University of Strathclyde

University of Strathclyde

Information and Library Studies

This course prepares you to perform at the initial professional level in libraries, information services and agencies of all types in both the public and private sector; the course focuses on the essential core skills of library and information work, while providing an opportunity to specialise later in particular aspects of the profession; plus to develop skills and knowledge in digital archiving and organisation of knowledge. It's the only course in the UK that in semester 1 or 2 will provide a weekly, one-day placement in a Central Scotland library and information service. Current partners include Glasgow Life, Glasgow Caledonian University, Scottish Enterprise, the BBC, and the Scottish Government. You'll be exposed to the latest developments in library and information practice to learn in practice alongside the theory you learn in lectures and labs. You'll also receive guest lectures from leading library professionals, and the option to undertake your MSc thesis research in the professional context.

Course modules

Compulsory modules: Organisation of knowledge; information retrieval and access; information law; library technology and systems; management information services; libraries, information and society; research methods; dissertation.

Assessment methods

Coursework assignments involve: individual work; group projects; exams; practical work in computer laboratories. For the award of the MSc, you'll be required to complete an individual project under supervision. This should contain an element of original research.

Sponsorship information

SAAS (for Scottish students only); Career Development Loans.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2017 GBP 16,000 per (Year 1) 12 Months
MSc Full-time September 2017 GBP 6,000 per (Year 1) 12 Months
MSc Full-time September 2017 GBP 6,000 per (Year 1) 12 Months
MSc Full-time September 2017 GBP 5,000 per (Year 1) 12 Months
MSc Full-time September 2017 GBP 5,000 per (Year 1) 12 Months
MSc Full-time September 2017 GBP 6,000 per (Year 1) 12 Months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Strathclyde G1 1XQ Scotland

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Key information

Contact: 
Postgraduate Admissions - Computer and Information Sciences
Telephone number: 
01415484524