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Librarianship MA/PGDip/PGCert (CILIP Accredited)

University of Sheffield Information School

Full time & Part time September MA, PgDip, PgCert 1 year FT / 2/ 3 years PT

About the course

Library and information professionals need strong information handling, managerial and interpersonal skills, plus an understanding of the power of technology to transform information services provision. They must also have the imagination, commitment and enthusiasm to play a part in the exciting changes taking place in the fast-developing information world.

Course description

This course is accredited by CILIP

This CILIP-accredited course prepares you for a library career in a variety of settings, equipping you with the knowledge and skills needed to enter this fast developing sector. You will learn key competencies in IT, management and information handling, such as the creation, management and use of information, the management of library and information services, and effective information

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Entry Requirements

You’ll need at least a good 2:2 in any subject and you would normally be expected to have some library or related work experience, but there is flexibility around this. Please contact us if you have any queries about your work experience.

If you don’t have an undergraduate degree, but you have other qualifications and relevant work experience, you may be able to take the PGDip or PGCert.

English language requirements:
Overall IELTS score of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each component, or equivalent.


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Itzelle Medina

I chose to study at the Information School because of its academic reputation and because it allowed me to specialise in the topics of interest that will help me in my career. The facilities are excellent and the lecturers are very experienced and committed. There are also many different opportunities provided by the School and University to enhance your knowledge.

Jamie Yu

I must say I am happy about my decision to study here at the University of Sheffield. With the skills that I acquired and anticipated to acquire in this year, I am hopeful that I shall, after gaining more relevant work experience upon graduation, bring expertise to the library and information industry or other collection managing institutions in the future. I look forward to knowing what I will be doing in February 2021 and the months and years after.

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