University of Sheffield

University of Sheffield

Library and Information Services Management

Change happens fast in information management. As a professional, you need to keep up with new technologies and approaches if you want to provide great services. That's what we're here for. Our new CILIP-accredited MA helps you develop the skills you need to move your career forward. It's also a unique opportunity to share your experience with fellow professionals. We offer modules that focus on leadership and on your own personal and professional development. This course is designed to suit busy professionals. It's taught completely online so you can fit it around your other commitments. And you can study from anywhere in the world.

Entry requirements

A combination of a good 2nd Class Honours degree and around 12 months' information-related practical work experience; or professional experience. English language requirements: IELTS 6.5 with at least 6.0 in each component.

Course modules

Core modules

Libraries, Information and Society; Information Literacy; Leadership, Strategy and Change; Information Retrieval: Search Engines and Digital Libraries; Information and Knowledge Management; Personal and Professional Development Portfolio; Research Methods and Dissertation Preparation; Dissertation.

Examples of optional modules

Public and Youth Library Services; Academic and Workplace Library, Information and Knowledge Services; Information Governance and Ethics; Database Design and Data Management.

Assessment methods

Assessment is through 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 Distance learning September 2016 - 24 months
MA Distance learning September 2016 - 24 months
PgCert Distance learning September 2016 - 12 months
PgCert Distance learning September 2016 - 12 months
PgDip Distance learning September 2016 - 18 months
PgDip Distance learning September 2016 - 18 months

Campus details

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

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