Abbreviation FT / PT

The Master of Science in Library and Information Management [MSc(LIM)] programme is designed to prepare candidates from all backgrounds and occupations for professional work in the fastest-growing area of the economy, the information sector. The programme provides an opportunity to develop leadership capacities in library and information management.

The MSc(LIM) programme is professionally accredited by the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals (CILIP) of the UK.

The courses are mainly taught by members of the Division of Information and Technology Studies (Division of I&TS) of the Faculty where the Division of I&TS is a member of the iSchools.  We are recognized as the information professional who possesses the expertise of understanding of the users and users of information, the nature of information itself, as well as information technologies and their applications.   We are the only institution in Hong Kong joined the iSchools along with other top-tier members such as University College London, University of California-Berkeley, Carnegie Mellon University, Cornell University, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and University of Toronto.

The MSc(LIM) programme has a modular programme structure, including taught modules, project and dissertation work.

The programme extends over one academic year of full-time study or between two and four years of part-time study. The programme has three terms for each academic year. The three terms begin in September, January and June.

Mode of Attendance

Full Time (normally one year, up to a maximum of two years)
Part Time (normally two years, up to a maximum of four years, with classes on weekday evenings and/or Saturday afternoons)

Medium of Instruction
Programme Entrance Requirements

A candidate shall satisfy both the University Admission Requirements and the Programme Specific Requirements as listed below:

1. comply with the General Regulations and the Regulations for Taught Postgraduate Curricula;
2. hold a Bachelor's degree of this University or a qualification of equivalent standard from this University or another comparable institution accepted for this purpose; satisfy the examiners in a qualifying examination, if required.
3. for qualification from a university or comparable institution outside Hong Kong where the language of teaching and/or examination is not English, a candidate is required to obtain a score of 550 or above (paper-based test) or 80 or above (internet-based) in the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL); a minimum overall band of 6 with no subtest lower than 5.5 in IELTS; or Grade C or above in either the Overseas General Certificate of Education, the International General Certificate of Secondary Education, or the Cambridge Test of Proficiency in English Language; and
4. satisfy the examiners in a qualifying examination, if required.

Programme Admissions Advisor

Dr Xiao Hu

Tel: 3917 5856
Fax: 2858 5649