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MSc/PGDip Management of Library and Information Services (part time / distance)

Organisation
Aberystwyth University
Location
Contact time can be arranged remotely with your tutor. Attendance at at least two study schools in Aberystwyth, Wales, is required and these provide the main contact.
Country

United Kingdom

Language
English
Learning Objectives
Core (50 Credits) The following modules are core and must be taken.

Semester 1
Research And Evaluation Methods In Information Systems DSM0720

Studies In Management DSM7430

Semester 2
Options You must take 70 credits of the following modules.

Core (60 Credits) The following module is core and must be taken. Dissertation
Training Fee
http://www.aber.ac.uk/en/postgrad/funding-fees/all-fees/
Target Audience1
Managerial
Website
http://courses.aber.ac.uk/postgraduate/management-of-library-information-services-distance-learning-masters/
Contact E-Mail
disstaff@aber.ac.uk
Date
Ongoing

– optional modules in Records and Information Governance and Digital Information.

The demands placed upon managers in the library and information profession are increasingly complex. Library and information managers have to cope with rapid change and development. This degree has been devised as a response to the needs of the profession for Continuing Professional Development: to help professional practitioners cope with the demands placed upon them, and to prepare mid-career practitioners for the next stage in their career. It is therefore not designed to provide the student with a first qualification in information and library studies, but to update and progress existing knowledge and qualifications.

Duration: Of flexible duration, generally taking between two and five years.
Contact Time: Contact time can be arranged remotely with your tutor. Attendance at at least two study schools is required and these provide the main contact.
Assessment: There is a variety of assignments in Part One, including reports, presentations, essays, critical reviews and case studies which enable you to relate theoretical knowledge to your own workplace. Part Two, is assessed on the Dissertation.
Entry Requirements:
A strong honours degree at undergraduate level

A minimum of five years experience at a middle or senior management level within an information or library service

Professional qualification in library and information studies, or library and information science qualification, equivalent to a UK accredited qualification or equivalent professional experience

Candidates with equivalent experience and qualifications will be considered.

English Language Requirements:
If you have a Bachelor’s degree from a UK University, you do not need to take an English proficiency test.

Non-native English speakers who do not meet this requirement must take a University-recognised test of academic English language proficiency. For further information please see our English Language requirements page. http://www.aber.ac.uk/en/postgrad/howtoapply/before-you-apply/english-language/

1. Based on DPOE audience levels.

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