Information Studies


Department of Information Studies (Faculty of Arts & Humanities)

The UCL Department of Information Studies offers postgraduate qualifications and training for all the information professions.

The UCL Department of Information Studies is an international centre for knowledge creation and transfer in the fields of librarianship, archives and records management, publishing, information science and digital humanities. We are the only department in the UK which brings together in one place programmes in library and information studies, information science, archives and records management, publishing, and digital humanities. This year, we celebrate our Centenary with our Geographies of Information exhibition - you can find out more here.

UCL Department of Information Studies is celebrating 100 years. To celebrate the creation of the first School of Librarianship in the UK, the Curator Dr Alda Terracciano collaborated with students and members of staff to explore the history of the department and the role that teaching has played in the creation of an international, professional workforce over the past decades. Starting as the first British School of Librarianship in 1919, the department paved the way for other Higher Education institutions in Britain, leading training programmes for information professionals in an expanding job market. The success helped establishing its worldwide reputation, promoting professional standards that influenced information management practices worldwide through an international cohort of students.

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You can find out more about our PG Programmes and modules here. Our modules are also open to people wishing to update or fill-in gaps in their professional skills.

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Department of Information Studies REF2021 results show that overall, 86% of our research was assessed as world-leading or internationally excellent. 75% of our research impact was world-leading.

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