This course, taught by leading researchers in their field, is the longest-established course of its kind in Europe, with a pioneering tradition and record of success.
It equips you for a professional career in information work by enabling you to gain an in-depth knowledge about the complexities of information services in an increasingly digital environment, and to develop highly marketable skills in the organisation, management and retrieval of information using modern tools.
You will gain an advanced understanding of the principles of information science and how these inform the design, implementation and evaluation of information services. You will also be encouraged to reflect on the role of the information professional against the wider context of the legal, ethical and social responsibilities that such work increasingly entails. The course is also excellent preparation for doctoral (PhD) study.
You will gain:
* a fundamental knowledge and an understanding of the principles of information science and their application in a professional context
* a critical understanding of the principles of information retrieval and knowledge organisation and of their practical application in organisations of all kinds
* advanced level skills in undertaking independent research and evaluation projects
* skills in information technology, teamwork and communication.
Why study this course at City University London?
* The longest established course of its kind in Europe, with a pioneering tradition and record of success.
* The extensive research and postgraduate teaching activities of the Department feed new ideas into the course and inform your learning with the latest thinking in information science.
* Graduates are prepared for a career in the information industry, one of the most vibrant and exciting sectors of the economy. Our graduates find employment as taxonomy managers, database analysts and information managers.
* You will experience a highly innovative learning environment based on the application of state-of-the-art educational tools (CitySpace).
* The Department's staff are highly motivated teachers as well as leading researchers in their field
* The modern and well-equipped main University Library at Northampton Square occupies the top five floors of the building, and provides students with an extensive range of online resources, many of which are accessible from off-site. Library Information Services also supplement their own collections through the national inter-library loan network and access is available to a number of other academic and specialist libraries.