University of Sheffield

School of Information

MA Librarianship


The University of Sheffield

Western Bank

Sheffield, England S10 2TN

United Kingdom

Program Information

Degrees Offered:

MA in Librarianship

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The MA in Librarianship, with its emphasis on both physical and digital library services, introduces students to the best current thinking and practice, and equips them with the knowledge and skills to immediately contribute value to an organization. Graduates of the program have an in-depth understanding of strategic and practical issues associated with delivering library and information services, and the daily and long-term challenges involved in leading and supporting existing activities and new initiatives. They are able to play a positive part in the exciting changes taking place in the fast-developing information world.

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. This course prepares students for professional roles in a wide range of sectors, including education, health, social and cultural services, as well as business and commercial organizations.

The skills of librarians and information specialists are essential to identify, acquire, organize and make accessible the ever-increasing amounts of information available in paper, digital and multimedia formats. 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. They must also have the imagination, commitment and enthusiasm to providing information services. The MA Librarianship program enables students to develop the right skills for the current information environment.

The Information School has an international reputation for teaching and research in library and information management. As a result, teaching and learning on the MA in Librarianship is informed by cutting-edge research, and students can be sure that they will be exposed to the latest ideas and concepts in the contemporary information environment. The program is also closely linked with current good practice, and includes teaching from leading practitioners as well as academic staff.

The MA in Librarianship can be taken as either a Professional Preparation Program, or as a Professional Enhancement Program. Each pathway is available as a full or part-time course.


CILIP We are pleased to offer the Sheffield Scholarship 2016 to all US students commencing a Taught Masters programme in September 2016. The scholarships are: • £2,000 if your tuition fees are between £14,500 and £16,500 • £2,500 for each student paying f

International Student Requirements:

IELTS 7.0 (with a minimum of 6 in essay writing) or TOEFL 600 (with a minimum of 4.5 in written English) or TOEFL computer-based minimum of 250 or TOEFL internet-based minimum of 100.

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: No

International Financial Aid: No

In State Tuition (per year): 13530 GBP

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