Librarianship MA (Professional Enhancement)

This programme is specifically designed for you if you have two or more years' relevant work experience in the information sector and wish to study for a higher degree to develop your knowledge and skills.

To obtain an MA you must take modules totalling 180 Credits from the following, including the Core, Dissertation, and Dissertation Preparation modules.

Students shall attend organised visits as prescribed by the Head of Department during the programme of study.

Entry Requirements

To apply for this course you need:

  • an undergraduate degree in any subject discipline and at least 2 years' relevant work experience, or
  • an undergraduate degree in any subject together with an acceptable relevant professional qualification and at least 2 years' relevant work experience, or
  • an undergraduate degree in any subject area, and at least 5 years' relevant work experience.

If you do not have an undergraduate degree but have other qualifications and substantial relevant work experience you may be considered for entry onto the Postgraduate Certificate or Diploma courses.

Core modules (modules that you have to take):

Module code Module title Semester Credits
INF6511 Information and Knowledge Management (Distance Learning) 1 15
INF6513 Leadership, Strategy and Change 2 15

You will also take 90 credits from the following:

Module code Module title Semester Credits
INF6002 Information and Knowledge Management 1 15
INF6012 Website Design and Search Engine Optimisation 1 15
INF6033 Data and Society 1 15
INF6024 Researching Social Media 2 15
INF6034 Digital Advocacy 2 15
INF6040 Business Intelligence 2 15
INF6050 Database Design 2 15
INF6502 Academic and Workplace Library, Information and Knowledge Services 2 15
INF6525 Information Governance and Ethics 2 15
INF6531 Public and School Library Services 2 15

You will also take: 

Module code Module title Semester Credits
INF6000 Dissertation Summer 45
INF6340 Research Methods and Dissertation Preparation 2 15

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 Individual modules are occasionally updated or withdrawn.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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