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Master of Science in Library and Information Management

Programme Structure

Requirement for completion of the MSc(LIM)

  • Three core courses and
  • Either
    • An Independent Project (equivalent to 1 course), 3 courses from a specialist strand and 3 elective courses

        or

    • A Dissertation (equivalent to 3 courses), 3 courses from a specialist strand and 1 elective course

 

Core Courses

  • Leading and managing in the workplace
  • Library and information science foundation
  • Methods of research and enquiry

 

Specialist strands and their courses

Librarianship

  • Information resources and services
  • Literature for young people in a digital age
  • Digital collection
  • Teacher librarianship
  • Preservation of information in a digital age
  • Collection management
  • Organising information
  • Information retrieval theory and practice
  • Information behaviour
  • Digital literacies
  • Internship in library and information management
  • Project management

 

Information management

  • Information resources and services
  • Records management
  • Preservation of information in a digital age
  • Organising information
  • Information retrieval theory and practice
  • Information behaviour
  • Digital literacies
  • Internship in library and information management
  • Management information systems
  • Project management

 

Knowledge management

  • Knowledge management
  • e-learning strategies and management
  • Organisational learning
  • Internship in library and information management
  • Management information systems
  • Project management

 

Archives and records management

  • Records management
  • Preservation of information in a digital age
  • Internship in library and information management
  • Archival principles and practices
  • Project management
  • Data curation
  • Information technology and intellectual property law in education

 

Data science

  • Data science and learning analytics
  • Data curation
  • Information system analysis and development

 

Elective modules

Candidates opting for the project mode are required to complete three elective modules which have not been taken previously as the specialist modules whereas candidates opting for the dissertation mode are required to complete one elective module “Research seminars and workshops”.   Not all elective modules will necessarily be offered every year. 

 

The programme learning outcomes can be obtained here.

Details of each specialist strands can be obtained here.

For course descriptions, please click here.

 

Some modules of this programme have been included in the list of reimbursable courses for CEF purposes. Application for CEF has to be made before the commencement date of the reimbursable modules. Details can be found at http://www.wfsfaa.gov.hk/cef.

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