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Scholarly and professional education for library and information practice.


Study Library and Information Management at Ulster University in the United Kingdom.

The postgraduate programme in Library and Information Management has been developed by the School of Education in close collaboration with library practitioners to provide an academic route to professional qualification. The Postgraduate Diploma and MSc are accredited by the Chartered Institute for Library and Information Professionals (CILIP).

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About this course

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The course draws on the direct experience of leaders in the library and information world to provide up-to-date and relevant insight into the key issues facing information services as they relate to the wider learning community, the strategic goals of the parent institution and the promotion of lifelong learning in a knowledge-based society. The course also benefits from the active involvement of the University Library in the provision of learning resources and direct support to students. It provides an academic foundation for professional practice.

The course is designed for library and information professionals in the public and private sectors, in schools, colleges or universities and in specialist libraries or information units.


For new students entering the course in September 2016 the course will be provided fully online. There will be weekly classes, but these will take place in an ‘online classroom’ and that will be on a Wednesday evening. We will be using the software Blackboard Collaborate for this.

There is useful information about Blackboard Collaborate at: &

Students will need a PC / laptop, reliable internet access, a web cam, a headset with microphone and audio, and a quiet place from which to participate in the online class. In addition to the weekly online sessions, learning resources will be posted online and students will engage in regular online discussion and keep an online learning journal.

It is likely that we will offer some face-to-face opportunities, and while we will encourage people to attend these, they will not be compulsory.

Start dates

  • September 2016
How to apply

Entry conditions

We recognise a range of qualifications for admission to our courses. In addition to the specific entry conditions for this course you must also meet the University’s General Entrance Requirements.

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Entry Requirements

To be eligible to apply for a postgraduate degree course, you must;

  • provide evidence of competence in written and spoken English (GCSE grades A-C or equivalent); and
  • hold an Honours or degree from a UK or Republic of Ireland or from the Council for National Academic Awards, the National Council for Educational Awards, the Higher Education and Training Awards Council, or from another institution which has been recognised by the Senate for this purpose; or
  • hold an equivalent standard in a Graduate Diploma, Graduate Certificate or Postgraduate Certificate or an approved alternative qualification; and
  • satisfy additional requirements as described in the prospectus entry for your chosen course; or
  • provide evidence of your ability to study at postgraduate level through the accreditation of your experience or learning.

English Language Requirements

English language requirements for international applicants
The minimum requirement for this course is Academic IELTS 6.0 with no band score less than 5.5. Trinity ISE: Pass at level III also meets this requirement for Tier 4 visa purposes.

Ulster recognises a number of other English language tests and comparable IELTS equivalent scores.

Careers & opportunities

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Career options

The Postgraduate Diploma and MSc in Library and Information Management prepare individuals for professional library and information careers.

Professional recognition

Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals (CILIP)

Accredited by the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals (CILIP) to assure students that programmes provide an excellent preparation for professional practice.


Please apply at

How to apply

Start dates

  • September 2016

Fees and funding

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Scholarships, awards and prizes

The student with the highest overall mark in the Postgraduate Diploma in Library and Information Management each year received the Allen & Overy Trophy for Best Performance.


Mrs Joyce Spence

T: +44 (0) 28 7012 4140