Taught course

Library and Information Services Management (Distance Learning)

University of Sheffield · Information School

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Entry requirements

Entry requirements are flexible. You’ll need a combination of a good second-class honours degree and around 12 months’ information-related practical work experience.

If you don’t have a degree but your professional experience is extensive, you might be able to take the postgraduate certificate or diploma and upgrade to the MA later.

Months of entry


Course content

This course is accredited by CILIP

This CILIP- accredited programme focuses on the creation, management and use of information, and the role that libraries and information services play in their communities. On the course, you will develop core skills and expertise to support your career development. You will learn about key strategic, operational and ethical issues involved in leading and supporting physical and digital library and information services. The course covers the latest theory and good practice.

The programme will enable you to apply what you learn in your working life immediately and also bring your professional experience to bear on your learning. It is taught completely online to fit around your other commitments, but at the same time encourages you to interact with fellow professionals on the course as well as with expert teaching staff and guest lecturers. And you can study from anywhere in the world.

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

English language requirements

Overall IELTS score of 6.5 with at least 6.0 in each component or equivalent.

For more information about entry requirements for international students, please visit https://www.sheffield.ac.uk/international/applying/postgraduate-taught

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MA
    part time
    24-36 months
    • Distance learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Postgraduate Admissions Tutor
+44 (0)114 222 2646