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Information for new students

We hope you will find the information on this page helpful in preparing for the 2013-14 academic year. If you can't find what you need on this page or the Frequently Asked Questions, please don't hesitate to email your PG Programme Administrator:

Sarah Davenport for:
Digital Humanities
Information Science

Ian Evans for:

Laura Keshav for:
Archives & Records Management
Library & Information Studies

The Department is based on the ground floor of Foster Court (see the campus map).

Frequently Asked Questions page - we hope that this page will answer many of your questions. The UCL Registry web pages contain a lot of useful information for students - please click on the links below. At this time, much of the information will still relate to the 2012-13 academic year but will be updated over the coming weeks.

If you are a national of a country outside of the EEA and Switzerland, you must not attempt to travel to the UK without a valid visa under any circumstances. The Immigration & Visas web page has further details. Please note that UCL cannot issue a Certificate of Acceptance of Studies (CAS) form unless you hold an Unconditional offer, so please make sure that you meet the Condition as early as you possibly can.

The Department of Information Studies has reading weeks in November and February.

General Information

Please download and complete the General Information form and bring it with you to departmental enrolment at the beginning of the academic year (see below for enrolment details).

The 2012-13 academic year starts on Monday 23 September 2013. The first week (23 September to 27 September 2013) is Induction Week.

Full-time students should expect to be at UCL every day that week.

Part-time/modular students should attend at least on Monday 23 and Tuesday 24 September and are most welcome to attend as many of the Induction Week events during the rest of the week as they can.

There are several steps to complete:-

Pre-enrolment: This is now open and we encourage all new students to complete it as soon as possible, as it will speed up UCL enrolment during induction week. Please click here to go to the pre-enrolment page.

Departmental enrolment: This will take place on Monday 23 September 2013 between 9:30 and 10:30 in G20, ground floor Foster Court. Campus map

UCL enrolment: DIS students have a dedicated slot to complete UCL enrolment - details to be confirmed later. In the meantime, the UCL enrolment page has lots of useful information.

The timetable for Induction Week (23 – 27 September 2013) is available HERE.

Please always check the timetables provided by the Department first and do not rely solely on the UCL online timetable.

The standard timetable starts on Monday 30 September 2013. Modules are usually taught over one term (term 1: October to December; term 2: January to March), either 10.00 to 13.00 or 14.00 to 17.00. Any exceptions will be clearly shown on draft and final timetables.

The Department operates a Reading Week in November (4 to 8 November 2013) and February (10 to 14 February 2014) during which there will be no lectures.

Draft timetables currently available:

For general information on our postgraduate programmes, please click on the links below.
Archives & Records Management
Digital Humanities
Information Science
Library & Information Studies
MRes in Library, Archive & Information Studies


Most reading lists are currently being updated and will be made available as soon as the revision has been completed. There is no preliminary reading list for Publishing.


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We very much look forward to welcoming you to the UCL Department of Information Studies in September.

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