University of Sheffield

University of Sheffield

Librarianship

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.

Entry requirements

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 2016 GBP 6,000 per Whole course (England) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 17,750 per Whole course (International) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,000 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,000 per Whole course (Scotland) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,000 per Whole course (Wales) 1 years
MA Part-time September 2016 - 2 years

Campus details

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

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