Taught course

Library and Information Management

Institution
Manchester Metropolitan University · Department of Journalism, Information and Communications
Qualifications
MAPGDip

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Entry requirements

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

Overseas applicants will require IELTS with an overall score of 6.5 with no less than 5.5 in any category, or an equivalent accepted English qualification.

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, information and media industries.

Features and Benefits

  • Accredited course - the course is recognised and approved by the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals (CILIP).
  • Engaging content - explore information and communications from the digital and human perspective.
  • The digital revolution - assess how information is managed and how individuals' lives, organisations and society have been influenced by the digital revolution.
  • Real world experience - gain skills that will enable you to be well-placed to pursue a career aligned with your interests, in a range of sectors.
  • Placement opportunities - the course has strong connections to all sectors of the profession extended to the students via fieldwork placements, visiting speakers and workshops.
  • Research informed - close links with departmental research groups; Data and Society and Information Interactions Research Group (IIRG)
  • Study for industry – you will have the opportunity to look into health librarianship - this area of study was devised in conjunction with the NHS Library and Knowledge Services North to address a specific industry need for more library and information professionals in this sector.

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

Fees and funding

UK students
For further information: https://www2.mmu.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/
International students
For further information: https://www2.mmu.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/

https://www.mmu.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/taught-courses/how-to-apply/funding

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MA
    flexible
    36 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • PGDip
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • Further details of qualification

    This programme is recognised and approved by CILIP - The Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals.

Course contact details

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