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Information Studies, M.A.

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    Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
University rank #185 (QS) Dublin, Ireland
The Master of Arts Information Studies at University College Dublin provides an opportunity for graduate study and research in Information Studies. 

Overview

An MA in Information Studies at University College Dublin is excellent preparation for the workplace, or for further graduate research.

The UCD School of Information and Communication Studies strives to educate students to become the leaders, policy makers, and designers of information systems and services in the evolving information society. 

The Master of Information Studies  The programme provides opportunities for a broader and deeper understanding of the discipline of Information Studies. 

The values are achieved through a customised programme of taught modules, independent study, research practice with academic staff, and a thesis on one of the core areas of the field: information behaviour; information and society; information management and digital libraries; or information sharing and collaboration.  Students also develop important intellectual, cognitive and transferable skills in relation to communication, IT, academic writing, and research.  The programme can prepare students for further research at MLitt or PhD level.

Career

An MA in Information Studies is excellent preparation for the workplace, or for further graduate research.

Programme Structure

Courses included:
  • Information behaviour;
  • Information and society;
  • Information management and digital libraries;
  • And information sharing and collaboration.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:

    Most courses operate a rolling admissions policy with decisions being taken as soon as possible after receipt of completed applications. 

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 24 months
    • Intensity Flexible
  • Credits
    90 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:

    90

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:

    600

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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General Requirements

  • A primary degree in Information Studies, or congnate discipline (Second class honours or higher).
  • 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.
  • Names and contact details of two referees who can assess your suitability, intellectual ability, and motivation

Tuition Fee

  • International

    12575 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12575 EUR per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    7920 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7920 EUR per year and a duration of 12 months.
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Part-time:

  • EU/EEA: 5115 EUR
  • NON-EU/EEA: 8420 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.

Funding

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