University of Sheffield

University of Sheffield

Librarianship

**This course is accredited by CILIP** Our established MA Librarianship degree includes guest lectures from industry professionals and field visits. Through group work, you'll hone your organisational and teamworking skills. We can also help you to develop leadership and management capabilities. This CILIP-accredited course prepares you for a library career in a variety of sectors. Most applicants have several months' work experience in a library or information-related role, but there is flexibility around this. Please contact us if you have queries about your work experience. If you're more experienced, you could take the Professional Enhancement Programme. **Professional Enhancement Programme** The Professional Enhancement Programme is designed for experienced professionals. The emphasis is on helping you re-evaluate the way you work in the context of new and emerging ideas. As an experienced professional, you'll take fewer core modules than students who are starting from scratch. This leaves you free to choose more optional modules, so you can focus on what's most relevant to you in your job. Please see our University website for the most up-to-date course information.

Entry requirements

MA: At least a good 2.2 in any subject and some library or related work experience. English language requirements: overall IELTS grade of 6.5, with a minimum of 6.0 in each component.

Course modules

Core modules Dissertation; Management for Library and Information Services; Information Retrieval: Search Engines and Digital Libraries; Information Literacy; Libraries, Information and Society; Research Methods and Dissertation Preparation. Examples of optional modules Including: Archives and Records Management; Information Governance and Ethics; Researching Social Media; Data and Society; Digital Advocacy; Business Intelligence; Database Design; Human Computer Information Interaction: Content Management Systems; Digital Multimedia Libraries; Public and Youth Library Services; Academic and Workplace Library, Information and Knowledge Services.

Assessment methods

Assessment is by a wide variety of methods including essays, reports, small projects, in-class tests, presentations, posters, group work and a research-based dissertation.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time September 2019 - 1 Years
MA Part-time September 2019 - 3 Years

Campus details

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

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