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Library and Information Management - MA


Course Description

Recognised and approved by the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals (CILIP), this route prepares graduates of all disciplines for a career in the modern information society and its industries.

The taught element is equivalent to a postgraduate diploma, and as a professional qualification enables progression to Chartership in your first professional post. Your study will focus on the principles for the organisation, retrieval and accessibility of information and on the strategic management of information organisations, such as libraries, the information landscape, for example online and on the web, and on the development of library services of all kinds. Successful completion of a dissertation develops your knowledge of the field and skills as a researcher resulting in the award of MA. You may undertake a placement, which we will help you to source, in information units, libraries and other relevant centres, including large corporations, local government, the National Health Service, financial and legal services. This will provide networking opportunities within the library, informations and media industries.

Placement options

You may take the opportunity to gain work experience and arrange a placement to complement your studies in information units, libraries and other relevant centres, including large corporations, local government, the National Health Service, financial and legal services. This will provide networking opportunities within the library, information and media industries.

About the Course

The course is recognised and approved by the CILIP (Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals) and the combination of taught units, dissertation and optional fieldwork will prepare you to take a leading role in rapidly evolving knowledge and information industries and enhance your skills for employability. Learning takes place in a vibrant environment and you will be able to take advantage of our excellent connections to this sector via fieldwork placements and our programme of visiting speakers.

Assessment details

Assessment takes the form of coursework, including a dissertation.

Visit the Library and Information Management - MA page on the Manchester Metropolitan University website for more details!

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www.mmu.ac.uk/infocomms/about-us/student-profiles


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Faculty Postgraduate Scholarships - 16 Awards

The Faculty of Humanities, Languages and Social Science is pleased to announce we will be offering sixteen scholarships to assist students with financing their Masters studies. Students applying for full or part-time study on any taught Masters Programmes in the Faculty are eligible for these scholarships which will pay 50% of the fees for Masters study.MA Applied Linguistics
MSc Applied Quantitative Methods
MA Creative Writing
MA Criminology
MA English Studies
MA English Studies, Contemporary Literature and Film
MA English Studies, The Gothic
MA European Philosophy
MA European Philosophy (Aesthetics)
MA History
MSc Information Management
MA International Relations and Global Communications
MA Library and Information Management
MA Local and Regional History
MA Multimedia Journalism
MA Public History and Heritage
MA Sociology and Global Change
MA Teaching English as a Foreign Language
Master of Public Administration The Faculty offers a wide range of programmes at diploma, undergraduate and postgraduate levels in humanities, languages and social science, attracting more than 5,000 students from a diverse range of backgrounds. The Faculty’s postgraduate community is large and still growing; students are registered for the degrees of PhD, MPhil or MA/MSc. In addition, the Faculty is the location for a number of specialist research centres and there are a range of Faculty-wide, departmental-based and cross-University seminars held to promote discussion and disseminate research findings. Students are invited to participate in research seminars and attend performances, readings and events.

Value of Scholarship(s)

50% of fees

Eligibility

Submit an application to one of the Masters Programmes in the Faculty for full or part-time study in 2015/2016, before 29th May 2015
Through your application to your chosen Masters Programme demonstrate excellence, commitment, and potential
Be a UK or EU citizen
Have a good honours first degree in a relevant subject.
Applicants are expected to act as a ‘Masters Scholar’ and make a modest, but important, contribution to the learning community in the Faculty – examples might include offering a seminar, leading a small undergraduate project, undertaking a pilot project with one of our partner organisations, or representing the Faculty in a university event.

Application Procedure

Visit http://www2.mmu.ac.uk/hlss/courses/scholarships/faculty-postgraduate-scholarships/

Further Information

http://www2.mmu.ac.uk/hlss/courses/scholarships/faculty-postgraduate-scholarships/


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The Colwyn and Jean Rich Scholarship 2015 / 2016 - Single Award

The Jean Rich Foundation of Canada kindly offers the Colwyn and Jean Rich Scholarship to support one UK student studying full time on the MA Library and Information Management / MSc Information Management programme.The Scholarship has a value of 6,000 Canadian dollars and is intended for award to an applicant of academic merit who has the commitment to complete the programme of study and who is in need of financial support. The Foundation has stipulated that it wishes to award the Scholarship to a UK national and has also indicated its preference for supporting those candidates who can demonstrate their previous and/or potential social contribution to the community.

Value of Scholarship(s)

Tuition fees

Eligibility

All candidates wishing to be considered for the award of this Scholarship must have accepted a place on the postgraduate programme. Your application should take the form of a statement that explains why you believe that you would be a worthy recipient of the award. In addition to your financial need and demonstrating your interest in the library and information profession, you should also highlight any outstanding academic achievements and contributions to the community.

Application Procedure

Visit: http://www2.mmu.ac.uk/hlss/courses/scholarships/jean-rich/

Further Information

http://www2.mmu.ac.uk/hlss/courses/scholarships/jean-rich/



Entry Requirements

You will normally have an undergraduate UK honours degree (or international or professional equivalent) in any discipline.

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