Library and Information Management at Manchester Metropolitan University - UCAS

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Course summary

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. Features and Benefits

  • Accredited course - the course is recognised and approved by the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals (CILIP).
  • Engaging content - explore information and communications from the digital and human perspective.
  • The digital revolution - assess how information is managed and how individuals' lives, organisations and society have been influenced by the digital revolution.
  • Real world experience - gain skills that will enable you to be well-placed to pursue a career aligned with your interests, in a range of sectors.
  • Placement opportunities - the course has strong connections to all sectors of the profession extended to the you via fieldwork placements, visiting speakers and workshops.
  • Research informed - close links with departmental research groups; Data and Society and Information Interactions Research Group (IIRG), and this research feeds into our teaching throughout the course.
  • Units for industry - you will have the opportunity to study our specialist option unit, ‘Introduction to Health Librarianship’, which was devised in conjunction with the NHS Library and Knowledge Services North to address a specific industry need for more library and information professionals in this sector.

Professional bodies

Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.

  • Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals

Entry requirements

You will normally have a second class honours degree or above (or international or professional equivalent) in any discipline. Overseas applicants will require IELTS with an overall score of 6.5 with no less than 5.5 in any category, or an equivalent accepted English qualification.

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Library and Information Management at Manchester Metropolitan University - UCAS