Information and Library Studies (PG Cert)

Robert Gordon University the United Kingdom

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The award
PG Cert

How long you will study
15 weeks

Domestic course fees
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How you will study
full-time

Course starts
September

International course fees
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All study options

About Information and Library Studies at Robert Gordon University

For more than forty years, this course has been one of the enduring successes of Robert Gordon University. This full time course in Information and Library Studies brings together a mixture of theory and practice that replicates activities found in the work place.

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

Semester 1

  • Information Studies

  • Management Principles and Operations

  • Cataloguing and Classification

  • Knowledge Organisation


Semester 2

  • Information Services

  • Planning and Developing Library and Information Services

  • Fieldwork Placement

  • Research Methods


Semester 3

  • Dissertation


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.

Entry requirements

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

UK/EU Students

  • New students: entire course £3400 for academic year 2010/11


International Students

  • 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 postgraduateadmissions@rgu.ac.uk.

If you are an International Student and would like a paper application or further information, please contact international@rgu.ac.uk.

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 awardPG CertHow you will studyFull-timeHow long you will study15 weeks
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  • The awardPG CertHow you will studyPart-timeHow long you will study30 weeks
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  • The awardPG DipHow you will studyFull-timeHow long you will study30 weeks
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  • The awardPG DipHow you will studyPart-timeHow long you will study60 weeks
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  • The awardMScHow you will studyFull-timeHow long you will study45 weeks
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  • The awardMScHow you will studyPart-timeHow long you will study90 weeks
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  • The awardPG CertHow you will studyDistanceHow long you will study30 weeks
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  • The awardPG DipHow you will studyDistanceHow long you will study60 weeks
    Course startsSeptemberDomestic course fees find outInternational course fees find out
  • The awardMScHow you will studyDistanceHow long you will study90 weeks
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Entry requirements for this course

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