Taught course

Library and Information Services Management (Distance Learning)

University of Sheffield · Information School

Entry requirements

Minimum 2:2 undergraduate honours degree.

You should also have around 12 months' information-related practical work experience. This is flexible depending on the level and relevance of your 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

Gain understanding, knowledge and practical insights so your career as a library and information professional can flourish. The MA and PG Diploma awards are CILIP accredited.

Course description

This course will introduce you to the best current thinking and practice, and equip you with the knowledge and skills needed to enter this fast-developing sector. You'll learn core competencies in IT, management and information handling, together with a wide range of specialisms.

The skills of librarians and information specialists are essential to identify, control, organise and make accessible the ever-increasing amounts of information available in paper, digital and multimedia formats. You'll be prepared for a professional role in areas ranging from public service to business.


CILIP accredited for the MA and PG Diploma awards

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