UCL (University College London)

UCL (University College London)

Information Science

This is an ideal career development programme for librarians, archivists and other information professionals who wish to update their management skills and experience in the use of information technology, the internet and digital media, or for those from a computer-oriented background who wish to specialise in information fields. The programme is delivered through a combination of lectures, seminars, computer laboratory practicals and classroom practicals, with a strong emphasis on informal teaching and the acquisition of practical skills.

Entry requirements

The programme requires a minimum of a 2nd Class undergraduate degree from a UK university or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard. An appropriate professional qualification is preferred. Applicants with relevant experience in an information or computing discipline may also be considered.

Course modules

Core modules: Systems management; internet technologies; database systems analysis and design; introduction to programming and scripting; fundamentals of information science. Options (indicative): Server programming and structured data; XML; digital resources in the humanities; legal and social aspects; management; electronic publishing; encoded archival description and digitisation of archives; individual approved study; advanced topics in the digital humanities; introduction to digitisation; knowledge representation and semantic technologies; introduction to digital curation.

Assessment methods

Assessment is through a mixture of essays, reports, examination, and practical projects such as website design and data modelling.

Sponsorship information

Arts and Humanities Research Council.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 9,020 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MSc Full-time £ 18,670 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
PgDip Variable - 2 years
MSc Part-time - 2 years
PgCert Variable - 2 years
PgDip Full-time - 9 months
PgCert Full-time - 15 weeks

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Bloomsbury Campus Camden WC1E 6BT South East

Key information

Programme Administrator
Telephone number: 
020 7383 0557