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Are you ready to embark on a rewarding career in library and information work? Look no further than the Graduate Diploma of Library & Information Studies at UCD School of Information and Communication Studies. This programme, accredited by the Library Association of Ireland, equips you with the skills to excel in diverse information environments globally. Tailor your studies to your career aspirations, whether in academic librarianship, public information services, or cultural institutions. The curriculum covers key concepts, project management, research processes, and ethical considerations in information acquisition and use. With a focus on practical experience, you'll engage in face-to-face, blended, and online learning activities. To qualify, you need a bachelor's degree, relevant work experience, and English language proficiency. Join a diverse cohort of students and become a leader in the evolving information society. Explore the modules and kickstart your journey today!

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Graduate Taught (level 9 nfq, credits 60)

The Graduate Diploma of Library and Information Studies programme is designed to prepare university graduates for professional careers in library and information work.

In the Graduate Diploma of Library and Information Studies programme, you will learn how to organise, curate, disseminate and communicate information in local and global contexts. You will learn how to store, retrieve, and share information by understanding, applying, and designing best practices, standards and systems in the information world. You can also tailor your study to suit your career aspirations in pathways such as academic librarianship, public information services, and cultural institutions.

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Entry Requirements

- A primary (bachelor's) degree in any subject with a minimum award of second class honours, Grade 2.

- A minimum of 6 weeks experience working in a library or information environment.

- Applicants whose first language is not English must also demonstrate English language proficiency of IELTS 6.5 (no band less than 6.0 in each element), or equivalent.

- Names and contact details of two referees who can assess your intellectual ability, maturity and motivation.




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