The course provides a wide range of opportunities for graduates who will be properly equipped with a broad range of managerial, professional and technological knowledge and skills. The course attaches strong importance to producing creative and reflective practitioners and, to this end, you will learn about a variety of research methods and techniques.
What you will study
- Information Studies
- Management Principles and Operations
- Cataloguing and Classification
- Knowledge Organisation
- Information Services
- Planning and Developing Library and Information Services
- Fieldwork Placement
- Research Methods
Dissertation In Semester 2, you will present a written research proposal for submission. This will normally form the basis for the Masters level dissertation. You will work independently but under tutorial supervision, to undertake the research and prepare the dissertation.
The course is ideal for students who possess an undergraduate honours degree in any discipline. Other qualifications and experience will be considered with entry being subject to the University's judgement that the person has reasonable expectation of being able to fulfil the requirements of the award.
All international students, for whom English is not their first language, must provide evidence of linguistic ability, by gaining either IELTS 6.5 or its equivalent in TOEFL prior to receiving an unconditional offer of a place on the course.
Placements and accreditations
The required placement consists of four weeks practical experience in an appropriate organisation.
This course will enable you to obtain a professional qualification accredited by the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals and the MSc degree is also professionally recognised throughout the world. Opportunities for graduates range from traditional librarianship to information management.
Fees and bursaries
- New students: entire course £3400 for academic year 2010/11
- New students: entire course £8600 for academic year 2010/11
The above tuition fees are reviewed annually and are subject to change.
If you are already a student at Robert Gordon University, you can find information on fees for academic year 2010/11 on the Student Finance web pages.
How to apply
All students can apply online by visiting Apply Online. http://www.rgu.ac.uk/applyonline/
If you are a UK/EU student and would like a paper application form or further information, please email email@example.com.
If you are an International Student and would like a paper application or further information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.