Information and Library Studies

Robert Gordon University


This online course will develop your critical, analytical thinking and practice oriented skills. It has been designed to replicate the environment found in the workplace by bringing together a mixture of theoretical and practical teaching methods.

Stage 1:
You will develop the knowledge and skills to be able to perform professional tasks involved in information enquiry and reference work. You will gain an understanding of techniques of representation and organisation of recorded knowledge, cataloguing and classification.

You can exit after Stage 1 with PgCert Information and Library Studies.

Stage 2:
You will develop the capabilities of performing professional tasks in the management of modern library and information services within an information environment centre or library. You will be able to identify and conduct independent topical investigations and critically reflect (via a fieldwork placement) on relevant work related skills.

You can exit after Stage 2 with PgDip Information and Library Studies.

Stage 3:
You will design and execute research and conduct a project of professional concern in the field of information and library studies. You will be able to analyse the results of such investigations and apply your communication and presentation skills at an advanced level.

Entry Requirements

Normally a 2:2 undergraduate honours degree or its equivalent in any subject area. Applicants with a lower degree classification and / or relevant work experience will be considered on a case by case basis.

Start Date

September, January


Postgraduate Master's



Study Method

Distance and Flexible learning

Course Length

32-33 months


School of Creative and Cultural Business

SCQF Level