Masters of Library and
Information Studies
Nicole Johnston
Lecturer – UCL Qatar
Length of Program
 1 year full time

 2 years part time
 2 ten week coursework terms
 2 week placement
 Masters disse...
Modules
• The MA has a total value of 180 credits.
Students take six compulsory modules (15
credits each), two optional mo...
Core Modules
 Cataloguing and classification 1

 Collection management and preservation
 Information sources and retrie...
Electives
 Advanced preservation
Electronic publishing

 Historical bibliography
 Manuscript studies

 Publishing Toda...
Local content
 Electives will be developed that include Arabic
cataloguing and Arabic information sources.

 Partnership...
Importance of the program in
Qatar
 Qatar National library is opening in 2015 and will
require around 150-200 librarians....
Costs
 2014 full time QAR 98,825.

 (approx. 27,000 US)
 Offer a generous range of scholarship opportunities for
succes...
Cilip

UK degrees accredited by Cilip
Professional knowledge and
skills base
Further information
Cilip

 http://www.cilip.org.uk
UCL MA LIS program

 http://www.ucl.ac.uk/dis/taught/pg/lis
UCL QATA...
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UNIVERSITY COLLEGE LONDON DOHA @ ABU DHABI LIBRARIANS NETWORK FORUM

  1. 1. Masters of Library and Information Studies Nicole Johnston Lecturer – UCL Qatar
  2. 2. Length of Program  1 year full time  2 years part time  2 ten week coursework terms  2 week placement  Masters dissertation
  3. 3. Modules • The MA has a total value of 180 credits. Students take six compulsory modules (15 credits each), two optional modules (15 credits each) and a dissertation (60 credits).
  4. 4. Core Modules  Cataloguing and classification 1  Collection management and preservation  Information sources and retrieval  Introduction to management  Principles of computing and information technology  Professional awareness
  5. 5. Electives  Advanced preservation Electronic publishing  Historical bibliography  Manuscript studies  Publishing Today  Information literacy and education  Cataloguing and classification 2  Database systems analysis and design  Services to children and  Digital resources in the young people  Web publishing humanities
  6. 6. Local content  Electives will be developed that include Arabic cataloguing and Arabic information sources.  Partnerships with Qatar university and HBKU.  Guest lecturers from Qatar and the region.
  7. 7. Importance of the program in Qatar  Qatar National library is opening in 2015 and will require around 150-200 librarians.  Only library Masters program in Qatar.  Previously LIS professionals options were limited to distance education.
  8. 8. Costs  2014 full time QAR 98,825.  (approx. 27,000 US)  Offer a generous range of scholarship opportunities for successful candidates, awarded on the basis of academic merit and financial need.  These scholarships include both full tuition and accommodation costs and some bursaries that cover living costs.
  9. 9. Cilip UK degrees accredited by Cilip
  10. 10. Professional knowledge and skills base
  11. 11. Further information Cilip  http://www.cilip.org.uk UCL MA LIS program  http://www.ucl.ac.uk/dis/taught/pg/lis UCL QATAR  http://www.ucl.ac.uk/qatar/study/degreeprogrammes/library-and-information-studies

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