Taught course

Librarianship

Institution
University of Sheffield · Information School
Qualifications
MAPGDipPGCert

Entry requirements

You’ll need at least a good 2:2 in any subject and you would normally be expected to have some library or related work experience.

If you don’t have a first degree, but you have other qualifications and relevant work experience, you may be able to take the PGDip or PGCert.

Months of entry

September

Course content

This course is accredited by CILIP

Our established MA Librarianship degree includes guest lectures from industry professionals and field visits. Through group work, you’ll hone your organisational and teamworking skills. We can also help you to develop leadership and management capabilities.

This CILIP-accredited course prepares you for a library career in a variety of sectors. Most applicants have several months’ work experience in a library or information-related role, but there is flexibility around this. Please contact us if you have queries about your work experience. If you’re more experienced, you could take the Professional Enhancement Programme.

Professional Enhancement Programme
The Professional Enhancement Programme is designed for experienced professionals. The emphasis is on helping you re-evaluate the way you work in the context of new and emerging ideas. As an experienced professional, you’ll take fewer core modules than students who are starting from scratch. This leaves you free to choose more optional modules, so you can focus on what’s most relevant to you in your job.

You can expect a mix of:

  • Lectures
  • Seminars
  • Tutorials
  • Practical laboratory classes
  • Group work
  • Online discussion
  • Case studies
  • Lectures by visiting speakers

You’ll be assessed using a wide variety of methods including:

  • Essays
  • Reports
  • Small projects
  • In-class tests
  • Presentations
  • Posters
  • Group work
  • Research-based dissertation

Please see our University website for the most up-to-date course information: https://www.sheffield.ac.uk/postgraduate/taught/courses

Information for international students

Overall IELTS grade of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each component, or equivalent.

Qualification and course duration

MA

full time
12 months
part time
36 months

PGDip

full time
9 months

PGCert

full time
6 months

Course contact details

Name
Postgraduate Admissions Tutor
Email
informationschool-admissions@sheffield.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)114 222 2646