The Master of Library and Information Science programme is a 2-year full-time postgraduate programme for those with a degree in LIS or an equivalent background. Hosted by the RSLIS, the programme leads to the award of the qualification of MLISc.
Information and knowledge are increasingly vital resources for the development and success of businesses and other organisations. Modern information technology is creating whole new ways of managing and utilising these resources but is also creating a need for particularly highly qualified and professional staff. This programme provides:
This is a full-time study programme running for two years, with each of its four parts lasting for one semester. It features an extensive and demanding curriculum. Applicants must have a thorough knowledge of modern information and communication technology and be able to make active and independent use of relevant software during the programme.
The programme involves between 6 and 8 hours of classes each week, with the rest of the time being set aside for preparation and independent study.
There are 2 modules every semester - a constituent module (20 ECTS) and an alternating module (10 ECTS) . The constituent modules will concentrate on either of the following 3 topics:
The alternating modules will however change every year. The last semester is dedicated to a special subject module (thesis work, individual thematic focus).
25 students can be enrolled into the International Masters Programme in Library and Information Science every year. Priority is given to applicants from the Nordic countries, EU/EEA citizens and applicants from Royal School partner institutions. In order to be accepted into the International Master´s Degree programme, one of the following requirements must be satisfied:
In the latter case, acceptance will depend on an individual subject evaluation In cases where there are more applicants than there are places available on the course, acceptance will be on the following criteria:
Most applicants need to submit TOEFL or IELTS language test scores.
Only the following applicants are exempted:
All other applicants are required to submit a valid TOEFL or IELTS test. The requirements are: TOEFL: Paper-based test: 570 , Internet-based test: