Library & Information Management - Online
This course is designed for library and information professionals in:
• The public and private sectors
• Schools, colleges, or universities
• Specialist libraries or information units
It draws on the direct experience of leaders in the library and information world to provide up-to-date and relevant insight into the key issues facing information services as they relate to:
• The wider learning community
• The strategic goals of the parent institution
• The promotion of lifelong learning in a knowledge-based society
• The course also benefits from the active involvement of the university library in the provision of learning resources and direct support to students
The course enhances professional development, preparing you for employment in a wide range of organisations and businesses, working in the field of library and information services.
For further course details please see "Course Web Page" below.
The Library in its Environment
This is the first module taken in the programme. It is designed to provide students with an academic foundation in library and information management and to enable students to develop and deepen their understanding of the library and/or information environment in which they work. The module is delivered fully online. Assessment is by coursework and there are three coursework components (SWOT analysis, practical exercise and report, and final portfolio).
Improving Library Practice
This is the second module taken in the programme. It is designed to provide students with a deeper understanding of library and information management and to enable students to develop and further their understanding of the library and/or information environment in which they work. The module is delivered online using a variety of tools and approaches. Assessment is by coursework and there are two coursework components (an essay/report and final portfolio).
Leadership in Libraries for the future
This is the third module taken in the programme. It is designed to provide students with an academic knowledge of leadership theories and their application in a library and information context and to enable students to develop and deepen their understanding of real-world leadership issues, trends, and challenges in the library and/or information environment in which they work. The module is delivered fully online. Assessment is by coursework and there are two coursework components and a group presentation.
Research Design and Initiation
The Research Design and Initiation module introduces students to the key ideas and issues that underpin educational research theory and practice. It provides a research methods course to guide them in commencing their own empirical research project. All students will have developed knowledge, insight and skills as reflective practitioners in the classroom or practice situation, and many will be very familiar with action research. This module is designed to widen their views of research enquiry, to help students organise, implement and progress an educational research project by dissertation encompassing good practice in primary and secondary research, methodological design, analytical insightfulness and piloting, and implementation planning including ethical enquiry.
This module allows participants to produce a sustained piece of independent research. It seeks to improve the quality of the participants' personal and professional understanding and the excellence of their practice, so that the impact on their organisation and on their colleagues and students is enhanced. It provides opportunities for the development of educational research methodologies and deepening understanding of the participant's situation and context.
To apply to our postgraduate taught programmes, you must meet the University's General Entrance Requirements and any course-specific requirements.
These vary depending on the course and are detailed online.
To be eligible to apply for a postgraduate degree course, you must;
- provide evidence of competence in written and spoken English (GCSE grades A-C or equivalent); and
- hold an Honours or degree from a UK or Republic of Ireland or from the Council for National Academic Awards, the National Council for Educational Awards, the Higher Education and Training Awards Council, or from another institution which has been recognised by the Senate for this purpose; or
- hold an equivalent standard in a Graduate Diploma, Graduate Certificate or Postgraduate Certificate or an approved alternative qualification; and
- satisfy additional requirements as described in the prospectus entry for your chosen course; or
- provide evidence of your ability to study at postgraduate level through the accreditation of your experience or learning.
Students are also expected to be working in a library/information environment for the duration of the course.
If English is not your first language this course requires a minimum English level of IELTS (academic) 6.0 with no band score less than 5.5, or equivalent.
Visit ulster.ac.uk/englishrequirements for more details.
This course is open to international (non-EU) students.
For full entry requirements please see "Course Web Page" below.
Application is through the University's online application system (see "Application Weblink" below).
Part-time/Online: This course is taught online so you can study where you want, when you want.
Year of entry: 2020/21
Postgraduate Information Session 26 March 2020
Register at: ulster.ac.uk/pg-information-events
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The Postgraduate Diploma and MSc in Library and Information Management prepare individuals for professional library and information careers.