Abbreviation FT / PT
MSc(LIM) 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) 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 (one year)
Part Time (minimum two years, maximum four years, with classes on weekday evenings and/or Saturday afternoons)

Medium of Instruction
English
Programme Entrance Requirements
  1. A Bachelor's degree of this University or a qualification of equivalent standard from this University or another comparable institution accepted for this purpose;
  2. A candidate seeking admission on the basis of a qualification from a university or comparable institution outside Hong Kong of which the language of teaching and/or examination is not English shall satisfy the University English language requirement applicable to high degrees as prescribed under General Regulation G2(b):

a) a score of 550 or above (paper-based test) or 80 or above (internet-based test) in the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) #; or
b) a minimum overall band of 6 with no sub-test lower than 5.5 in the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) #;
# For admission, only TOEFL or IELTS scores recorded in the two years before the date of application will be considered.

3. Satisfy the examiners in a qualifying examination, if required.

Programme Admissions Advisor

Professor Hossain Liaquat

Contacts
Tel: 2241 5856
Fax: 2517 0075
Email: mlim@hku.hk
Website: http://web.edu.hku.hk/programme/mlim

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