Our MSc/PgDip Information & Library Studies is a conversion degree, designed specifically for graduates from any discipline. Previous students have joined us from a variety of backgrounds, including: History, English Literature, Forensic science, Psychology, Chemistry and Linguistics. This internationally-recognised, professionally-accredited conversion degree will provide you with a pathway into a continuously-evolving and exciting profession which supports and underpins the economic fabric of society. For international applicants, this CILIP-accredited degree offers reciprocal accreditation in countries including the USA, Australia, Canada, New Zealand, and others. This means you can come to Scotland to study and work back home as a qualified information professional, or go abroad to work if you are from the UK. Meeting the information needs of society is at the core of the work of the information professional. According to recent research from the learning company Pearson, the information profession will be one of the top in-demand careers in the UK and the USA through 2030. This programme will provide you with a range of skills in high demand from employers. These include the ability to organise, synthesise, and make use of information for the advancement of society. Suitable for those holding an undergraduate degree from any discipline, the degree will prepare you for a wide range of positions in the information field.
Compulsory Modules: Organisation of Knowledge; Information Retrieval and Access; Information Law, Library Technology & Systems; Human Information Behaviour; Information Analysis; Libraries, Information & Society; Research Methods
Coursework assignments involve: individual work; group projects; exams; practical work in computer laboratories. For the award of the MSc, you’ll be required to complete an individual project under supervision. This should contain an element of original research.
Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.
- Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals
Minimum second class honours degree or international equivalent. You must have an English language minimum score of IELTS 6.0 (with no component below 5.5).
Fees and funding
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