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The University of Sheffield has been named the number one institution in the world for library and information management in the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2018. The ranking highlights the leading research and teaching of the University of Sheffield’s Information School.
At the Information School, you will study alongside internationally-respected leading lights in information management and its associated fields, who apply their research to your learning. Our innovative teaching involves the latest in information communication technologies, traditional classes, self-directed study and collaborative groupwork. This is how we give you the blend of theory and skills you need to operate in today’s information industry.
The world is undergoing an information revolution. The explosion in information is transforming not only obvious areas such as libraries, information technology and learning and teaching, but every industry where information plays a major role …. and that is virtually all of them.
In industry and commerce, in education, in health, in government and the public sector, employees are needed to manage, organise and deliver huge amounts of information. Trained information professionals are at a premium, and our Department produces those professionals.
You can study for our courses either part time or full time, as suits you. We also offer variations on many of our courses to suit the previous qualifications and experience that you have. Whether you’re new to the field or an experienced professional looking to develop your career, we can structure your course to suit.
Where appropriate, our courses are fully accredited by the Chartered Institute for Library and Information Professionals (CILIP), allowing you to apply for the professional membership grades of the Institute when you graduate.
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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. Read more
Today's library and information professionals need to understand how to manage physical and digital information resources, and how these shape the provision of customer-focused information services. Read more
This course is accredited by CILIP This CILIP-accredited course will give you an in-depth understanding of information systems within an organisational context, emphasising issues related to information, people, information technologies and the business environment, preparing you for a career in the private or the public sector. Read more