M.A Information Studies

Objective of the Programme

The objective of the programme is to provide students with advanced knowledge in Library and Information Science profession to enable them work in Libraries and Information Units as librarians/information scientists.

Qualifications for Admission

Library and Information Science (LIS) is a multidisciplinary course. A graduate from any degree programme who meets the qualifications prescribed in the UDSM Postgraduate Prospectus is eligible for admission.

Duration of the Programme

The MA programe in Information Studies is offered to full-time students and lasts for 18 months. Nine months for Coursework and nine months for dissertation.

Structure of the Programme

The programme consists of two semesters of classroom instruction. Students take a total of 27 units, 23 of which are compulsory and 4 are optional. The remaining nine months is  for research work leading to the writing of a dissertation.  

Course Evaluation

All courses in this programme shall be evaluated as follows:

    Course Work:  50%
    University Examinations: 50%


Successful candidates shall be awarded Master of Arts degree in Information Studies.