City, University of London

City, University of London

Library and Information Science

Library and Information Science (LIS) is the academic discipline which focuses on the whole communication chain of recorded information. It overlaps with, but is distinct from, computer science, human-computer interaction (HCI), publishing and digital humanities.

Course modules

Foundations of the information sciences, and the concept of information in different domains; human information behaviour - how people interact with information and information resources; information for creativity, innovation, and fashion; information resources and documents - their past present and future; and new forms of publishing and information communication.

Assessment methods

Research students are initially registered for the degree of MPhil. Promotion to PhD registration is contingent upon the satisfactory outcome of a review process. This normally takes place towards the end of the first year of registration for full-time candidates and towards the end of the second year for part-time candidates. The PhD programme concludes with the candidate submitting their research in the form of a PhD thesis and attending a viva voce examination in front of at least two examiners, at least one of whom will be external to City.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Full-time October 2018 GBP 4,000 per Year 1 (England) 3 Years
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Full-time October 2018 GBP 12,500 per Year 1 (International) 3 Years
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Full-time October 2018 GBP 4,000 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 3 Years
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Full-time October 2018 GBP 4,000 per Year 1 (Scotland) 3 Years
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Full-time October 2018 GBP 4,000 per Year 1 (Wales) 3 Years
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Part-time October 2018 GBP 2,000 per Year 1 (Scotland) 5 Years
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Part-time October 2018 GBP 2,000 per Year 1 (Wales) 5 Years
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Part-time October 2018 GBP 2,000 per Year 1 (England) 5 Years
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Part-time October 2018 GBP 6,250 per Year 1 (International) 5 Years
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Part-time October 2018 GBP 2,000 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 5 Years

Campus details

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

Get in touch

Remember to mention TARGETpostgrad when contacting universities.

Key information

Contact: 
PG enquiries
Telephone number: 
02070405060