M.Sc. On Campus

Information and Library Management (LAI accredited)

Dublin Business School

12 months
12500 EUR/year
8700 EUR/year
Tuition fee
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The Information and Library Management (LAI accredited) programme from Dublin Business School is designed for graduates of all disciplines wishing to pursue a career in Information and Library Management on a professional level. The programme also enables existing library personnel to obtain a professional library qualification for promotional purposes.


The Information and Library Management (LAI accredited) programme from Dublin Business School aims to provide learners with the theoretical knowledge and practical skills to work in positions within the information and library management sector at a professional level.

A key feature of the programme is the Personal and Professional Development module which allows the learner to enhance their employability through the development of key transferable skills.

Key features include:

  • The programme is recognised by the Library Association of Ireland (LAI).
  • The programme provides learners with a rigorous academic foundation in and a systematic understanding of the principles, theory and application of information and library management incorporating a contemporary skill set central to the profession.
  • The learner will acquire strong analytical skills that will allow them to identify and critically evaluate technological, political, social, regulatory and economic changes affecting the information and library environment.
  • The programme enables learners to attain the ability to solve practical and complex problems within a variety of information and library environments.
  • The programme facilitates the acquisition of transferable skills such as leadership, advocacy, communication and IT skills through the Personal and Professional Development module.
  • A 3 week work placement in a library and or information management setting. For part-time students this can be facilitated around any work commitments an individual may have. If an individual has prior work experience in any of the above they are exempt from placement.  

Career Opportunities

Graduates of the programme can progress to roles as library managers, systems librarians, reader services managers, collection development managers, institutional repository managers and teaching librarians in a variety of library settings: medical, legal, public, etc. 

Graduates are also qualified for information management roles in the corporate sector such as records management and in the creation, management and promotion of digital content. Graduates of the MSc in Information and Library Management at DBS have gone onto secure positions in a range of libraries and information services including Trinity College Dublin, An Bord Pleanála, Dublin Dental Hospital and National College of Ireland. 

In a recent survey conducted by DBS Careers Department, wider IT and business companies said that they would be interested in recruiting graduates of this programme due to the IT and management content of the programme. 

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • The Teaching Librarian
  • Records Management and Information Law
  • Information Technologies
  • Information Organisation
  • Research Methods 
  • Management for Information and Library Professionals
  • Information Architecture
  • Open Librarianship
  • Professional Development and Organisational Awareness
  • Dissertation/ Applied Research Project

Key information


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

Start dates & application deadlines




On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A Level 8 primary undergraduate honours degree with a minimum Second-Class Second Division classification (2.2) from a recognised third level institution in any discipline.
  • For applicants whose first language is not English and who have not previously undertaken a degree taught through English, evidence must be provided of proficiency in English language equivalent to B2+ or above on the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFRL). 
  • Applicants who do not have a Level 8 qualification at a 2.2 award level and who have at least 3 years’ work experience may also be considered through the college’s normal RPL procedures.  Relevant professional experience may be taken into account and individuals will be assessed on a case-by-case basis through DBS RPL procedures.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    12500 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 12500 EUR per year during 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    8700 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8700 EUR per year during 12 months.
  • 5,390 EUR per annum part-time for EU students. 

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.


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