The University of Malaya academic staff is responsible for teaching and research. More than 2,000 academic staff teaches approximately 300 courses each year.

Master of Information Science (Library Science) (Coursework and Dissertation)

The Master of Information Science (Library Science) Programme is designed to produce graduates with comprehensive knowledge of theory and practice in library and information science. 


This programme equips student with the requisite competencies that will enable them to foster and thrive in a variety of information environments.

Career Opportunity
  • Librarian
  • Web Content Developer
  • Knowledge Manager
  • Information Broker
  • Information Scientist
  • Documents Manager
  • Indexer/Abstractor
  • Academician/Researcher
Course Structure

COURSE MODULE (50 Credit Hours)
CORE COURSES (12 Credits) + DISSERTATION (35 Credits) + ELECTIVE COURSES(3 Credits)

CORE COURSES (12 Credits) + DISSERTATION (35 Credits)

Core Courses

Organization of Information

Reference and Information Literacy Services

Technologies for Information Management

Research Methods in Library and Information Science


Please select one (1) elective only:

Elective Courses

Digital Libraries

Web Publishing

Development of Information Collection

User Needs and Behaviour

Indexing, Abstracting and Thesauri Construction

Libraries, Information and Society

Management of Library and Information Services

Measurement and Evaluation of Library & Information Services

Knowledge Management For Information Professionals

Digital Humanities

Bibliometrics and Scientific Publishing

Statistics for Library & Information Science Research

Special Topics in Library and Information Science I

Special Topics in Library & Information Science II

(Note:    Not all courses will be offered every semester; the actual courses offered will depend on the availability of staff and the number of students registering).

Entry Requirement

For admission into the Master of Information Science (Library Science) programme, applicants must have at least:

  • A Bachelor’s degree with Honours with a minimum CGPA of 3.0 or equivalent; or
  • A Bachelor’s degree with work experience of at least three (3) years in a library or an information centre; or 
  • Other qualifications approved by the University Senate.                 

International applicants are required to have:

  • At least IELTS 5.5 (Academic) or TOEFL score of 550 (paper based) / 213 (computer based) / 80 (Internet based) if their first degree is from a university where English is not the medium of instruction.
Intake Schedule
University of Malaya has two intakes per year, in February and in September.

Coordinator Programme
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Noorhidawati Abdullah
03-7967 6309
Fee Structure for Citizen
Fee Structure for Non-Citizen
Last Update: May 06, 2019