University of Sheffield

University of Sheffield


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 around 12 months� work experience but there is flexibility around this. Please contact us if you have queries about your work experience. If you�re more experienced, you should take the Professional Enhancement Programme.

Entry requirements

You�ll need at least a 2.2 in any subject and you would normally be expected to have 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. Optional modules: archives and records management; information governance and ethics; information literacy research; content management systems; digital multimedia libraries; public and youth library services.

Assessment methods

You�ll be assessed using a wide variety of methods including essays, reports, small projects, in-class tests, presentations, posters, group work and a research-based dissertation.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time £ 5,750 per Whole course (home fees) 1 years
MA Full-time £ 16,750 per Whole course (overseas fees) 1 years
MA Part-time - 2 years

Campus details

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

Key information

Postgraduate Admissions Tutor
Telephone number: 
0114 222 2660