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Master of Library and Information Science (Coursework)

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The Master of Library and Information Science programme aims to produce graduates who have advanced knowledge, skills and values of information professions in Library and Information Science.

To produce graduates who have advanced knowledge, skills and attributes as information professionals in library and information services.
To produce graduates who are industry ready for career in contemporary information organisations.

  • Librarian/Digital Librarian
  • Academic/Reference Librarian
  • Automation Librarian
  • Website Contents Developers
  • Information/Knowledge/Data Managers
  • Information Broker/Consultant
  • Information Scientists
  • Indexer
  • Media Specialist
  • Bibliometrician/Webometrician
  • Strategic Analyst
  • Scientific Information Provider

COURSES MODULE (45 Credit Hours)
CORE COURSES (24 Credits) + ELECTIVE COURSES (9 Credits) + RESEARCH PROJECT (12 Credits)

CORE COURSES (24 Credits)

Core Courses
Organization of Information
Reference and Information Literacy Services
Technologies for Information Management
Digital Libraries
Libraries, Information and Society
Development of Information Collection
Management of Library and Information Services
Research Methods in Library and Information Science

ELECTIVE COURSES (9 Credit Hours)
Please select three (3) subject elective only:

Elective Courses
Indexing, Abstracting and Thesauri Construction
Web Publishing
User Needs and Behavior
Measurement and Evaluation of Library and Information Services
Special Topics in Library & Information Science
Digital Humanities
Bibliometrics and Scientific Publishing
Statistics for Library & Information Science Research
RESEARCH PROJECT (12 Credit Hours)

(Note: Not all courses will be offered every semester; the actual courses offered will depend on the availability of staff and the number of students registering).

For admission into the Master of Library and Information Science programme, applicants must have at least:

  • A Bachelor’s degree with Honours with a minimum CGPA of 3.0 or equivalent; or
  • A Bachelor’s degree with work experience of at least three (3) years in a library or an information centre; or
  • Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning (APEL) with work experience of at least ten (10) years in a library or an information centre; or
  • Other qualifications approved by the University Senate.

International applicants are required to have:

  • At least IELTS 5.5 (Academic) or TOEFL score of 550 (paper based) / 213 (computer based) / 80 (Internet based) if their first degree is from a university where English is not the medium of instruction.

University of Malaya has two intakes per year, in February and in September.

Coordinator Programme
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Noorhidawati Abdullah
noorhidawati@um.edu.my
03-7967 6309

Fee Structure for Citizen
Fee Structure for Non-Citizen

Last Updated: 18/12/2019