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MA Information and Library Studies

Aberystwyth University

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  • Qualification

    MA - Master of Arts

  • Location

    Aberystwyth University

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP-21

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

The skills for library and information professionals are in high demand as employers need to manage their most valuable assets in our global ‘information economy’. Information Studies at Aberystwyth has an impressive track record, having produced some of the UK's, and indeed the world's, leading librarians and information professionals. This MA or Diploma, accredited by the UK’s Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals (CILIP), will equip you to fulfil the essential role that companies and professional bodies need to compete effectively in a fast-moving national and international business environment.

Why study Information and Library Studies at Aberystwyth University?

· Expertise from one of the UK’s leading providers

· This course was one of the first qualifications in this important area and is still one of the market’s most well regarded

· Aberystwyth University boasts library resources amongst the best in Europe

· Access to Information Studies’ specialist Thomas Parry Library, a leading library for our discipline, and the university’s Hugh Owen Library, which houses more than 700,000 volumes and subscribes to more than 3,500 current periodicals

· Situated next to the university campus is the National Library of Wales, one of the UK’s five copyright libraries, which houses more than 6,000,000 volumes

· Aberystwyth University is a top 50 university for research power and intensity – REF 2014

· Develop theoretical knowledge that is applicable to the workplace, and develop skills that will place you in an enviable position in the jobs market

· Undertake one of the best courses for professional practice

· Graduates of this MA/Diploma will have a CILIP accredited qualification that is recognised for admission to the Register of Chartered Librarians (subject to the Institute’s chartership regulations).

Employability

Qualification: MA/Diploma in Information and Library Studies

Our alumni include a number of current and former national librarians (Scotland, Wales, Malta and Malaysia), the first black national librarian in South Africa, and the former Director of the Bureau for Library and Information Services at the United Nations.

Tuition fees

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£ 15,200per year

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University information

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Aberystwyth University

  • University League Table

    58th

  • Campus address

    Aberystwyth University, Penglais, Aberystwyth, United Kingdom, SY23 3FL, Wales

Welcoming international students since 1872. Over 100 different nationalities are represented on campus, creating a truly multicultural learning environment.
Highly-rated teaching (TEF Gold) and a high rate of graduate employability.
Generous scholarships and bursaries for international students.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    36th out of 113 14

  • Entry standards

    / Max 236
    120 54%

    73rd

    19
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    86.0 86%

    49th

    43
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.19 84%

    10th

    7

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