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Information and Library Studies

Aberystwyth University

24 months
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15500 GBP/year
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About

The Information and Library Studies MA degree offered at Aberystwyth University has an impressive track record, having produced some of the UK's, and indeed the world's, leading librarians and information professionals. 

Overview

The Information and Library Studies MA degree offered at Aberystwyth University will equip you to fulfil the essential role that companies and professional bodies need to compete effectively in a fast-moving national and international business environment.

As a Distance Learner in employment, you should find that your work experience enhances your studies, while your studies enable you to reflect on your work in new ways and to promote the best current practice in your workplace.

Our Staff

Department of Information Management, Libraries & Archives lecturers are either qualified to PhD level or work in areas of the subject where professional practices are the focus. Many of the staff engage in research relevant to the theoretical and practical development of the discipline and the associated professions.

Employability

Qualification: MA/Diploma in Information and Library Studies

Our alumni include a number of current and former national librarians (Scotland, Wales, Malta and Malaysia), the first black national librarian in South Africa, and the former Director of the Bureau for Library and Information Services at the United Nations.

The range of posts to which our graduates progress widens all the time. In addition to the traditional library and information service sector, our graduates also go on to work as:

  • Information Officers
  • Information Managers
  • Information Systems Officers
  • Information Analysts
  • Computer Systems Officers

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Collection Management 
  • Information Organisation and Retrieval 
  • Information Services: Planning for Delivery 
  • Information and Society 
  • Research in the Profession 
  • Studies in Management 

Key information

Duration

  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

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  • Distance Learning application deadlines are two months prior to the course start dates.

Credits

180 alternative credits

Delivered

Online

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A strong honours degree at undergraduate level plus a minimum of 6 months experience in a relevant information resource environment. 
  • Candidates with equivalent experience and qualifications will be considered.
  • Copies of University transcripts (certified translated copies are required if original document is not in English or Welsh).
  • Copies of Degree certificates (certified translated copies are required if original document is not in English or Welsh).
  • Personal statement within 1-2 A4 pages.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    15500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 15500 GBP per year during 24 months.
  • National

    7650 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7650 GBP per year during 24 months.

Funding

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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