Research course

Information and Library Studies

Aberystwyth University · Department of Information Studies

Entry requirements

A minimum of an upper 2nd-class degree is required to study for a PhD/MPhil.

Months of entry

January, February, March, April, May, June, July, September, October, November, December

Course content

International reputation with students from throughout Britain and the world. The department has a student population of over 700 and is the largest of its kind in Britain and among the largest in Europe. The specialisms of its academic staff cover most aspects of contemporary information and library studies.

Department specialisms

Information Management; Information Needs Analysis; Information Retrieval; Social History of Libraries; Publishing; Health Information Management; Information in the Education Sector; Marketing and Information.

Information for international students

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Fees and funding

Aberystwyth Postgraduate Research Studentships, ESRC, AHRC, Aberystwyth International Postgraduate Research Studentships.
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Qualification and course duration


part time
60 months
full time
36 months

Course contact details

Prof. David Ellis
+44 (0)1970 622157
+44 (0)1970 622190