Research course

Information Studies

Institution
UCL Institute of Education · Information Studies
Qualifications
PhDMPhil

Entry requirements

A UK Master’s degree in a relevant discipline, or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard, plus a minimum of an upper secondclass UK Bachelor’s degree or equivalent.

Months of entry

September

Course content

UCL Information Studies is an international centre for knowledge creation and transfer in the fields of librarianship, archives and record management, publishing, information science and digital humanities and the department brings together academics and practitioners in these fields. Our research aims to develop the understanding and insight needed to shape the emerging information environment, while elucidating and building on the historical developments that have created it. We are the country's largest department of Information Studies located within one of the world's top ten universities and our teaching is built upon an international research reputation.

The School has strong links with organizations such as the National Archives and the British Museum, and is close to the British Library and other major research libraries. Our location in central London makes it easy for collaborative work with other institutions and groups. UCL Department of Information Studies is a leading centre for research in librarianship, archives and records management, digital humanities, publishing, knowledge organization and knowledge representation, especially in the areas of research evaluation, scholarly communication, user groups especially early years, and learning and professional development. DIS research is organised around four research centres and groups.

Department specialisms

At the heart of our research activities lie the following centres and groups hosted by the department: Centre for Digital Humanities Centre for Publishing Centre for Archives and Records Research Knowledge Organisation and Representation Group.

Information for international students

Please see: www.ucl.ac.uk/prospective-students/international-students

Fees and funding

UK students
£4,635 (FT) £2,315 (PT)
International students
£16,690 (FT) £8,500 (PT)

Funding opportunities available for students is provided by the UCL Graduate School.
See: www.ucl.ac.uk/prospective-students/scholarships

Qualification and course duration

PhD

full time
36 months
part time
60 months

MPhil

part time
60 months
full time
36 months

Course contact details

Name
Mr Ian Evans
Email
ian.evans@ucl.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)20 7679 7204