Information Studies (with specialisations)

Charles Sturt University

Master Online
18 months
22960 AUD/year
21600 AUD/year
Tuition fee
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Join a global leader in the world of information and library studies with the Master of Information Studies (with specialisations) from Charles Sturt University.

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Course highlights

A highly regarded and industry accredited degree, the Master of Information Studies (with specialisations) offers an in-depth understanding of information management in a contemporary context.

  • Study with global leaders

    With Charles Sturt University, you'll study with one of the world's leading providers of education for the information professions. Charles Sturt University has been educating and researching in information and library studies for more than 40 years. This experience means we are uniquely placed to design and deliver a highly effective and engaging online education.

  • Choose your specialty

    You'll have the flexibility to choose subjects from a range of specialisations, each reflecting the need for expertise across diverse sectors and institutions. Specialisations are available in children's librarianship, data management, information architecture, information and knowledge management, leadership, records and archives, and librarianship. You can also choose to study a general qualification so that you can take advantage of the array of subjects on offer.

  • At your place and pace

    Combine your studies with professional and personal demands. You can study anywhere and anytime as this course is delivered online and uses the latest tools and technologies to connect you to classmates and teaching staff.

Career opportunities

  • As a graduate of this course, your range of career opportunities is broad, and includes libraries; research, government and corporate information centres; and the cultural heritage sector. Work in public libraries and other information agencies to provide effective services for children and youth. Help plan, organise and lead information management in large and small organisations. Deliver support in business, government, and other settings and use the latest technologies to create, share and use information. Deliver programs supporting literacy development or work to support research in academic and research organisations.

Programme Structure

Courses included:
  • Foundations for Information Studies
  • Information Sources and Services
  • Professional Study Visit 
  • Professional Placement 
  • Management of Information Agencies
  • Metadata and Resource Discovery
  • The Information Society
  • Collections
  • Research in Practice

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 18 months
  • Part-time
    • 36 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines


IELTS or TOEFL needed


96 alternative credits



Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
GRE admission requirements GRE® The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. It contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.
GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6 (required)
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at desiganated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

Other requirements

General requirements

Provider CRICOS 00005F
  • A Bachelor’s or Master’s (or AQF equivalent) degree in any discipline.
  • Work experience at a professional level of a minimum of 10 years full time equivalence in an information or cultural organisation such as an academic, public, school or corporate library, data or archival centre, government information agency, museum, gallery or other information or cultural organisation will be considered

Tuition Fee

  • International

    22960 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 22960 AUD per year and a duration of 18 months.
  • National

    21600 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 21600 AUD per year and a duration of 18 months.


Australian Government Scholarships for International Students: The Australian government offers various scholarships for international students to study at Australian universities

Emergency Equity Food Vouchers: Provides assistance to students in need of immediate support to purchase food and personal items

Research Scholarships: Higher Degree by Research Scholarships for new and existing students

Scholarships offered by other bodies: A range of scholarships are available from other bodies, across a range of disciplines available to both undergraduate and postgraduate students including research, equal opportunity, cultural, academic, equity, and sporting criteria

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.

Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!

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Information Studies (with specialisations)
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