Master On Campus

Library and Information Studies

University College Dublin

12 months
19900 EUR/year
7920 EUR/year
Tuition fee
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The Masters in Library and Information Studies programme at University College Dublin is designed to prepare university graduates for careers as information or library professionals. 


The Master of Library and Information Studies (MLIS) and the Graduate Diploma in Library and Information Studies (GradDip) programmes instill professional ethics and social responsibility, foster lifelong continuing professional education, and provide opportunities for active engagement with diverse communities. Our modules are offered in face-to-face, blended, and online classrooms. Reflective practices and collaborative work constitute the core of our learning activities.

Careers & Employability 

The Master of Library and Information Studies (MLIS) programme at University College Dublin allows students to earn degrees that are accredited by professional organizations and are internationally recognised. These degrees qualify students to work as library and information professionals in the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and throughout Europe. Recent graduates have dynamic careers as Chief Information Officers, Library Directors and Knowledge Managers.

ICS also has vibrant research programmes and activities. Some MLIS students continue their studies to take PhD or MLitt degrees at the School. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Org of Info, Cat&Metadata
  • Information & Reference Services
  • Foundations of Info Studies
  • Research Methods
  • Research Theory and Practice 
  • Archives Preservation
  • Managing Records & Information in Public & Private Organisations
  • Web Publishing
  • Information Architecture: Designing the Web
  • Managing Information Technology for Information Professionals

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


90 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants should present with a primary (bachelor's) degree in any subject with an overall score of 2.1 or higher.
  • A minimum of 6 weeks' experience working in a library or information environment.
  • Names and contact details of two referees who can assess their intellectual ability, maturity and motivation.
  • Applicants whose first language is not English must also demonstrate English language proficiency of IELTS 6.5 (no band less than 6.0 in each element), or equivalent. 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    19900 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 19900 EUR per year during 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    7920 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7920 EUR per year during 12 months.

Part Time:

  • EU: fee per year - 5115 EUR 
  • nonEU ee per year - 9950 EUR

Living costs for Dublin

1100 - 1800 EUR /month
Living costs

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


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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