Taught course

Information and Library Management

Northumbria University · Faculty of Engineering and Environment

Entry requirements

An applicant should normally be a graduate of a recognised UK higher education institution. Degree equivalent qualifications or degrees awarded by academic institutions in other countries will be considered on their merits Please note that 2 references (one academic and one work-related) are normally expected when submitting the application.

Months of entry


Course content

Information is an all-pervasive commodity. The aims of the programme are to establish the significance of the dynamic role of information and library work in the 'information society and knowledge-based economy' and to develop the knowledge and skills needed to handle effectively the storage, retrieval, analysis and communication of information.
This distance learning programme is aimed at people working within an information environment, who wish to professionally qualify at postgraduate level, and is designed to produce information professionals able to take leading roles in the rapidly developing world of information and library management. Specifically, students will be able to:

  • Identify, analyse and evaluate issues in information and library management in order to produce relevant solutions.
  • Create, acquire, organise, retrieve, evaluate and disseminate information effectively.
  • Undertake research with a proper concern for scholarship and rigour.

Accredited by the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals (CILIP) to assure students that programmes provide an excellent preparation for professional practice

Information for international students

Students whose first language is not English must have an IELTS score of 6.5 with a minimum score in each component of 5.5. Pearson Academic score of 62 (or above) with a minimum score in each component of Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking of 51

Fees and funding

Professional and vocational awards are available from the AHRB. However, competition is strong.

Qualification and course duration


distance learning
16 months


distance learning
24 months


distance learning
24 months

Course contact details

Admissions Office
0191 227 4453