Don't miss our weekly Masters newsletter | Sign up now Don't miss our weekly Masters newsletter | Sign up now

  Information & Library Studies MSc/PgDip


University of Strathclyde    Department of Computer & Information Sciences

Full time September MSc, PGDip MSc: 12 months, full-time PgDip: 9 months full-time
Information Services (20)

FindAMasters summary

Are you ready to embark on a rewarding career in Information & Library Studies? The MSc/PgDip programme is tailored for graduates from any discipline, offering a conversion degree that opens doors to a dynamic profession. Accredited by CILIP, this internationally-recognised programme equips you with essential skills to thrive in the information field. From organising and retrieving information to exploring ethical principles, you'll delve into key concepts for the information society. The course structure includes practical work experience through placements in various sectors, ensuring hands-on application of classroom learning. With a focus on digital skills, research methodologies, and information retrieval systems, you'll be prepared for diverse roles in government services, legal libraries, media centres, and more. Join us with a minimum second-class Honours degree or international equivalent and unlock a world of opportunities in the information landscape.

About the course

Our MSc/PgDip Information & Library Studies is a conversion degree, designed specifically for graduates from any discipline. Previous students have joined us from a variety of backgrounds, including: History, English Literature, Forensic science, Psychology, Chemistry and Linguistics.

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.

Read more about this course

Entry Requirements

Minimum second-class Honours degree or international equivalent.




 Course Content

Visit institution website

Where will I study?

Where is University of Strathclyde

Student Profiles

Richard James

During the two months of the placement, I’ve learned a lot of useful and practical information regarding how to catalogue audio recordings. More than anything else, however, I’ve learned how rich and interesting our sound heritage can be.

Elizabeth Carney

Elizabeth Carney, who gained a Masters in Information and Library Studies (ILS) from Strathclyde in 2019, is the joint winner of the 2020 CILIP (Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals) Student Prize.

The prize is awarded for exceptional achievement in the field of library and information science studies, either in academic achievement, professional potential or support and development of other students.

""Studying ILS at Strathclyde was a fantastic experience where I learned a lot about the information profession that I will be able to take forward into my career. I also had the opportunity to widen my professional experience and networks through two placements. More than this, there was a real sense of community at Strathclyde, particularly amongst my classmates and lecturers, and I have made connections, friendships, and memories that I will always cherish.”

Find out more about Elizabeth's win - https://www.strath.ac.uk/whystrathclyde/archive2020/nationalawardforstrathclydeinformationsciencealumna/

Scholarships

Scholarships of £1,400 are available to new students joining a postgraduate taught masters degree in the Faculty of Science in the 2024/2025 academic year.

Scholarships will be awarded on a competitive basis to candidates who complete a scholarship application form and can demonstrate excellent academic performance (current and/ or previously gained) and any relevant extra-curricular or professional experience.

Scholarships will be awarded on a rolling basis. Awards may be allocated early in the application cycle and so making an early application for admission is advised.

Value of Scholarship(s)

£1,400

Eligibility

In order to be considered for a Faculty of Science Masters Scholarship for UK Students, candidates must:

- Be a new student holding an offer of admission for a taught masters degree in the Faculty of Science for the 2024/2025 academic year.
- Be eligible for tuition fees at the Home or RUK fee rate.

Application Procedure

For full details visit http://www.strath.ac.uk/studywithus/scholarships/facultyofsciencemastersscholarshipsforukandroistudents202425


Find out more

Scholarships of between £5,000 - £7,000 are available to new international students joining a postgraduate taught masters degree in the Faculty of Science in the 2024/2025 academic year.

Scholarships will be awarded on a competitive basis to candidates who demonstrate excellent academic performance (current and/ or previously gained) and any relevant extra-curricular or professional experience.

Scholarships will be awarded on a rolling basis. Awards may be allocated early in the application cycle and so making an early application for admission is advised.

Value of Scholarship(s)

£5,000- £7,000

Eligibility

In order to be considered for a Faculty of Science International Masters Scholarship, candidates must:

- Be a new, international fee-paying student holding an offer of admission for a full-time, taught masters degree in the Faculty of Science for the 2024/2025 academic year.
- Be self-funded. Students who receive full scholarships, for example from a government office or embassy, will not be eligible.

Application Procedure

For further details visit http://www.strath.ac.uk/studywithus/scholarships/facultyofsciencemastersscholarshipsforinternationalstudents202425


Find out more

Search Suggestions

Based on your current searches we recommend the following search filters