24 months
5500 GBP/year
5500 GBP/year
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Gain an in-depth understanding of managerial and ethical issues involved in leading and supporting physical and digital library services and developmental initiatives. At University of Sheffield, the Library and Information Services Management (Distance Learning) MA and PG Diploma awards are CILIP accredited.

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This Library and Information Services Management (Distance Learning) course at University of Sheffield  will introduce you to the best current thinking and practice, and equip you with the knowledge and skills needed to enter this fast-developing sector. You'll learn core competencies in IT, management and information handling, together with a wide range of specialisms.

Key Features 

  • The skills of librarians and information specialists are essential to identify, control, organise and make accessible the ever-increasing amounts of information available in paper, digital and multimedia formats. 
  • You'll be prepared for a professional role in areas ranging from public service to business.


  • This course is accredited by CILIP

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Libraries, Information and Society
  • Information Literacy
  • Leadership, Strategy and Change
  • Information Retrieval: Search Engines and Digital Libraries
  • Information and Knowledge Management
  • Personal and Professional Development Portfolio
  • Research Methods and Dissertation Preparation
  • Dissertation

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 24 months

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180 alternative credits



Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Entry requirements are flexible. You’ll need a combination of a good second-class honours degree and around 12 months’ information-related practical work experience.
  • If you don’t have a degree but your professional experience is extensive, you might be able to take the postgraduate certificate or diploma and upgrade to the MA later.
  • IELTS score of 6.5 with at least 6.0 in each component or equivalent.
  • We also accept a range of other UK qualifications and other EU/international qualifications.

Tuition Fee

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    5500 GBP/year
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    Based on the tuition of 5500 GBP per year during 24 months.
  • National

    5500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 5500 GBP per year during 24 months.


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