12 months
28890 USD/year
7127 USD/year
Tuition fee
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Information Studies at Nanyang Technological University  builds foundational skills across the breadth of the information studies field.


Information Studies at Nanyang Technological University provides opportunities for students to take courses in the following two categorisations:

Library Science: Focuses on providing essential knowledge applicable in an type of librray or information management jobs.

Informaion Analytics: Focuses on using methods, tools and frameworks to manage, analyse and derive insight from traditional as well as digital information assets such as social, mobile, cloud and big data.

Graduates from the programme will have both the leadership skills and analytic capability to contextualise information in different organisational environments so that they can (a) identify organisational information needs and gaps; (b) capture, search, organise, classify, analyse, and use information, and; (c) build and manage information organisations.


Graduates have a strong track record of employment in libraries, hospitals, universities, and other government as well as business organisations. Careers options include: Library careers, such as Librarians, Children Librarians, Subject Librarians; Research careers such as Researchers, Research Associates, Research Manager, Advance to PhD Study - University Lecturers/Professors; Technology-related careers, such as: Project Managers, Information Architects, Data Visualization Specialists, Business Analysts, Systems Analysts; and Information analytic-related careers such as Information Analysts, Social Media Analysts, Analytics Consultants, Statistical Specialists.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Research Methods in Human Information Behaviour
  • Information Representation and Retrieval
  • Information Management
  • Information Professions: Heritage, Values and Ethics
  • Collection Development and Management
  • Cataloguing and Classification

Key information


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

Start dates & application deadlines


30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

To apply to the MSc in Information Studies (IS) programme, you need to meet these minimum requirements:

  • A Bachelor’s degree in any discipline
  • Good communication skills (written and spoken English)
  • Working experience in an information-related field
  • Passion and interest in the information studies field
  • Degree classification second class lower/Honours (Merit) and above or equivalen

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    28890 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 28890 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    7127 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7127 USD per year during 12 months.
  • Non Subsidised Fees Full time: 38,300/ Part time: 19, 150 SD
  • Singapore Citizens Full time: 9,450 /Part time:  4, 725 SD

Living costs for Singapore

1878 - 3880 SGD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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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