in all its manifestations.

Entry requirements

Honours degree in any subject (minimum 2.1), or equivalent qualification, plus relevant work experience; some experience of information work is normally required.

Course modules

Modules include: library and information science foundation; information resources and organisation; information management and policy; digital information technologies and architecture; research, evaluation and communication skills; information retrieval; information domains; libraries and publishing in the information society; information law and policy; independent study; web applications development; data visualisation.

Assessment methods

Assessment on all components is usually by individual coursework assignment.

Sponsorship information

The programme is recognised by the Arts and Humanities Research Board as suitable for the award of Professional and Vocational Awards; limited number of informatics scholarships available for full-time overseas students.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 8,000 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MSc Full-time £ 14,500 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
MSc Part-time £ 4,000 per Academic year (home fees) 2 years
MSc Part-time £ 7,250 per Academic year (overseas fees) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Northampton Square Islington EC1V 0HB South East

Key information

Telephone number: 
020 7040 5060