36 months
3600 EUR/year
1600 EUR/year
Tuition fee
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The Library and Information Sciences course at the University of Malta is designed to provide specialised training and the required national and international practical and theoretical skills for librarians and information professionals.

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The Library and Information Sciences  degree at the University of Malta  promotes research in the field by integrating traditional and digital theories and practices. It also aims to enhance librarians and information professionals’ careers and give them a body of knowledge and experience to position themselves in the local and international communities.

The degree is structured around the concept of a one-year common compulsory course that covers the main library and information theories and practices. After the first year, students will be asked to choose between: Stream A – Library and Information Management; Stream B – Rare Books and Manuscripts.

Career opportunities

The course provides specialised and diversified knowledge in theory and practice-based library and information disciplines to work in public and private national and international institutions.

Furthermore, students will be able to further their studies at doctoral level.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Cataloguing Standards, Authority Files and Classification
  • Electronic Records, Digital Archives and Digital Libraries
  • Legal and Ethical Issues of the Information Professions
  • Reference, Information Services and Methods of Evaluation
  • Library Management
  • Technology and Digital Resources
  • School and Academic Librarianship
  • Palaeography and Diplomatics
  • History of Libraries
  • Manuscripts and Early Modern Books Cataloguing
  • Library Systems and the Web
  • National, Public and Special Libraries
  • Publishing and Literacy Trends
  • Melitensia Typologies: Books
  • Preservation, Conservation and Holdings Management
  • Historical Bibliography

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 36 months

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Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

The Course is open to applicants in possession of:

  • a first cycle degree obtained with at least Second Class Honours or Category II in Knowledge and Information Management, or
  • a first cycle degree obtained with a Third Class Honours or Category III in Knowledge and Information Management, provided that such applicants shall be required to submit a portfolio documenting and describing proven professional experience in the library, archive or information management sector, which experience was obtained following their first cycle degree.
Applicants in possession of the degree with Third Class Honours or Category III shall be allowed to proceed to the research component subject to the attainment of an average mark of at least 55% in the taught component

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    3600 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 10800 EUR for the full programme during 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    1600 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4800 EUR for the full programme during 36 months.

Local/EU/EEA Applicants:

  • Fee per semester: Eur 800
Non-EU/Non-EEA Applicants:
  • Yr 1: Eur 5,400 / Yr 2: Eur 5,400 / Yr 3: NIL

Living costs for Msida

690 - 1170 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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