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  Information and Library Studies (Distance Learning) - MA

Online Aberystwyth University    Information Studies

Part time September, April MA 2 to 5 years distance learning
Business & Management (5) Information Services (20)

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Embark on a rewarding journey with the MA in Information and Library Studies (Distance Learning) at Aberystwyth University. This CILIP accredited programme offers a flexible study scheme, allowing you to enhance your professional skills without interrupting your career. Delve into core modules such as Collection Management, Information Organisation, and Research in the Profession, tailored to equip you with subject-specific expertise and key information handling skills. Choose from a range of optional modules like Digital Information and Rare Books Librarianship to tailor your learning experience. The programme culminates in a research dissertation, enabling you to contribute to the field's understanding of data handling and information flow. Entry requirements include a 2:2 Bachelor's degree or relevant work experience, with non-graduates considered based on their professional background. Benefit from access to top-tier library resources, including the Thomas Parry Library and the National Library of Wales, enriching your academic journey. Join us to become a sought-after information professional in today's competitive market.

About the course

The skills for library and information professionals are in high demand as employers need to manage their most valuable assets in our global ‘information economy’. Information Studies at Aberystwyth has an impressive track record, having produced some of the UK's, and indeed the world's, leading librarians and information professionals. This MA or Diploma, accredited by the UK’s Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals (CILIP), will equip you to fulfil the essential role that companies and professional bodies need to compete effectively in a fast-moving national and international business environment.

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Entry Requirements

2:2 Bachelors (Honours) degree in any subject, or equivalent. Distance learners must demonstrate 3 months (around 400 hours) work experience and be in continued employment or have regular volunteer work in a relevant sector. Non-graduates will be considered individually based on relevant work experience.

English Language Requirements IELTS 6.5 with minimum 5.5 in each component, or equivalent

Other Requirements Applicants should provide details of previous relevant work/volunteer experience, and current position held, at the point of application and include an up-to-date CV.

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Where will I study?

Where is Aberystwyth University



Aberystwyth University offers a Scholarship towards Taught Masters, LLM by research and MPhil tuition fees for Aberystwyth University graduates. The Aber-Grad Scholarship applies to both UK/EU and International students. If you hold a First Class Bachelors (Hons.) degree, then the scholarship will be 20% of your tuition fees. Holders of Second Class degrees are eligible for a scholarship worth 10% of your Taught Masters tuition fee.

Value of Scholarship(s)

10% - 20% discount of Taught Masters tuition fee


Students must be graduates of Aberystwyth University having gained at least a 2:2 or above.

Application Procedure

Applications for relevant courses must be received by the publicised deadline. You do not need to apply separately for this loyalty discount as it is automatically applied to course fees on enrolment where eligible.

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