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MSc Information Studies

 Course Level
Masters / PG
 Type
Full Time

 Duration
1 Year
 Start month
August

 Tuition fee

International
32500 SGD
National
9300 SGD

Application fee

International 22 SGD
National 22 SGD
Department
Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information
Scores accepted
IELTS (min)6.5
TOEFL-IBT (min)100
TOEFL-PBT (min)600

About this course

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.

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Eligibility Criteria

The minimum requirement for admission to the MSc in Information Studies (IS) programme is a good Bachelor’s degree in any discipline.

Preference however, is given to those with

  • Good undergraduate academic performance at a reputable university,
  • Good written and spoken communication in English,
  • Working experience in an information-related field,
  • Maturity and breadth of thinking and experience,
  • Passion and interest in the information studies field and
  • In addition, foreign students from Universities whose medium of teaching is not in English, an English proficiency test e.g. TOEFL, IELTS, etc. is required.

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Course Modules

Modules in  this programme include

Core and Foundation Courses

  • H6702 Research Methods in Human Information Behaviour (Core)
  • H6713 Information Representation & Retrieval
  • H6714 Information Organization
  • H6715 Information Management
  • H6717 Information Professions: Heritage, Values and Ethics
  • H6718 Management of Technologies in Organisations

The programme also provides opportunities for students to take courses in the following two categorisations:

  • Library Science
    • H6721 Collection Development & Management
    • H6722 Cataloguing & Classification
    • H6723 Business & Management Sources and Services
    • H6724 Children & Young Adults Sources and Services
    • H6734 Reference and Information Discovery
    • H6735 Theories and Practices of Heritage Work
  • Information Analytics
    • H6729 Organisational Records Management
    • H6730 Digital Libraries
    • H6750 Social Media Analytics
    • H6751 Text and Web Mining
    • H6752 Data Extraction Techniques
    • CI6221 Information Visualization
    • K6312 Information Mining & Analysis

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How to Apply

The online application process is given below:

  • Apply Online
  • Pay Application Fee
  • Check Application/Results status

Kindly refer to: http://admissions.ntu.edu.sg/graduate/coursework/HowDoIApply/Pages/HowtoApply.aspx for more details.

  • Complete set of supporting documents (must be legible) have to be uploaded via the fully digital application portal. Do not send hardcopy of admission package.
  • Applications are to be submitted electronically only. Late submissions would not be accepted and any other form of submission would not be processed. The School may contact applicants about additional information or documents at a later date (if required).
  • If you are applying to more than one programme, please use the same application number and pay application fee for each programme applied. Ensure that the payment is made to the correct programme code. Mode of payment for digital application is only by online payment via credit card.

 

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