Months of entry
The course will enable you to obtain a professional qualification accredited by the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals (CILIP) and recognised by the profession worldwide.
Our Librarianship and Information Management courses are rated highly within The Complete University Guide subject tables.
This course brings together a mixture of theory and practice that replicates activities found in the workplace, it prepares students for a wide range of employment opportunities, ranging from traditional librarianship to information management and research. A variety of research methods and techniques are taught and our students are equipped with a broad range of managerial, professional and technological knowledge and skills.
The MSc Library and Information Studies is available to study full-time or by distance learning. It also offers a four-week placement opportunity for full-time students. We are part of iSchool - the world's leading group of Information Science departments.
“I couldn't recommend the course enough for any future prospective students. Brilliant course”
"The course tutors have been supportive, encouraging and thorough, providing excellent course materials and learning opportunities. The learning forums have been an incredibly fruitful source of learning from my peers, and I could not have asked for a better learning experience. I have felt inspired and supported by both lecturers and fellow students”.
“The course has given me core skills directly and indirectly by providing bridges towards the wider world of professional practice and theory”.
“I would certainly recommend this course to anyone with an interest in Information & Library Services.” - Catherine Jeromson
Information for international students
Postgraduate courses normally require an IELTS score of 6.5 with a minimum of 5.5 in all 4 components. Some of our courses require a different level of English. Please check our course pages for specific details. Test reports are valid for a period of 2 years and can be used as proof of English for admission if valid on the start date of your course.
Fees and funding
For more information, visit www.rgu.ac.uk/finance
Qualification and course duration
Further details of qualification
By completing this highly-regarded course, students attain not only a Masters degree but one accredited by the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals (an accreditation recognised by other professional bodies around the world).
|Assessment||What kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)|
|Written coursework / continuous assessment||50|
|Dissertation||20 (15000 words)|
Course contact details
- Postgraduate Admissions
- +44 (0)1224 262728