Research course

Library and Information Science

City, University of London · School of Mathematics, Computer Sciences and Engineering

Entry requirements

Applicants should have a record of high academic achievement and will generally have attained, as a minimum, a good undergraduate degree (first or upper second class honours) from a UK university, or a recognised equivalent from an overseas institution. In exceptional cases, we will consider applications from individuals with alternative qualifications, particularly if accompanied by relevant professional experience.

Months of entry

October, February

Course content

Library and Information Science (LIS) is the academic discipline which focuses on the whole communication chain of recorded information. It overlaps with, but is distinct from, computer science, human-computer interaction (HCI), publishing and digital humanities.

City University London has been carrying out LIS research since 1961, and is one of the leading UK centres for the subject. PhD students are central to our research activity. Our goal is to support talented individuals who wish to develop their research skills, to undertake rigorous and inspirational investigations and ultimately to obtain an MPhil or PhD qualification. Research students are supported in their studies through a structured programme of supervision and training.

Fees and funding

  • Full-time EU: £4,000 per year
  • Part-time EU: £2,000 per year
  • Full-time Non EU: £12,500 per year
  • Part-time Non EU: £6,250 per year

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
full time
12 months


full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

Research Enquiries
+44 (0)20 7040 8116