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.

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 GBP 15,000 per Whole course (International) 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2018 GBP 9,000 per Whole course (Home/EU) 1 Years
MSc Part-time September 2018 GBP 4,500 per Year 1 (Home/EU) 2 Years
MSc Part-time September 2018 GBP 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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