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Master of Science in Information and Library Studies

University of Strathclyde University of Strathclyde, UK

Intake Sep 2023

Sep 2022

work permit PG Work Permit

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GBP 23200

Tuition Fee (GBP)

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 Free

Application Fee

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12 months

Duration

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6

IELTS

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73

TOEFL

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55%

Min GPA

Program Overview

This internationally-recognised, professionally-accredited conversion degree will provide you with a pathway into a continuously-evolving and exciting profession which supports and underpins the economic fabric of society.

For international applicants, this CILIP-accredited degree offers reciprocal accreditation in countries including the USA, Australia, Canada, New Zealand, and others. This means you can come to Scotland to study and work back home as a qualified information professional, or go abroad to work if you are from the UK.

Meeting the information needs of society is at the core of the work of the information professional. According to recent research from the learning company Pearson, the information profession will be one of the top in-demand careers in the UK and the USA through 2030.

This programme will provide you with a range of skills in high demand from employers. These include the ability to organise, synthesise, and make use of information for the advancement of society. Suitable for those holding an undergraduate degree from any discipline, the degree will prepare you for a wide range of positions in the information field. 

Professional work experience
You'll obtain professional work experience via a one-day per week (one semester) work placement that is an essential integral part of the course.

On work placements, you'll see fundamental theories and practices gained through classroom and laboratory learning put into practical application. Work placements are available across many sectors and include key information service providers such as:

  • Glasgow Life
  • National Library of Scotland
  • British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
  • University of Glasgow
  • Scottish Enterprise
  • Scottish Poetry Library

Study with us

  • Incorporates international reciprocal agreements with the professional bodies in the US (American Library Association), Canada, Australia (Australian Library and Information Association) and New Zealand (Library and Information Association of New Zealand Aotearoa)
  • Benefit from practical experience of a placement
  • Ranked in the top 50 library and information management schools in the world by QS and our graduates go on to work in a variety of roles

Additional Information

Program Level Master's Degree

Application Processing Days 30

Program Intensity Full-Time

Work Permit work permit PGWP

General Admission Requirement

    Academic Requirement

    • Minimum Level of Education Required: To be accepted for this program, students must have a Bachelor's degree.

    6 IELTS Score With no band less than 5.5
    73 TOEFL Score Minimum Overall Score
    60 PTE Score Minimum Overall Score
    55% CGPA Minimum Overall Score

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