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Library and Information Science

Information Science has a long-established place in the academic fabric of City University London – the subject was first part of City's curriculum in 1961.

We now refer to “Library and Information Science” to fully reflect the scope of the discipline in the 21st century. Our subject focuses on understanding and facilitating all stages of the communication chain of recorded information. Today, City offers postgraduate taught courses, supervises PhD students and is internationally recognised as playing a leading role in research and curriculum development within the discipline. We offer Masters courses in Information Science and Library Science. Our research interests include the concept of information itself, and the changing nature of documents. We study the ways in which people and communities create, use and interact with information and documents.

Courses and study


Research in Library & Information Science at City, University of London has been rated excellent in all the Higher Education Funding Council's research assessment exercises. All of our staff members are research active with extensive publication records. The Department of Library & Information Science attracts an international cohort of those undertaking research for their PhD.


City's location in central London to nearby cultural landmarks and heritage sites ensures our students and graduates are within close proximity to some of the world's foremost institutions for information management.

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