Important Entry Requirement & Application Update

Once you've applied, you will be invited to attend a virtual information event at the beginning of 2021. At this event, you will have the opportunity to find out more about your course, meet the staff and ask any questions that you may have.

Is this course right for me?

Are you educated to Foundation Degree level, and looking to learn more?

If you have already completed the Foundation Degree (FdA) Library and Information Management (or equivalent), then this course gives you the opportunity to progress onto Level 6 and gain a full honours degree

This qualification will build upon your existing specialist knowledge and skills, developing these in a range of professional areas relating to library and information work.  

It will also help you develop critical practices and independent learning strategies, which will allow you to undertake research and take full responsibility for your own learning and professional development.

Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals (CILIP) accredited: Recognising that this qualification provides solid preparation for professional practice and a suitable base for anybody entering the information and archive profession.

Additional information

More detailed information on Modules is to be found in the ‘Additional Campus/Course Information’ section.

Fees

Visit the Financial Support and Finance page for more information.

More detailed information on other costs associated with your course and work placements/work experience (if applicable) will be outlined in the programme validation document and explained to you at your interview.

Additional Costs

Additional costs may be associated with the following:

  • Access to a PC/laptop/Mobile device with Internet as well as a headset and camera for video conferencing sessions.
  • Student membership of CILIP (currently £40 per annum) in order to access their invaluable online resources.

Start date

September

Entry requirements:

Academic Requirements

  • Foundation Degree (FdA) Library and Information Management
  • Fluent in English or Welsh, with equivalent GCSE Grade C or above

Language Requirements

  • GCSE in Welsh or English first language, grade C or above. 
  • Any degrees, diplomas or certificates eligible should have been assessed in Welsh or English, or
  • For overseas applicants, for entry onto Levels 6 IELTS 6.0 or higher(with no element less than 5.5)

Delivery:

Delivered primarily via video conferencing teaching to learners at a distance.

Timetable

Part time: 2 years, 1 days per week (typically 9.30 am - 3.30 pm)

Assessment:

A range of assessment methods are used including essays, dissertation (proposal and presentation), practical activity, reports and group activities and reflective skills.

Feedback

Where relevant, assessments will be marked and returned to students with constructive and developmental feedback. Effective feedback combines information which enables students to understand the strengths and limitations of their past performance, and information which enables them to recognise how future performance can be improved. Students will be provided with feedback in a timely manner and this feedback will justify how the grade has been awarded. Students will have the opportunity to reflect on the feedback given and identify their strengths, things they found challenging and areas for development that they will feed forward to their next assessment. Feedback will include linking evidence to assessment criteria to demonstrate how the student will have met the learning outcomes.

Progression:

  • Employment in the library and information sector
  • Research

This programme is designed to enhance the career prospects of individuals who wish to work within the sector, and to maintain the currency of their knowledge and skills through their ability to work critically and reflectively, whilst appreciating the importance of lifelong learning.

Additional campus/course information:

  • Rhos-on-Sea

    For every 10 credits, students should engage with around 100 notional hours of learning. This will be approximately 30% direct learning contact 70% independent student learning.

    Year 1

    Comparative Library and Information Management (20 credits, compulsory)

    This module gives students a broader view of library management issues by taking a comparative approach which ensures that students are engaging with library issues beyond the sector they are based in. The module will look at thematic issues which cross library sectors such as reader development and information literacy as well as the differences and similarities in library management across schools, further education, higher education, public and health libraries. (Essay 100%)

    Digital Information Management and Governance (20 credits, compulsory)

    This module will give students practical and theoretical skills in creating, managing and curating online information. In addition, it will provide a useful overview of the principles of records and archives management. (Report 100%)

    User Experience in Libraries and Information Services (20 credits, compulsory)

    The module aims to introduce students to a range of user experience evidence based research techniques in order to gain a fuller understanding of user behaviour with a view to improving library and information services for the benefit of users. (Report 100%)

    Digital Literacy (20 credits, compulsory)

    This module aims to provide the students with the skills and knowledge to analyse their own digital motivations, examine the social impact of libraries supporting digital literacy activities, understand their role in developing active digital citizens and underpins a commitment to continual professional development in relation to digital literacy skills for their service users, colleagues and themselves. (Practical activity 25%, Report 50%, Group activities 25%)

    Year 2

    Dissertation (40 credits, compulsory)

    This module aims to develop and enhance a range of skills including independent research, critical argument, evaluation and review through the process of developing an extended piece of work though academic literature review and the integration of a coherent methodology ending with conclusion and recommendations. (Dissertation 80%, Dissertation proposal and presentation 20%)