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Library and Information Studies

The University of the West Indies

24 months
15000 USD/year
2124 USD/year
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The M.L.S. in Library and Information Studies at the University of the West Indies sets out to equip graduates with a bachelor’s degree in other disciplines with professional education in the field of library and information studies in order to prepare them to effectively manage library and information units and organizations in different types of environments.

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The Library and Information Studies program offered by the University of the West Indies prepares students for careers as librarians, heads of library systems and information specialists.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Foundations of Library and Information Studies 
  • Management of Information Units
  • Catalogue Creation and Use
  • Bibliography and Reference Methods and Materials     
  • Information Literacy Instruction
  • Introduction to Digital Libraries 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months
  • Part-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines


39 alternative credits

Six weeks practicum (fieldwork) included


On Campus, Online

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants must be graduates of approved universities normally with at least a lower second class honours degree in any discipline. 
  • Previous work experience in libraries is an advantage but is not essential. 
  • Applicants are required to be computer literate, (that is, to have a basic knowledge of the operation of a computer and the software associated with it). It is therefore in the interest of students, at this stage, to ensure that they have done an introductory course before entering the programme.
  • Complete the online Application form
  • Original copies of your supporting documents

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    15000 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 15000 USD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    2124 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2124 USD per year during 24 months.
  • Sponsored Students from Contributing Countries: J$286,897
  • Non-Sponsored Students from Contributing Countries: J$486,660


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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