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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.

Vision & Values Statement

The UCD School of Information and Communication Studies strives to educate students to become the leaders, policy makers, and designers of information systems and services in the evolving information society. The Master of Library and Information Studies (MLIS) and the Graduate Diploma in Library and Information Studies (GradDip) programmes instill professional ethics and social responsibility, foster lifelong continuing professional education, and provide opportunities for active engagement with diverse communities. Our modules are offered in face-to-face, blended, and online classrooms. Reflective practices and collaborative work constitute the core of our learning activities.

Programme Content:

Articulate knowledge of the key concepts, theories, and issues in library and information studies

Discuss the evolving role of information professionals in cultural, corporate, governmental, and non-governmental institutions

Develop and evaluate information lifecycle, including information seeking, evaluation, use, organisation and management

Assess users' needs in diverse information environments and meeting community and societal needs, including information behaviour, users studies, needs analysis and other forms of active engagement

Engage in discussion pertaining to ethical, technical and technological issues associated with information acquisition, management, presentation and use

Demonstrate management and teamwork competencies, including project management and leadership

Use traditional and digital media effectively, including oral presentations, poster presentations, and social media

Develop, manage and implement the research process in a professional context
Articulate knowledge of the key concepts, theories, and issues in library and information studies

Assess users' needs in diverse information environments and meeting community and societal needs, including information behaviour, users studies, needs analysis and other forms of active engagement

Demonstrate management and teamwork competencies, including project management and leadership

Develop and evaluate information lifecycle, including information seeking, evaluation, use, organisation and management

Develop, manage and implement the research process in a professional context

Discuss the evolving role of information professionals in cultural, corporate, governmental, and non-governmental institutions

Engage in discussion pertaining to ethical, technical and technological issues associated with information acquisition, management, presentation and use

Use traditional and digital media effectively, including oral presentations, poster presentations, and social media

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.

These are the minimum entry requirements – additional criteria may be requested for some programmes

Duration

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

Number of credits

90

Careers or further progression

Careers & Employability

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

Contact Name: Claire Nolan
Contact Number: +353 (0)1716 8360

Subjects taught

Stage 1 Core

Org of Info, Cat & Metadata IS40520
Information & Reference Services IS40530
Foundations of Info Studies IS40600
Research Methods IS40640
Research Theory and Practice IS40820

Stage 1 - Option

Archives and their Users - Advocacy and the Archives Gateway ARCV40040
Managing Records & Information in Public & Private Organisations ARCV40070
Archives preservation ARCV41480
Web Publishing IS30020
Information Architecture: Designing the Web IS30050
Information Ethics IS30370
Digital Storytelling IS30380
People, Information & Communication: Our Information Behaviour IS40030
Management for Information Professionals IS40370
Research Practice IS40390
The Information Professional as Teacher and Collaborator IS40480
Digital Libraries IS40560
Children & Youth Info Services IS40570
UXD: User-Centered Design IS40610
Research Experience
Thesis IS40710
Capstone Project IS40720
Quantitative Data Analysis IS40730
Digital Curation Tools IS40750
Research Data Management IS40760
Digital Curation:Core Concept IS40770
Service Learning
Data & Society IS40840
Scholarly Communication IS40900

Application date

The following entry routes are available:

MLIS FT (W006)
Duration 1 Years
Attendance Full Time
Deadline 17-JUL-2020
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MLIS PT (W099)
Duration 2 Years
Attendance Part Time
Deadline 17-JUL-2020
Apply Now

Course fee

MLIS Library & Information Studies (W006) Full Time
EU fee per year - € 7920
nonEU fee per year - € 19900

MLIS Library & Information Studies (W099) Part Time
EU fee per year - € 5115
nonEU fee per year - € 9950

***Fees are subject to change
Tuition fee information is available on the UCD Fees website.Please note that UCD offers a number of graduate scholarships for full-time, self-funding international students, holding an offer of a place on a UCD graduate degree programme.For further information please see International Scholarships.

Enrolment and start dates

Next Intake: 2020/2021 September

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