Library and Information Science (MPhil, PhD)

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The award
MPhil, PhD

How long you will study
2 - 7 years

Domestic course fees
GBP 4000 per year

How you will study
full-time, part-time

Course starts
find out

International course fees
GBP 12500 per year

All study options

About Library and Information Science at City, University of London

Library and Information Science (LIS) is the academic discipline that focuses on the communication of recorded information. It is related to, yet distinct from, a number of other disciplines, including: computer science, human-computer interaction (HCI), data science, publishing, digital humanities, media studies, and cultural studies.

City, University of London has been active in LIS related research since 1961, and the Centre for Information Science is an international leader in this area. PhD students are central to our research activity. Our goal is to support talented individuals who wish to develop their research skills, to undertake rigorous and inspirational investigations in pursuit of furthering knowledge and understanding within the discipline, and ultimately, to obtain an MPhil or PhD qualification. Research students are supported in their studies through a structured programme of supervision and training.

All of our research students are expected to maintain and develop a professional, social media presence, and to engage with the processes of open, digital scholarship. Research students are encouraged to participate in, and contribute to, wider departmental activities.

Research Areas

We are interested in working with research students in the following areas of Library & Information Science:

Foundations of the information sciences; philosophy of information, the concept of information in different domains

Documents and documentation

Information literacy

Information behaviour

Information history

Information ethics

New technologies as they relate to LIS

Study options for this course

  • The award How you will study How long you will study Course starts Domestic course fees International course fees
  • The awardMPhil, PhDHow you will studyFull-time, Part-timeHow long you will study2 - 7 years
    Course starts find outDomestic course feesGBP 4000 per yearInternational course feesGBP 12500 per year

Notes about fees for this course

Fees listed are for full-time only. Part-time fees are:

UK/EU: £2,000 per year

£6,250 per year.

Entry requirements

Proof of English language proficiency will be required for applicants whose first language is not English. We require a minimum IELTS score of 7.5, with a minimum of 7 for writing.

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