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 Postgraduate Diploma

In 2021, a revised PGDipLIS programme that can be completed in one academic year is being introduced. The full-time programme enables students to gain a professional qualification in one year. Students who wish to enrol on a part-time basis are allowed to complete the programme over two years. The amended programme permits graduates from other disciplines to obtain a postgraduate specialised qualification in Library and Information Science.

Horizontal and vertical articulation

The PG Diploma in LIS is accepted as the first professional qualification in LIS, the equivalent of the undergraduate four-year professional BLIS degree. Students may transfer credits from similar programmes at other universities. The PG Diploma in LIS articulates with the MLIS (Information Studies).


Admission requirements

Admission to the programme is by application and selection based on evidence of a 3-year Bachelor’s degree. Prior learning within a cognate field and/or experience will be recognized for entry into this programme (RPL portfolio of evidence) where applicable and is subject to Senate’s discretion.

 

Modules

The amended programme consists of three yearlong modules and three semester modules. All the modules are compulsory.


Summary and Module descriptors

Module Name

Code

HEQF Level

Credits

Yearlong modules

Organisational Management

LBS701

8

20

Resource Description, Subject Analysis & Collection Management

LBS716

8

30

Research Methods and Information Behaviour

LBS715

8

30

Semester modules




Foundationsof Library and Information Science
LBS704 8
10
Information services and literacies LBS713 8
20
Library Technologies and Scholarly Communication LBS714 8
15
TOTAL CREDITS

125

 

Deadline for application is 15 September each year.

Information on fees for the PGDipLIS programme is available here and a quote can be obtained here

Application forms with details of required accompanying documents are available at Online Applications.

​To find out more about enrolling for PGDipLIS programme, contact Dr. Lizette King, lking@uwc.ac.za


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