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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
    • A Capstone Project (equivalent to 1 course), 3 courses from a specialist strand and 3 elective courses; or
    • A Capstone 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
  • New literacies and technology
  • 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
  • New literacies and technology
  • Internship in library and information management
  • Management information systems
  • Project management

 

Knowledge management

 

Data science

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

 

Elective courses

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

 

The programme learning outcomes can be obtained here.

Please refer to the Regulations and Syllabuses for details of each specialist strands and the course descriptions.

 

^ These courses have been included in the list of reimbursable courses under the Continuing Education Fund.  The Office of the Continuing Education Fund does not have the record of registration of these courses under the Qualifications Framework. 

Details can be found at http://www.wfsfaa.gov.hk/cef.

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