Library ScienceNorthampton Square
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Rank: 57 (The Complete University Guide)
Location: Northampton Square
Study mode full-time
Start Date: 2021/09/01
Duration: 12 months
Intl fees: £20400
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City, University of London has opted into the TEF and received a Silver award.
This course is for students with a first degree or equivalent in any discipline, who would like to work in a library, or similar collection-orientated organisation. It is also suitable for anyone wishing to update their knowledge and skills, in order to progress a career based around collections and services within galleries, libraries, museums and archives.Library Science is a broad, interdisciplinary subject, the principles and practice of which underpin today's information society. It appeals to students with an eye for detail, an interest in the organisation, technologies, and communication of information, and in understanding the organisational and wider social impacts of information policy, access and provision.ObjectivesCity's MSc/MA Library Science aims to provide you with a deep understanding of collection-orientated institutions and services, and their relevance and impact within different layers of society.The course examines the processes of information organisation, communication, access and provision, in order to understand how these activities can be designed and implemented to work towards individual development, organisational goals, and to support a fair and prosperous society.The course considers the contemporary questions of library infrastructures and services, from both historical and philosophical perspectives. Our focus is divided equally between theory and its application to practice. You will benefit from a high level of engagement with practitioners, and we are pleased to welcome many leaders in the profession as guest speakers throughout the course.Content covers fundamental concepts associated with libraries and library services, including: resources, collections, management, governance, publishing and information literacy. There is an emphasis on the use of new and emergent technologies; methods of investigation and analysis; ethical, legal and socio-political implications, and policy formulation.
Applicants should normally hold a second-class honours degree or the equivalent from an international institution in any discipline, or have LIS related work experience. Other suitable qualifications If you do not qualify for direct entry, you may wish to follow a Graduate Diploma pathway to the programme through one of our partners. INTO City, University of London Don't meet the entry requirements? INTO City, University of London offers a range of academic and English language programmes to help prepare you for study at City, University of London. You'll learn from experienced teachers in a dedicated international study centre. These programmes are designed for international students who do not meet the required academic and English language requirements for direct entry. To prepare for this degree course, learn more about the Graduate Diploma in Informatics. Kaplan International College London City works in partnership with Kaplan International College (KIC) London to provide preparatory courses for international students. Pre Masters courses at KIC London offer comprehensive support to students wishing to complete their postgraduate study at City. Progression to this degree is guaranteed if you complete the KIC London Pre-Masters course at the required level.
IELTS: 5.5 (Writing 5.0)
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- Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals
About this university
Students travel from over 160 countries to study at the university, giving it a lively cosmopolitan student body. Students can download an International Student Guide to help them start on their journey to City University as well as finding out country specific information on the website. There is also the International Student Advice Team available for help and guidance. This ranges from issues such as immigration and visas to financial guidance and accommodation help. They are based within the Northampton Square campus, are available by email, and phone as well. The City University Students Union is at the heart of outside the classroom activities. It operates four media outlets run by students including a radio station and website. A newspaper, The Square, is run by BA Journalism students and has received international media coverage on some of its articles. There are also a wide range of societies and organisations to get involved with ranging from cultural and religious groups to interests and hobbies. Sports clubs and activities are operated by the City University London Sports Association (CULSA). They are based in Sebastian Street, just off Northampton Square and organise the running of the clubs as well as organising events and working to improve sports within the university.