Librarianship MA

Module information for Librarianship MA

The full-time MA in Librarianship is a 12-month programme, running from September to September. Teaching consists of two 15-week semesters, from late September to the following June. You will then write your dissertation and finish in mid-September.

Students studying part-time will complete their course over two or three years.

Modules have a value of credits: 180 credits are required for graduation.

75 of these are compulsory (Core) modules, 45 are elective and 60 credits are allocated to the dissertation and dissertation preparation.

Core Modules (Modules that you have to take):

Module Code Module Title Semester Credits

INF6103

Information Organisation

1

15

INF6511 Information and Knowledge Management 1 15

INF6350

Information Literacy

1

15

INF6180

Libraries, Information and Society

1

15

INF6513 Leadership, Strategy and Change 2 15

 You must also take a minimum of 15 credits and a maximum of 30 credits from the following:

Module Code Module Title Semester Credits

INF6031

Public and School Library Services

2

15

INF6200

Academic and Workplace Library, Information and Knowledge Services

2

15

 You must also take a minimum of 15 credits and a maximum of 30 credits from the following:

Module Code Module Title Semester Credits

INF6024

Researching Social Media

2

15

INF6025

Information Governance and Ethics

2

15

INF6034

Digital Advocacy

2

15

INF6040

Business Intelligence

2

15

INF6050

Database Design

2

15

 You will also take the following:

Module Code Module Title Semester Credits

INF6000

Dissertation

Summer

45

INF6340

Research Methods and Dissertation Preparation

2

15


Other courses

  • Postgraduate Certificate requires a total of 60 credits
  • Postgraduate Diploma requires a total of 120 credits

The content of our courses is reviewed annually to make sure it is up-to-date and relevant. Individual modules are occasionally updated or withdrawn. This is in response to discoveries through our world-leading research, funding changes, professional accreditation requirements, student or employer feedback, outcomes of reviews, and variations in staff or student numbers. In the event of any change we'll consult and inform students in good time and take reasonable steps to minimise disruption.

Information last updated: 15 February 2021


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