Information Studies


Department of Information Studies (DIS)

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

**Dear students, please read below latest updates on Covid-19 outbreak**

Student wellbeing

Your wellbeing is of paramount importance to all of us in DIS and across UCL. You will all be updated regularly via the UCL homepage, Moodle pages, the current students website and in the weekly MyUCL e-newsletters. The main coronavirus webpage has useful information. If you have any queries which your tutors and we in DIS are not able to answer, please visit the UCL student enquiries service askUCL. If you are leaving UCL accommodation or leaving London to go home, please report that to askUCL as well as to your personal tutor. It will help us to support your learning better if we know where you are and your ability to access online materials, Moodle etc. The sitution is still changing daily or more often, so the most up-to-date advice and FAQs for staff and students, as well as Moodle and your UCL email account, for updates. 

 UCL is continuing to work with Public Health England (PHE) and it is our policy to note their advice, together with guidance from the NHS and the Foreign & Commonwealth Office. 

Classes and assessments

All teaching and learning will be delivered online for the rest of this academic session. Your tutors have been communicating with you about how this affects your classes. We are working hard to sort out the assessments which remain this session and will be letting you know shortly about what provisions we will make. UCL's Student Centre, along with all other facilities including libraries, are closed. 


We know that some students are concerned about their accommodation. For those of you in UCL managed halls of residence, some will remain open as usual open throughout the year, even though the UCL campus is closed. If you have any queries or concerns. Please contact the UCL Accommodation office by emailing accommodation@ucl.ac.uk

Points of contact

If you have any concerns about your health you should contact the free NHS 111 telephone helpline (or find specific advice on the NHS website if you are unable to get through).

If there is anything that we can do to help you in this very difficult period, please do let us know and we will do our best to support you and answer your questions. 

Very best wishes,

Professor Elizabeth Shepherd

Head of Department of Information Studies 

24 March 2020


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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. Our modules are also open to people wishing to update or fill-in gaps in their professional skills.

Research at the Department of Information Studies


In the most recent Research Excellence Framework (REF2014) 29% of our research was judged to be world leading, and a further 39% internationally excellent.


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