Information and Library Studies PhD
Diploma in Information and Library Studies
This scheme is offered to graduates of any discipline either to diploma or MSc Econ stage, who wish to enter information and library work.
The scheme is designed to offer students a challenging academic experience that will prepare them for a career in a wide range of information and library environments. Students of the diploma scheme follow core and optional modules, which include Information and Society, Studies in Management, Principles of Information Retrieval, Information Sources and Services and Collection Management. If students wish to progress from the Diploma stage to the MSc Econ stage, a minimum of 40% must be achieved in all modules as well as an overall average of 50%. Students who fail to meet the criteria for progression to the master’s stage of the scheme, but who have achieved an average of 40% or more overall will be eligible for the award of a Postgraduate Diploma in Information and Library Studies.

MSc Econ in Information and Library Studies
This scheme leads to the award of the degree of MSc Econ of the University of Wales in information and library studies. It is offered to graduates of any discipline who wish to enter information and library work. The scheme is designed to offer students a challenging academic experience that will prepare them for a career in a wide range of information and library environments as well as research work within the field. The programme extends over twelve months. The scheme is divided into two distinct parts: Part 1 from September to May comprises taught modules followed by Part 2 from May through to September researching and writing a dissertation of not more than 15,000 words under the guidance of a supervisor. The core and optional modules taught in Part 1 include Information and Society, Studies in Management, Principles of Information Retrieval, Information Sources and Services and Collection Management. In order to progress from Part 1 to Part 2 students must achieve a minimum of 40% in all modules as well as an overall average of 50%. Students who fail to meet the criteria for progression to the master’s stage of the scheme, but who have achieved an average of 40% or more overall will be eligible for the award of a Postgraduate Diploma in Information and Library Studies. The master’s degree is recognised by appropriate professional bodies such as the Library Association and the Institute of Information Scientists.

MPhil Information and Library Studies (Full Time)
The Department of Information and Library Studies enjoys an international reputation drawing its students from throughout Britain and the world. With a students population of over 700 the Department is the largest of its kind in Britain and among the largest in Europe. The specialisms of its academic staff cover most aspects of contemporary information and library studies. The Department maintains strong international links, and all courses are accredited by the relevant professional bodies. The Department of Information & Library Studies is able to supervise students researching into modern librarianship, information and knowledge management, information science plus Archive Administration and Records Management. The topic for research is chosen by the applicant, who should submit a proposal outlining the aims and methodology of the research. Applicants for full-time study may be submitted to funding competitions by the Department – they include the University’s own Postgraduate competition, the British Academy, or Departmental Studentship.

MPhil Information and Library Studies (Part Time)
The Department of Information and Library Studies enjoys an international reputation drawing its students from throughout Britain and the world. With a students population of over 700 the Department is the largest of its kind in Britain and among the largest in Europe. The specialisms of its academic staff cover most aspects of contemporary information and library studies. The Department maintains strong international links, and all courses are accredited by the relevant professional bodies. The Department of Information & Library Studies is able to supervise students researching into modern librarianship, information and knowledge management, information science plus Archive Administration and Records Management. The topic for research is chosen by the applicant, who should submit a proposal outlining the aims and methodology of the research.

PhD Information and Library Studies (Full Time)
The Department of Information and Library Studies enjoys an international reputation drawing its students from throughout Britain and the world. With a students population of over 700 the Department is the largest of its kind in Britain and among the largest in Europe. The specialisms of its academic staff cover most aspects of contemporary information and library studies. The Department maintains strong international links, and all courses are accredited by the relevant professional bodies. The Department of Information & Library Studies is able to supervise students researching into modern librarianship, information and knowledge management, information science plus Archive Administration and Records Management. The topic for research is chosen by the applicant, who should submit a proposal outlining the aims and methodology of the research. Applicants for full-time study may be submitted to funding competitions by the Department – they include the University’s own Postgraduate competition, the British Academy, or Departmental Studentship.

PhD Information and Library Studies (Part Time)
The Department of Information and Library Studies enjoys an international reputation drawing its students from throughout Britain and the world. With a students population of over 700 the Department is the largest of its kind in Britain and among the largest in Europe. The specialisms of its academic staff cover most aspects of contemporary information and library studies. The Department maintains strong international links, and all courses are accredited by the relevant professional bodies. The Department of Information & Library Studies is able to supervise students researching into modern librarianship, information and knowledge management, information science plus Archive Administration and Records Management. The topic for research is chosen by the applicant, who should submit a proposal outlining the aims and methodology of the research.

Sian Saunders, MSc Econ in Information and Library Studies
"I found the course challenging and stimulating. It is well-organised and gives students a good grounding in essentials of Librarianship and Information Science, before offering the opportunity to choose modules of personal interest from a wide range of options. In this way, students are able to tailor the course to suit their own needs and interests. This is my third experience of higher education, and I can honestly say that the staff are the friendliest and most approachable I have come across. I also feel that students’ suggestions and comments are considered and responded to.

The University is in a beautiful setting, and when the sun was shining on the hills and sea, I often had to pinch myself to make sure I was not dreaming."
PhD, PhD, MPhil, MPhil, MSc(Econ), PG Dip, MSc(Econ), PG Dip Award
September, April Start
Full-time, Part-time, Distance Study Mode
36 month Duration

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