The Master of Science in Information Studies programme is a multidisciplinary programme combining theory and practice to address the growing need of organisations for skilled information professionals. The programme provides the knowledge needed to transform information resources into opportunities for organisational growth and innovation. The programme is seen as a professional qualification for information professionals working in libraries and information centres. It was established in 1993 to develop professionals with the skills to manage information that meet the information needs of both public and private organisations. This is a subsidised programme by Singapore’s Ministry of Education.
The programme commences each year in early August and is available in both full-time and part-time. Students are required to complete 30 Academic Units (AU) within their candidature period to be awarded the degree.
Students have two option of study:
- Coursework and Dissertation
In this option, students take 8 electives courses and an individual project on which the student must submit a dissertation. Student may require additional semesters for completion of their project.
- Coursework Only
In this option, students take 9 electives courses and Critical Inquiry (group project).
Each course carries 3 Academic Units (AU) while Dissertation carries 6 AUs. Students may graduate after completing the programme requirement from either option of study.
Candidates may apply either for full-time or part-time. To be awarded the degree, students will need to complete their programme requirement within their candidature period. A minimum Cumulative Grade Point Average of 2.50 is required to successfully complete the programme.
To apply to the MSc in Information Studies (IS) programme, you need to meet these minimum requirements:
- A Bachelor’s degree in any discipline
- Good communication skills (written and spoken English)
- Working experience in an information-related field
- Passion and interest in the information studies field
- Degree classification second class lower/Honours (Merit) and above or equivalent