Taught course

Library and Information Management

Institution
Manchester Metropolitan University · Department of Information and Communications
Qualifications
MA

Entry requirements

You will normally have a 2:1 undergraduate UK honours degree (or international or professional equivalent) in any discipline.

Months of entry

September

Course content

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. 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, informations and media industries.

§ The course is recognised and approved by the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals (CILIP).

§ Explore information and communications from the digital and human perspective.

§ Assess how information is managed and how individuals' lives, organisations and society have been influenced by the digital revolution

§ Gain skills that will enable you to be well-placed to pursue a career aligned with your interests, in a range of sectors.

§ The taught element of the course is the equivalent of a postgraduate diploma which is accepted by the CILIP as meeting the requirements for professional qualification and progress to chartership.

§ The programme has strong connections to the profession extended to the students via fieldwork placements, visiting speakers and workshops.

§ Close links with Departmental Research Groups in Information Literacy, Information Behaviour, Search & Retrieval, User Experience, Knowledge Management and Social Media & Communications.

Placement options

You may take the opportunity to gain work experience and arrange a placement to complement your studies 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.

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Information for international students

For more information to support your studies in the UK, including course details, how to apply, and living in the UK visit www.mmu.ac.uk/international

Qualification and course duration

MA

full time
12 months
part time
36 months

Course contact details

Name
Course Enquiries Team
Email
postgradinfocomms@mmu.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)161 247 6969