Taught course

Information Science

Institution
City, University of London · Department of Computer Science
Qualifications
MSc

Entry requirements

Applicants should normally hold a second-class honours degree or the equivalent from an international institution in any discipline, or have LIS related work experience.

Other suitable qualifications:
If you do not qualify for direct entry, you may wish to follow a Graduate Diploma pathway to the programme through one of our partners.

INTO City, University of London:
Don't meet the entry requirements? INTO City, University of London offers a range of academic and English language programmes to help prepare you for study at City, University of London. You'll learn from experienced teachers in a dedicated international study centre.

These programmes are designed for international students who do not meet the required academic and English language requirements for direct entry. To prepare for this degree course, learn more about the Graduate Diploma in Informatics.

Kaplan International College London:
City works in partnership with Kaplan International College (KIC) London to provide preparatory courses for international students. Pre Masters courses at KIC London offer comprehensive support to students wishing to complete their postgraduate study at City. Progression to this degree is guaranteed if you complete the KIC London Pre-Masters course at the required level.

Months of entry

September

Course content

This course is for students with a first degree or equivalent in any discipline, who would like to start or develop a career working with digital technologies and media to manage information resources, systems and services. The course is also ideal for professionals wishing to update their knowledge and skills within the information sector.

Information Science is a broad, interdisciplinary field, which is relevant and applicable to all disciplines. Information Scientists may work in any organisation that collects and processes information of any kind. Whilst it has its origins in the handling of the scientific and technical literature, today the subject appeals to those who enjoy working with information resources of all kinds, and who have an aptitude for the technological systems and processes related to information storage, preservation, discovery and access.

Objectives:
City's MSc Information Science is designed to provide you with a deep understanding of information systems and services, and their relevance and impact within different layers of society.

The course examines information infrastructures, communication processes, systems and services. Our course is grounded in the history and philosophy of information, embracing the legal, ethical, social and economic impact of information within specific subject domains, individual organisations, and contemporary society.

Content covers the fundamental concepts of data, information and knowledge, and builds on these to consider: metadata; database structure; information resources, retrieval, and access; measurement, analysis, and visualisation of information; preservation and security; information literacy; use of new and emergent technologies; methods of investigation; socio-cultural implications and policy formulation.

You will be equipped with insight into information flow within contemporary society, and its relevance and impact for communities. Throughout the course, there is a strong focus on technology, ethics, impact and influence of information on individuals, professions and society. Our focus is divided equally between theory and its application to practice. You will benefit from a high level of engagement with practitioners, and we are pleased to welcome many leaders in the profession as speakers on our modules.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    part time
    24-28 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Name
Postgraduate Office
Email
smcsepg@city.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)20 7040 0248