Research programmes

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  • FT / Full-time
  • PT / Part-time (over two years)
  • FX / Flexible mode of study available (up to five years)
  • DL / Distance-learning mode available

Information Studies

UCL Information Studies (DIS) offers postgraduate qualifications and training for all the information professions. Our high-quality teaching provides students with a professionally grounded education, based on fundamental principles, history, context and evaluation of information, whilst also focusing on current developments in digital technology. Students learn the information skills they need to succeed at a senior level in the professional information environment of their choice. We have a strong record of working with the information and cultural heritage professions, our alumni, members of the public, and the community around us. Students benefit from our excellent links with employers in the information professions and have a high success rate in obtaining jobs in their chosen professional field.

Taught and research programmes

Degree programme Qualifications Modes
Information Studies MPhil/PhD FT3, PT5
Archives and Records Management MA/PG Dip/PG Cert FT, PT
Digital Humanities MA/MSc FT, PT
Information Science MSc/PG Dip/PG Cert FT, PT
Library and Information Studies MA/PG Dip FT, PT
Library, Archive and Information Studies MRes FT, PT
Publishing MA/PG Dip/PG Cert FT, PT

Student/staff ratios

  • 20 staff
  • 220 taught students
  • 30 research students


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