What will I learn?

The MSc in Information Studies (IS) programme builds foundational skills across the breadth of the information studies field and provides opportunities for students to take courses in the following two categorizations:

Library Science: Focuses on providing essential knowledge applicable in an type of library or information management jobs.

Information Analytics: Focuses on using methods, tools and frameworks to manage, analyze and derive insight from traditional as well as digital information assets such as social, mobile, cloud and big data.

Graduates from the programme will have both the leadership skills and analytic capability to contextualize information in different organizational environments so that they can (a) identify organizational information needs and gaps; (b) capture, search, organize, classify, analyze, and use information, and; (c) build and manage information organizations.

Career Opportunities

Graduates have a strong track record of employment in libraries, hospitals, universities, and other government as well as business organizations. Careers options include: Library careers, such as Librarians, Children Librarians, Subject Librarians; Research careers such as Researchers, Research Associates, Research Manager, Advance to PhD Study - University Lecturers/Professors; Technology-related careers, such as: Project Managers, Information Architects, Data Visualization Specialists, Business Analysts, Systems Analysts; and Information analytic-related careers such as Information Analysts, Social Media Analysts, Analytics Consultants, Statistical Specialists.

Which department am I in?

College of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences

Study options

Full Time (Minimum 2 semesters and maximum 4 semesters)

Tuition fees
SG$21,700.00 (11,85,145) per year
This fee is for International students with Service Obligation (inclusive of GST)
Start date

Expected August 2022

Venue

College of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences

48 Nanyang Avenue,

HSS-05-62, HSS Building,

639818, Singapore

Entry requirements

For students from United States

An applicant must have completed at least a Bachelor Degree (Honors) or European/German FH Diploma or its equivalent in areas of Science/Electrical/Electronics Engineering from a university with recognized standing with at least a 2nd Class Honors or equivalent. As the Programme instruction medium is English, applicant must be able to demonstrate a satisfactory level of the language. Applicant whose native tongue or medium of instruction from previous studies (Bachelor / FH Diploma) is not English must submit at least one of the following: TOEFL score indicating a minimum of 600 for Paper based test or 100 for internet based test; IELTS: With academic IELTS result of at least 6.5.

For international students

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

​TOEFL: 600 (paper-based); 250 (computer-based); 100 (Internet-based)

IELTS - 6.5

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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