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Full time & Part time September MSc 12 months full-time; 24-28 months part-time

About the course

With our Information Science MSc you can develop the skills and understanding to initiate, work with and develop modern information and data services.

Who is it for?

This course is for students with a first degree or equivalent in any discipline, who would like to start or develop a career working with digital technologies and media to manage information resources, systems and services. The course is also ideal for professionals wishing to update their knowledge and skills within the information sector.

Information Science is a broad, interdisciplinary field, which is relevant and applicable to all disciplines. Information Scientists may work in any organisation that collects and processes information of any kind. Whilst it has its origins in the handling of the scientific and technical

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Entry Requirements

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.

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.


Course Content



Where is City, University of London


Student Profile(s)

Jackie Bryant

In today's climate, this course at City plays a vital part in enabling students to look at & deal with information in its widest possible sense. Being creative with the tools you have & using them better is a fundamental part of being in any business at this time, whether in a library or corporate environment. This course underlined why I love what I do & gave me the possibility & confidence to grow in my knowledge of the information world.


Emily Allbon

Since completing my MSC Information Science in August 2000 I have had a pretty eventful career. By some weird twist of fate the job for Law Librarian at City came up as I was finishing the MSc and with my year's experience at the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies it seemed the perfect role. Some might think work as an information professional within an academic library is a bit dull, but I love my job. My creation of the legal portal www.lawbore.net to meet the needs of students at City University has lead to many great opportunities; writing articles for journals, giving papers at conferences both in the UK and the US and perhaps the greatest honour, being named Best Legal Information Professional in an Academic Envrionment at the inaugral Biall/LexisNexis Awards for Excellence in Oct 2005. I have a dual role at City, also being responsible for leading the team of Learning and Research Co-ordinators as Head of Information Literacy. This is extremely challenging work; tailoring our services to the demands of each very individual School at the University. The course at City opened my eyes to how we could use our skills in new and exciting ways, and that hasn't faded. This is a great time for those beginning a career in the field of information and anyone considering this pathway would be sure to be inspired by the courses run by the School of Informatics at City.


Susan Dyke

The year I spent at City was not only enjoyable (intellectually as well as socially), but has also turned out to be my best investment of time and effort to date - and I'm still reaping the benefit. I simply can't recommend the course or the department highly enough.


Debbie Pledge

I took the MSc in Information Science at City University in 2002-03. There is no doubt that I would not be where I am in my career without taking this course. The course confirmed to me that information science was the area that I wanted to work in, and it gave me a solid grounding in theories and practices which I have utilized in every job since I graduated. I am now line managing a team of Information Scientists and contributing to the strategic development of my organisation by placing informatics at the heart of what we do and promoting our ideas for improving how we work. Successfully completing the course was an important factor in giving me the confidence and skills to take my career to the next level.


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