MA in Librarianship
The MA in Librarianship prepares students in core areas of librarianship, information studies, and organisational and management skills and also allows students to study more specialist library and information-related modules in particular areas of interest. Students are thus equipped to take up jobs in a wide range of employment sectors and in positions that suit their career aspirations.
Libraries and information services make a vital contribution to effective education, health, social and cultural services, as well as successful economic, business and commercial activities. The skills of librarians and information specialists are essential to identify, control, organise and make accessible the ever increasing amounts of information available in paper, digital and multimedia formats.
Technological advances mean that libraries and information services in both the public and private sectors are changing dramatically and offer a wide range of attractive, challenging and rewarding career opportunities. Library and information professionals need competence in information handling, IT and management, together with strong interpersonal skills. They must have the imagination, commitment and enthusiasm to play a part in the exciting changes now taking place.
The Department has an international reputation for teaching and research in library management and public policy, and has recently established the Centre for the Public Library in the Information Society. As a result teaching and learning on the MA in Librarianship is research-led and students can be sure that they will be exposed to the latest ideas and concepts in librarianship today.
The MA in Librarianship can be taken as either a Professional Preparation Programme, or as a Professional Enhancement Programme. Each pathway is available as a full or part-time course.
Tuition & Financial Aid
Tuition In-State Full Time:
Financial Aid Offered: No