University of Sheffield

University of Sheffield

Digital Library Management

This CILIP-accredited course is about the creation, management and use of digital libraries and resources. It will introduce you to the strategic thinking and project management skills you need for a successful career. You'll learn about digitisation, repositories, web creation and how to design digital libraries people want to use. The course combines lectures from academics and professionals, seminars, small-group work and computer labs. We can also help you to develop leadership and management capabilities.

Entry requirements

MSc: Applicants need at least a good 2.2 in any subject. English language requirements: overall IELTS grade of 6.5, with a minimum of 6.0 in each component.

Course modules

Core modules Dissertation; Designing Usable Websites; Digital Multimedia Libraries; Management and Strategy for Digital Libraries; Information Retrieval: Search Engines and Digital Libraries; Research Methods and Dissertation Preparation. Examples of optional modules Including: Researching Social Media; Information Systems in Organisations; E-Business and E-Commerce; Database Design; Libraries, Information and Society; Introduction to Digital Humanities; Content Management Systems; Information Governance and Ethics; Data and Society: Business Intelligence; Academic and Workplace Library, Information and Knowledge Services; Human Computer Information Interaction; Archives and Record Management; Advanced Digital Humanities.

Assessment methods

Assessment methods include: essays, reports, small projects, in-class tests, presentations, posters, group work and a research-based dissertation.

Sponsorship information

You may be eligible for a competitive studentship under the AHRC's Professional Preparation Master's scheme.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2018 7,000 per Year 1 (Wales) 12 Months
MSc Full-time September 2018 7,000 per Year 1 (England) 12 Months
MSc Full-time September 2018 19,400 per Year 1 (International) 12 Months
MSc Full-time September 2018 7,000 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 12 Months
MSc Full-time September 2018 7,000 per Year 1 (Scotland) 12 Months
MSc Part-time September 2018 - 36 Months
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip Full-time September 2018 - 9 Months
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip Part-time September 2018 - 18 Months
Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert Full-time September 2018 - 4 Months
Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert Part-time September 2018 - 12 Months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Main Site S10 2TN Yorkshire and the Humber

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