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Library & Information Studies

MLIS Library & Information Studies

Graduate Taught (level 9 nfq, credits 90)
The Masters in Library and Information Studies programme is designed to prepare university graduates for careers as information or library professionals. An internationally recognised qualification.

It gives access to a wide range of careers in the information economy, including librarianship.

The curriculum includes a research based project.

Who should apply?
Full Time option suitable for:

Domestic(EEA) applicants: Yes
International (Non EEA) applicants currently residing outside of the EEA Region. Yes

Part Time option suitable for:

Domestic(EEA) applicants: Yes
International (Non EEA) applicants currently residing outside of the EEA Region. No

The MLIS programme is designed to prepare university graduates for professional careers in library and information careers.

Entry requirements

Applicants should present with a primary (bachelor's) degree in any subject with an overall score of 2.1 or higher.

A minimum of 6 weeks' experience working in a library or information environment.

Names and contact details of two referees who can assess their intellectual ability, maturity and motivation.

Applicants whose first language is not English must also demonstrate English language proficiency of IELTS 6.5 (no band less than 6.0 in each element), or equivalent.

While applications are accepted up to August of the year of entry, offers are made to suitably qualified candidates on a first-come-first-served basis so early application is recommended. Entry to the programmes is very competitive and the number of places is limited.

Please note that while it is necessary to have experience of work in a library or information environment before commencing the MLIS, you may apply for a place before obtaining this experience. If you don’t have experience, you should indicate what plans you have to fulfill this requirement.

Duration

W006: 1 year full-time, W099: 2 years part-time.

Number of credits

90

Careers or further progression

Our Master of Library and Information Studies (MLIS) programme allows students to earn degrees that are accredited by professional organizations and are internationally recognised. These degrees qualify students to work as library and information professionals in the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and throughout Europe. Recent graduates have dynamic careers as Chief Information Officers, Library Directors and Knowledge Managers.

ICS also has vibrant research programmes and activities. Some MLIS students continue their studies to take PhD or MLitt degrees at the School.

Further enquiries

Claire Nolan
Tel: 01 716 7055
email: claire.nolan@ucd.ie

Subjects taught

Stage 1 Core

Org of Info, Cat & Metadata IS40520

Information & Reference Services IS40530

Research Methods IS40590

Foundations of Info Studies IS40600

Stage 1 - Option

Archives sustainability and preservation management ARCV40030

Archives and their Users - Advocacy and the Archives Gateway ARCV40040

Web Publishing IS30020

Information Architecture: Designing the Web IS30050

Cybersociety? Technology, Culture and Communication IS30070

Current Trends in Social Computing IS30320

Quantitative Data Analysis IS30330

Managing Information Technology for Information Professionals IS30340

People, Information & Communication: Our Information Behaviour IS40030

Management for Information Professionals IS40370

Research Practice IS40390

The Information Professional as Teacher and Collaborator IS40480

System Analysis & Design IS40500

Digital Libraries IS40560

Children & Youth Info Services IS40570

Research Study IS40580

UXD: User-Centered Design IS40610

Digital Curation Tools IS40620

Digital Curation:Core Concepts IS40630

Research Data Manangement IS40650

Thesis IS40710

Capstone Project IS40720

Comment

Please note students must pay full fees and maintain themselves. SILS cannot arrange any pre-programme work experience, nor any financial aid. However when organisations inform us of potential internship opportunities we pass this information on to applicants.

Application date

The following entry routes are available:

MLIS FT (W006)
Duration 1 Years
Attendance Full Time
Deadline Rolling *

MLIS PT (W099)
Duration 2 Years
Attendance Part Time
Deadline Rolling *

* Courses will remain open until such time as all places have been filled, therefore early application is advised

Enrolment and start dates

Next Intake: 2017/2018 September.

* Courses will remain open until such time as all places have been filled, therefore early application is advised.

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