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Master of Information Studies

Charles Sturt University, Australia
IT 18-807-00 (31)

Start Date: To be advised

Course Description

As we approach the second decade of the 21st century, our society places an ever-growing demand on professionals to operate in a digital and information management environment and to possess advanced subject knowledge in different industries. This programme is offered in collaboration with Charles Sturt University, Australia (CSU) and is delivered in distance learning mode supplemented by local tutorials.

The qualification obtained in Hong Kong through CSU and HKU SPACE has full recognition by the Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA) and internationally by other library associations such as the American Library Association (ALA) as an appropriate professional degree for librarians.

Graduate Diploma of Information Studies is considered Intermediate Exit Award of Master of Information Studies. Upon successful completion of the programme, students will receive the CSU Graduate Diploma of Information Studies, and the Diploma in Librarianship within the HKU system through HKU SPACE jointly with the Hong Kong Library Association (HKLA). Graduate Diploma of Information Studies formally is known as Graduate Diploma of Applied Science (Library and Information Management).

Programme Commencement Date: 1 November, 2013

Non-Local Higher and Professional Education (Regulation) Ordinance
These are exempted courses under the Non-local Higher and Professional Education (Regulation) Ordinance. It is a matter of discretion for individual employers to recognise any qualification to which these courses may lead.

Duration

  • - 36 months for non-Library and Information Studies bachelor degree holders

    - 24 months for Library and Information Studies bachelor degree holders

    - 16 months for Graduate Diploma of Information Studies graduates

Medium of Instruction

  • English

Programme Structure

 

Master of Information Studies

Elective subjects (8 credit points per subject)
*Subject to change

  • Advanced Information Retrieval
  • Application of Bibliographic Standards
  • Digital Preservation
  • Human Resource Management in Information Agencies
  • Information Literacy
  • Principles of Knowledge Management
  • Research Methods in Information Studies
  • Services to Children and Young Adults
  • Strategic Library Management
  • Trends in Children's Literature

Students can speed up their study if they take more subjects in a session, or make use of the third session.

# Diploma in Teacher Librarianship graduates will receive the following subjects exempted:

  • Information Sources and Services
  • Teacher Librarianship
  • Application of Bibliographic Standards
  • Information Literacy

 


Graduate Diploma of Information Studies

Student needs to complete:

  • 7 core subjects; and
  • 2 practical subjects

Core subjects (8 credit points per subject)

  • Information Sources and Services
  • Management of Information Agencies
  • Describing & Analysing Information Resources
  • The Information Society
  • Collections
  • The Digital Environment
  • Research in Practice

Practical Subjects (4 credit points per subject)

  • Professional Study Visit
  • Professional Placement
  • Exemption may be granted to students of relevant academic qualifications and / or working experience.
  • Students can speed up their study if they take more subjects in a session, or make use of the third session.

Assessment

Assessment is mainly based on assignments such as forum contribution, project work, essays, reports and written examination (most subjects may not have a written examination).

If students fail a subject for the first time, they have to re-take the subject in a session where the subject is being offered. 

Master of Information Studies:
A retake fee of HK$13,000 per subject (subject to change) will apply.  

Graduate Diploma of Information Studie:
A  retake fee of HK$11,000 per subject (subject to change) will apply.

Entry Requirements

  • For graduates of Bachelor of Information Studies/Bachelor of Applied Science OR graduates of Graduate Diploma of Information Studies/Graduate Diploma of Applied Science, you should apply Master of Information Studies.
  • For graduates of degree holder in non-library science, you should apply Graduate Diploma of Information Studies, which is the prerequisite of Master of Information Studies.

To enter Master of Information Studies

  • Library and Information Science Bachelor degree holders - any 6 subjects from a list of core/elective subjects
  • Graduate Diploma of Information Studies graduates - any 4 subjects from a list of elective subjects 

To enter Graduate Diploma of Information Studies

  • A Bachelor’s degree awarded by a recognized university, or equivalent.

Application Deadline

31 Oct 13

Application Fee

HK$150

Course Fee

For Master of Information Studies:
HK$13,000 per 8 credit points subject

For Graduate Diploma of Information Studies:
HK$11,000 per 8 credit points subject / HK$5,500 per 4 credit points subject

The tuition fee is paid by installments.

Enrolment Method

Please complete and submit your application forms (HKU SPACE Application for Enrollment-SF26, Application Form for Master of Information Studies and CSU Application Form) at any HKU SPACE Learning Centres together with certified true copies of your certificates (certification can be done at any HKU SPACE Learning Centres upon presentation of original copies).

Please note that course fee will only be collected from successful applicants after the selection process by Charles Sturt University.

Payment Method

The CEF Institution Code of HKU SPACE is 100

CEF Sector: Business Services
CEF Course Code CEF Course Title Fees Enquiry No.
21Z03655-6 INF441 Principles of Knowledge Management (Module from Master of Information Studies)
$13,000 3762-0831
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