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Library and Information Science (Digital Library and Information Services), M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
Borås, Sweden
The overall goal of the Library and Information Science (Digital Library and Information Services) programme from University of Boras is to equip the students with knowledge required in professional work with and for development and management of digital collections and information services in different types of libraries and other cultural, research, business, and public organisations.
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Overview

Programme addresses the students with the Bachelors degree (or an equivalent education) and is related to the research profile of the institution as well as to the advanced problems within the area of digital libraries and information services.

The programme seeks both to provide in-depth knowledge and individual specialisation that could be comparable with similar international education programmes.

Through national and international collaboration the programme prepares the students for research education within the area. In addition to the learning outcomes required by the Swedish higher education law, the students after graduating from the Information Science (Digital Library and Information Services) programme from University of Boras will:

  • be able to understand and explain the modern library and information science research, especially, in the area of digital libraries and information services, and have ability to apply its results for the needs of various target groups
  • be able to use different theoretical perspectives in the organisations that require and exploit advanced competence in the area of digital libraries and information services and apply abstract knowledge to specific cases and problems
  • have knowledge and skills to develop strategies for digital information services in co-operation with other specialists and implement these strategies
  • Be able to assess, evaluate and conduct applied research tasks independently and in co-operation with different other stakeholders
  • Be able to plan and conduct independently basic training for the users of digital information services
  • Have theoretical and methodological knowledge that provides foundation for research education within the area.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Digital library management
  • Users and information activities in digital environments
  • Interaction design
  • Information retrieval for digital libraries
  • Technology of digital libraries
  • Digitising cultural heritage material
  • Digital library research methods
  • Technology of digital libraries
  • Information retrieval for digital libraries

For more information, please visit the programme website.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    120 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    90

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  • Minimum required score:

    575

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General Requirements

  • Bachelor´s degree in Library and Information Science or another humanities, social science, natural science or technical science or equivalent

Tuition Fee

  • International

    9060 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 18113 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Free
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.
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  • 180,000 SEK full tuition fee.
  • EU/EEA citizens and exchange students are not required to pay fees.

Living costs for Borås

  • 6000 - 10000 SEK/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

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