Charles Sturt University
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This online Master of Information Studies course will cultivate advanced information and knowledge management skills, including a specialisation.
Students are provided with a comprehensive background in the creation, evaluation, collection, organisation, utilisation and dissemination of information in the contemporary information environment. You'll be able to choose a specialisation from the following:
This qualification is recognised by the Australia Library and Information Association (ALIA) and the Records and Information Management Professionals Australasia (RIM Professionals Australasia), enabling graduates to work in a range of library, records and related information sectors.
This course features an extensive workplace program in order to familiarise students with the practical components of information management. This includes a four-day professional study visit subject and a three-week professional placement.
If you choose not to study the entire Master of Information Studies degree, you may be able to complete an alternative program. This is beneficial for students who need to develop a specialisation or who prefer not to commit to the whole study period. Depending on the units studied, you may exit with a Graduate Diploma of Information Studies (64 points) or Graduate Certificate in Information Studies (32 points).
Applicants must meet the following minimum requirements:
Other attainments or experience may be assessed on a case-by-case basis.
Applications for distance education and postgraduate courses are accepted all year round. Provided you are eligible for admission, your application will be held for consideration in the next available intake.
In this Master of Information Studies, the subjects you will study include:
These core subjects:
Students have the option to tailer their course by choosing four subjects under one industry specialisation.
CSU offers a range of student support services, academic learning support and skills development for all its distance education students. Studying with CSU, you will have access to your online subjects, Student Services, the CSU Library, forums and your exam results through student.csu, a personalised online portal.
You will also have entry into CSU Interact, a scholarly environment that connects students and staff online. Each subject you’re enrolled in will have its own subject site housed within CSU Interact, giving you access to learning content, tools and subject forums.
Graduates of this Master of Information Studies are highly adept at all levels of information and knowledge management, possess the flexibility to adapt to rapidly changing environments, have a strong client focus and possess the ability to develop innovative solutions to a raft of problems and challenges.
With this in mind, graduates are well suited to a broad range of employment opportunities within public and academic libraries, research facilities, government and corporate information centres and cultural heritage organisations. Depending on the chosen field of specialisation, graduates may also be qualified for work in records management, archives, information brokerage, knowledge management, information architecture or community information services.
Wondering where a career in librarian could take you? Potential job outcomes may include:
Courses that are not Commonwealth support places require students to contribute the full cost of their course. You may be eligible for a loan to help pay for tuition fees through the Commonwealth Government FEE-HELP program.
CSU provides access to a range of scholarships and loans to help its students with the costs associated with university study.
This course can be paid for through the FEE-HELP government loan scheme. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, you may not need to pay upfront.
Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees directly to the provider on your behalf. You'll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $55,874 (2017-18 income year).
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