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Management of Library and Information Services (Taught)

Aberystwyth University
5 years
Master's degree
Online / Distance
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About this program

Awarded by: Aberystwyth University (Prifysgol Aberystwyth)

The objectives of the MSc in Management of Library and Information Services course are to:

enable senior library and information service staff to manage key resources through an understanding of their organisational value;
provide managers with specific skills in core activities;
offer an academic component to the career advancement of professionals;
enable employers to support Continuous Professional Development without the need for breaks in employment.
This programme is offered in flexible distance learning mode as it is recognised that prospective students will not wish a mid-career break in order to update their qualifications. The length of the degree scheme is normally three years, but students may take between two and five years to complete their studies. Normally, the first two years (Part One) consist of a taught element, whereby students complete 120 credits. Those wishing to finish study at the end of the taught element will be eligible for a Diploma (120 credits). The remaining period (Part Two) is to complete a dissertation (60 credits), to gain the Master’s qualification (180 credits).

Students on this course will be required to attend two compulsory residential study schools in Aberystwyth. The first will be in September at the commencement of the course, and is designed to prepare students for the taught element (Part One) of the programme. The second is a research study school (offered during April and September) and is designed to prepare students for the dissertation (Part Two). Completion requires accumulation of 120 credits for the award of the Diploma and 180 credits for the award of the Master’s degree.

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