Post-graduate teaching at UCL Department of Information Studies (DIS)
Post-graduate teaching at DIS is delivered through a range of taught programmes:
MA/MSc in Digital Humanities
MA in Library & Information Studies
MA in Archives & Records Management and in Records & Archives Management (International)
MA in Publishing
MA in Electronic Communication & Publishing
MSc in Information Science
MRes in Library, Archive & Information Studies
Programme content is organized into modules, each of these consisting of 30 contact hours, and completed in a single term. Each programme consists of a set of compulsory modules, plus options. The modular structure allows you to study on a part-time, or modular, basis, part-time students usually taking two modules per term, as opposed to the full-time four modules per term. A number of modules are available on more than one programme, and in these cases, students from the different programmes may be taught together.
A wide range of teaching and learning methods are employed, including formal lectures, seminars, small group work, computer lab practicals and classroom practicals. Overall there is a strong emphasis on informal teaching and the acquisition of practical skills. Assessment styles mirror this diversity with a mixture of essays, reports, and practical assignments such as website design and the creation of indexing tools.
The Department is fortunate to have a number of visiting lecturers and speakers who provide contact with the wider worlds of research and professional practice. We are also able to exploit the rich collections to be found in the surrounding area, some of which are used directly in teaching and learning at DIS.
For information on how to apply and download an application form see