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Master of Science in Library and Information Management

Programme Structure

 

Requirement for completion of the MSc(LIM)*

  • Three core courses (6 credits @)
  • Three specialist courses (6 credits @)
  • Two elective courses (6 credits @)
  • A capstone project and dissertation course (12 credits)

 

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 are required to complete two elective courses which have not been taken previously as the specialist courses.   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 strand and the course descriptions.

 

* Subject to University's approval

^ These courses have been included in the list of courses which are reimbursable under the Continuing Education Fund (CEF).  Reimbursement of course fee is subject to the prevailing regulations/policies of the CEF and approval of the Office of the Continuing Education Fund.  Please visit CEF website at https://www.wfsfaa.gov.hk/cef/en/index.htm for details.

 

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