City, University of London

City, University of London

Information Science

This programme is for students with a first degree or equivalent in any discipline, who have an interest in information communication, and who would like to start or develop a career in information management. It is also suitable for professionals wishing to update their knowledge and skills within the discipline. Information Science is a broad discipline, and it appeals to curious students who enjoy analysing, understanding, communicating and sharing information, and who like working with information architecture and technologies.

Entry requirements

MSc: Applicants should normally hold a second-class honours degree or the equivalent from an international institution in any discipline, or have LIS related work experience. Previous relevant professional experience is also considered. INTO Postgraduate preparation Programmes: If you do not qualify for direct entry, our partner INTO City University London offers academic preparation programmes which focus on the skills you need. Successful completion of the Graduate Diploma in Science and Engineering at INTO City, University of London means guaranteed progression to this degree. Applicants whose 1st language is not English should have an IELTS score of 6.5 (minimum of 6.0 in all four components).

Course modules

Core modules: Library and Information Science Foundation (15 credits); Digital Information Technologies and Architecture (15 credits); Information Organisation (15 credits); Information Retrieval (15 credits); Information Management and Policy (15 credits); Research Methods and Communication (15 credits); Information Resources and Documentation (15 credits). Elective modules: Libraries and Publishing in the Information Society (15 credits); Information law and policy (15 credits); Independent study (15 credits); Web applications development (15 credits); Data Visualisation (15 credits).

Assessment methods

Assessment on all components is usually by individual coursework assignment. The course involves study of 7 core modules and 1 elective module, plus a dissertation.

Sponsorship information

UK/EU applicants - Computer Science Scholarships of £2,000. International Student Scholarships of £2,000. City, University of London Graduate Loyalty Discount of £2,500. Hyams Bursary: A bursary of £3,500 is available for one MSc Information Science student. The Alex McVitty Memorial Award: The Memorial Award provides financial assistance of £1,500 towards living expenses.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2018 15,500 per Whole course (International) 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2018 9,000 per Whole course (Home/EU) 1 Years
MSc Part-time September 2018 7,750 per Year 1 (Home/EU) 2 Years
MSc Part-time September 2018 7,500 per Year 1 (International) 2 Years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Northampton Square EC1V 0HB London

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