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Robert Gordon University

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The Msc Information and Library Studies course offered at the Robert Gordon University will enable you to obtain a professional qualification accredited by the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals (CILIP) and recognised by the profession worldwide.

Overview

At the Robert Gordon University studying the Msc Information and Library Studies brings together a mixture of theory and practice that replicates activities found in the workplace. It attaches strong importance to producing creative and reflective practitioners and prepares students for a wide range of employment opportunities, ranging from traditional librarianship to information management and research.

A variety of research methods and techniques are taught and our students are equipped with a broad range of managerial, professional and technological knowledge and skills.

The MSc Library and Information Studies is available to study full-time or by distance learning. It also offers a four-week placement opportunity for full-time students.

Job Prospects

The information industry continues to expand, providing a wide range of opportunities for graduates equipped with a broad range of managerial, professional and technological knowledge and skills. This course prepares you to work in or enhance your career in all aspects of the information sector. There are many opportunities arising from developments in networking and multimedia information services within commercial and educational establishments. Our graduates now work in all parts of the sector, ranging from traditional librarianship to information management and research.

Roles held by our graduates include Knowledge Manager, Acquisitions Librarian, Curate of Church of England, Information Assistant (within the Health sector), Development Officer with the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals and Programme Assistant  (UN International Criminal Tribunals).

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Knowledge Organisation
  • Information Seeking and Use
  • Cataloguing and Classification
  • Digital Libraries
  • Managing Library Services
  • Professional Industry Experience
  • Methods, Metrics And Analytics

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 36 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

180 alternative credits

Delivered

Online

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class
Lower Second Class (recommended)

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants normally hold a 2:2 undergraduate honours degree or its equivalent in any subject area.
  • Applicants with a lower degree classification and / or relevant work experience will be considered on a case by case basis.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    9620 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9620 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.
  • National

    9620 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9620 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.

All Students - Part Time Online Learning 

  • £3,600 Stage 1
  • £3,600 Stage 2
  • £2,420 MSc Dissertation Stage

Funding

Merit Scholarship

Aberdeen Business School offers a number of merit scholarships to outstanding students. The scholarship is available to:

· international students who will study the course by full time and distance learning and pay for the fees at the international rate; or

· UK or EU students who will study the course by full time and the fees are set in excess of 6,000 GBP; or

· UK or EU students who will study the course by distance learning.

To find out more information on the Merit Scholarships.

Carnegie-Cameron Scholarship

This scholarship is open to Scottish or Scottish domiciled students on taught postgraduate courses at Robert Gordon University. More information can be found under Carnegie-Cameron Bursaries

Postgraduate Funding

Applicants (Scottish domiciled and EU) to this course may be eligible for a Postgraduate Tuition Fee Loan (PTFL). Full-time students can apply for a PTFL up to £3400. Part-time students can apply for up to £1700. The tuition fee loan is only available to part-time students who are undertaking at least 50% of a full-time course, and therefore, complete their qualification in 2 years.

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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