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  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    Northampton Square

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    12 months

Course summary

Key information

This programme aims to provide you with a deep understanding of collection-orientated institutions and services and their relevance in society. Your course will enable you to examine the processes of information organisation, communication, access and provision, as well as considering library infrastructures and services from both historical and philosophical perspectives.

Benefits of this course

The benefits of this course are many and varied and will help progress your career.

Library Science is a broad, interdisciplinary subject, the principles and practice of which underpin today’s information society.

With an emphasis on the use of new and emergent technologies; methods of investigation and analysis; ethical, legal and socio-political implications, and policy formulation, this MSc will set you up for a career in modern day libraries and galleries.


You can select to apply for one of the available exit points for this course.

Master of Science (MSc)

Who is this course for?

If you want to learn about library services, and the processes of information organisation and communication, this course is perfect.

You’ll need a first degree or equivalent in any discipline or be keen to start or develop your career around collections and services within galleries, libraries, museums and archives.

You’re likely to have an eye for detail, an interest in the organisation, technologies, and communication of information, and an understanding of the organisational and wider social impacts of information policy, access and provision.


As a skilled and confident Library Science graduate with an understanding of the principles and practices of the subject your career could start in:

public library
academic library
special/heritage library
information services
information literacy teaching/training.

This course is also an excellent preparation for further study and research.

Approved by the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals (CILIP)

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 20,400per 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

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  • 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.

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