Information Studies MPhil/PhD


Research areas:

UCL Information Studies is an international centre for knowledge creation and transfer in the fields of librarianship, archives and record management, publishing, information science and digital humanities and the department brings together academics and practitioners in these fields. Our research aims to develop the understanding and insight needed to shape the emerging information environment, while elucidating and building on the historical developments that have created it. We are the country's largest department of Information Studies located within one of the world's top ten universities and our teaching is built upon an international research reputation.

At the heart of our research activities lie the following centres and groups hosted by the department:
  • Centre for Digital Humanities
  • Centre for Publishing
  • Centre for Archives and Records Research
  • Knowledge Organisation and Representation Group.

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Visit the IRIS research portal to learn more about researchers' activities, research groups, research centres and interdisciplinary networks across the whole of UCL.

IRIS department: Dept of Information Studies


Entry requirements

A UK Master’s degree in a relevant discipline, or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard, plus a minimum of an upper secondclass UK Bachelor’s degree or equivalent.

English level expected: Good

Application

  • All applicants: 15 June 2014
  • Scholarship applicants: 15 January 2014
The deadline for applications is 15 January 2014 (Scholarship candidates and open competition) and 15 June 2014 (open competition candidates).

Fees

  • UK/EU Full-time: £4,500
  • UK/EU Part-time: £2,250
  • Overseas Full-time: £16,200
  • Overseas Part-time: £8,250

Scholarships available for this department

Arnaldo Momigliano Scholarship in Arts

For students of the Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa who wish to apply to UCL as an affiliate student for a graduate research programme in any Department of the Faculty of Arts & Humanities. Students must contact authorities of the Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa in order to be nominated. This scholarship is based on academic merit. This award was founded in 1989 to commemorate the work of Arnaldo Momigliano, KBE, FBA, Professor of Ancient History at UCL (1951-75) by his daughter, Professor Laura Lepschy.

Wolfson Scholarships

The intention is that Wolfson Scholarships will be awarded to outstanding students who demonstrate the potential to make an impact on their chosen field. Wolfson Scholarships will be awarded solely on academic merit. Ideally the successful students would aspire to an academic career.

Full details of funding opportunities can be found on the UCL Scholarships website


Career

Most of our research students have already worked as information professionals in the public and private sectors or in academia in the UK and worldwide. The successful completion of a research degree enables them to achieve the highest positions in their chosen field.

Top career destinations for this programme

  • Staffordshire County Council, Corporate Records Manager
  • National Library of Portugal, Deputy Director
  • UCL, Lecturer

Networking

The department has a strong culture of collaborative research and brings together researchers (whether staff or students) from across UCL as well as other institutions and organisations. Crucial to this are our research groups and centres, which provide a focus for our research activity, including doctoral students, post-docs and staff with specific research interests. Most doctoral students are attached to one (or more) of these groups and will be encouraged to get involved in the research seminars, visiting speakers, annual lectures, visits and other activities which these centres organise regularly. The centres also facilitate online interaction through blogs and twitter feeds.


Next steps

Contact

Mr Ian Evans

T: +44 (0)20 7679 7204

Department

Information Studies

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