• Faculty of Arts And Social Sciences
  • sastera@um.edu.my
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The Master of Information Science (Library Science) Programme is designed to produce graduates with comprehensive knowledge of theory and practice in library and information science.


This programme equips students with advanced knowledge and skills that will enable them to thrive and excel in the software industry and research.
  • Librarian
  • Web Content Developer
  • Knowledge Manager
  • Information Broker
  • Information Scientist
  • Documents Manager
  • Indexer/Abstractor
  • Academician/Researcher

COURSE MODULE (50 Credit Hours)
CORE COURSES (12 Credits) + DISSERTATION (35 Credits) + ELECTIVE COURSES(3 Credits)

CORE COURSES (12 Credits) + DISSERTATION (35 Credits)

Core Courses
Organization of Information
Reference and Information Literacy Services
Technologies for Information Management
Research Methods in Library and Information Science

Please select one (1) elective only:

Elective Courses
Digital Libraries
Web Publishing
Development of Information Collection
User Needs and Behavior
Indexing, Abstracting and Thesauri Construction
Libraries, Information and Society
Management of Library and Information Services
Measurement and Evaluation of Library & Information Services
Knowledge Management For Information Professionals
Digital Humanities
Bibliometrics and Scientific Publishing
Statistics for Library & Information Science Research
Special Topics in Library and Information Science I
Special Topics in Library & Information Science II

(Note : Not all courses will be offered every semester; the actual courses offered will depend on the availability of staff and the number of students registering).

For admission into the Master of Information Science (Library Science) programme, applicants must have at least:

  • A Bachelor’s degree with Honours with a minimum CGPA of 3.0 or equivalent; or
  • A Bachelor’s degree with work experience of at least three (3) years in a library or an information centre; or
  • Other qualifications approved by the University Senate.

International applicants are required to have:

  • At least IELTS 5.5 (Academic) or TOEFL score of 550 (paper based) / 213 (computer based) / 80 (Internet based) if their first degree is from a university where English is not the medium of instruction.

University of Malaya has two intakes per year, in February and in September.

Coordinator Programme
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Noorhidawati Abdullah

Last Update: 25/01/2022