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Library and Information Science MPhil

City, University of London

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  • Qualification

    MPhil - Master of Philosophy

  • Location

    City, University of London

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP-21

  • Duration

    4 years

Course summary

Library and Information Science (LIS) is the academic discipline that focuses on the communication of recorded information. It is related to, yet distinct from, a number of other disciplines, including: computer science, human-computer interaction (HCI), data science, publishing, digital humanities, media studies, and cultural studies. City, University of London has been active in LIS related research since 1961, and the Centre for Information Science is an international leader in this area. PhD students are central to our research activity. Our goal is to support talented individuals who wish to develop their research skills, to undertake rigorous and inspirational investigations in pursuit of furthering knowledge and understanding within the discipline, and ultimately, to obtain an MPhil or PhD qualification. Research students are supported in their studies through a structured programme of supervision and training. All of our research students are expected to maintain and develop a professional, social media presence, and to engage with the processes of open, digital scholarship. Research students are encouraged to participate in, and contribute to, wider departmental activities.

Students in the following areas of Library & Information Science includes: Foundations of the information sciences; philosophy of information, the concept of information in different domains; Documents and documentation; Information literacy; Information behavior; Information history; Information ethics; New technologies as they relate to LIS. Research students are initially registered for the degree of MPhil. Promotion to PhD registration is contingent upon the satisfactory outcome of a review process. This normally takes place towards the end of the first year of registration for full-time candidates and towards the end of the second year for part-time candidates.

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 12,500per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

City, University of London

  • University League Table

    57th

  • Campus address

    City, University of London, Northampton Square, City of London, EC1V 0HB, England

City is one of the most international UK universities. Students are from over 160 countries, creating a diverse, cosmopolitan university community.
City's supportive alumni network stretches across the globe. They help those thinking of moving to London and organise in-country events after graduation.
City's international student advice team give guidance on the application process, answers questions on visa and immigration issues and check visa documents.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    87th out of 110 11

    16th out of 18 7

  • Entry standards

    / Max 236
    121 51%

    76th

    42
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    59 59%

    105th

    1
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.85 77%

    72nd

    16
  • Entry standards

    / Max 151
    n/a

  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    72 72%

    11th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.08 82%

    12th

    2

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