12 months
11000 GBP/year
8500 GBP/year
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Library and Information Management introduces you to the world of information, in all forms, from digital to analogue across every sector. This CILIP accredited Library and Information Management programme from Manchester Metropolitan University is your passport to a career in the information profession.


Recognised and approved by the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals (CILIP), this route prepares graduates of all disciplines for a career in the modern information society and its industries. 

The taught element is equivalent to a postgraduate diploma, and as a professional qualification enables progression to chartership in your first professional post.  

Your study will focus on the principles for the organisation, retrieval and accessibility of information and on the strategic management of information organisations, such as libraries, the information landscape, for example online and on the web, and on the development of library services of all kinds. Successful completion of a dissertation develops your knowledge of the field and skills as a researcher resulting in the award of MA. If you are studying the PgDip you will not be required to complete a dissertation.

You may undertake a placement, which we will help you to source, in information units, libraries and other relevant centres, including large corporations, local government, the National Health Service, financial and legal services. This will provide networking opportunities within the library, information and media industries.


The increase in available digital information has led to a growing demand for professionals who have an understanding of information organisations.  

As well as libraries, this includes industries of cultural heritage, research, publishing, broadcast and media, and those employed to develop methods for storing, curating, accessing and using information in innovative ways. You will be ideally placed to pursue a career as an information professional. 

Graduates on this longstanding Library and Information Management programme from Manchester Metropolitan University have been successful in building careers as diverse as librarians, records managers, web developers, learning resources managers, digital librarians, health librarians for the NHS, and government archivists.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Assessing Information Seeking Behaviours
  • Digital Rights
  • Dissertation
  • Evidence Bases in Library and Information Science
  • Information Organisation and Search
  • Information Organisations and Their Management 
  • Research Methods

Key information


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

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

There is no deadline for applications to our postgraduate programs, however we recommend you apply as early as possible.


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

You will normally have a second class honours degree or above  (or international or professional equivalent) in any discipline.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    11000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 11000 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    8500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8500 GBP per year during 12 months.


  • UK/Channel Island: £1417/30 credits to £945/20 credits studied per year
  • Eu/Non-Eu International: £1834/20 credits to £2750/30 credits studied per year

Living costs for Manchester

645 - 1197 GBP /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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