Postgraduate
Library & Information Studies MLIS Library & Information Studies

University College Dublin

Course Overview


The Master of Library and Information Studies is designed to prepare university graduates for careers in the library and information profession.

In the MLIS programme, you will learn how to organize, curate, disseminate and communicate information in local and global contexts. You will learn how to store, retrieve, and share information by understanding, applying, and designing best practices, standards and systems in the information world. You can also tailor your study to suit your career aspirations in pathways such as academic librarianship, public information services, and cultural institutions.

What you need to know

Where is the course located?

Dublin City

What is the length of the course?

12 Months (1 Year) Full-time


When can I apply?

You can apply today

When does the course start?

September

Placement options


Application Closing Date

Open for an application

Number of Places

Fees and Funding

Non-EU Tuition Fees

€ 19,900

Living Costs per year

€ 12,000

Application Fee

€ 60

Features and Benefits


  • The Master of Library and Information Studies is designed to prepare university graduates for careers in the library and information profession.
  • Students are qualified to work as library and information professionals in the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and throughout Europe.
  • You will learn how to store, retrieve, and share information by understanding, applying, and designing best practices, standards and systems in the information world.
  • Recent graduates have dynamic careers as librarians in the higher education and the public sectors, as well as information officers in commercial settings.

Entry requirements

How to Apply

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As part of your application, you will be required to submit:

  • Your academic history and transcripts (Actual and/or Predicted Grades)
  • Proof of English proficiency (typically IELTS or TOEFL scores)
  • 2 letters of recommendation
  • A copy of your passport
  • Personal Statement
  • CV/Resume
  • Extra requests for certain courses

Minimum entry requirements

• Applicants should present with a primary (bachelor’s) degree in any subject with an overall score of 2.1 or higher.
• A minimum of 6 weeks’ experience working in a library or information environment.
• Names and contact details of two referees who can assess their intellectual ability, maturity and motivation.
• Applicants whose first language is not English must also demonstrate English language proficiency of IELTS 6.5 (no band less than 6.0 in each element), or equivalent.
• While applications are accepted up to August of the year of entry, offers are made to suitably qualified candidates on a first-come-first-served basis so early application is recommended. Entry to the programmes is very competitive and the number of places is limited.
Please note that while it is necessary to have experience of work in a library or information environment before commencing the MLIS, you may apply for a place before obtaining this experience. If you don’t have experience, you should indicate what plans you have to fulfill this requirement.

These are the minimum entry requirements additional criteria may be requested for some programmes

English Requirements

• IELTS: An average score of 6.5 over all components and a minimum of 6.0 in each band on the Academic Version.
• TOEFL:

  1. A minimum score of 600 in the paper-based Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL PBT), with Test of Written English at 475+
  2. A minimum score of 90 is required in the Internet based TOEFL (Ibt) with a score of at least 20 in each section.

• Pearson English Language Text: Minimum of 63 and at least 59 for each item in the Communicative Skills section.
• Temporary measure for 2020 ONLY (Response to Covid 19): For students affected by testing center closures due to COVID-19, UCD has approved the use of the Duolingo English Test (DET) as a temporary measure for the 2020 intake. The minimum requirement will be a DET score of 110.

Special Entry Requirements

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Career Prospects


The Master of Library and Information Studies (MLIS) programme is accredited by Library Association of Ireland and is recognized internationally. Students are qualified to work as library and information professionals in the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and throughout Europe. Recent graduates have dynamic careers as librarians in the higher education and the public sectors, as well as information officers in commercial settings. ICS also has vibrant research programmes and activities. Some MLIS students continue their studies to take PhD or MLitt degrees at the School.
PLEASE NOTE: under entry requirements; ‘A minimum of 6 weeks’ experience working in a library or information environment’ has been waived due to covid19.

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