University Continuing Education Programme
Library and Information Studies – Master of Science

This continuing education Master Programme addresses people who want to apply concepts of information and knowledge management, offer research-oriented services and support researchers in their scientific publication process and the analyses of their research output in the context of scientific libraries. You will work with concepts and instruments of operative management in scientific libraries and practice to plan, to carry out and to present projects and team results in the working field of scientific libraries.

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Master of Science (Library and Information Studies) (MSc)

6 semesters/120 ECTS-Credits

Study Code
UC 992 600

On demand


Basic Programme: 5.800 EUR
Masterdegree: 4.800 EUR
(subject to changes)


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Qualification profile


  • have advanced knowledge in the field of library and information studies and are able to apply them in practice.
  • are qualified qualified for specialised tasks as well as leading and managerial tasks in libraries and information institutions.
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Target group

Persons, who work or want to work in highly-skilled areas in the field of information management, in particular in libraries, information and documentation facilities, archives and other related institutions.



Aplicants must have

  • passed the Continuing Education Programme in Library and Information Studies (Basic Course) and
  • successfully completed a study programme at a post-secondary educational institution home or abroad covering a minimum of 180 ECTS-Credits.


Mag. Monika Schneider-Jakob, MAS

University and Provincial Library of the Tyrol (ULB Tirol)
Innrain 52f
6020 Innsbruck

+43 512 507-2459

assoz. Prof. Mag. Dr. Michael Pilz
Department for German Studies

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University and Provincial Library of the Tyrol (ULB Tirol)
Innrain 50-52f
6020 Innsbruck


The Continuing Education Programme Library and Information Studies combines classic teaching methods with innovative electronic types of learning (blended learning) and thus makes it possible to take the programme part-time and combine it with working:

  • During classroom modules, our instructors will impart theoretical fundamentals in group work, presentations, discussions and case studies. During preparatory and follow-up phases, students work independently on practical topics with the help of online tools.
  • During the internship, you can advance the knowledge gained in the classes. You improve your chances for entering the job market and have networking opportunities home and abroad.
  • During the project you will learn how to work with concepts and tools of project management to plan and implement a practical task in the team.
  • For writing the Master’s Thesis you will deal with methods and techniques of scientific work. You work on a scientific question and argue independently and conclusively for your theses.


Compulsory Modules

  • Library and Collection Management
  • Organisation of Information
  • Information Technology
  • Information Services and Teaching Competence
  • Project Management
  • Internship
  • Strategy and Management
  • Knowledge Production in a Library Context
  • Master’s Seminar
  • Master’s Thesis Defense 

Elective Modules

  • Selected Topics of Metadata Management
  • Applied Information Literacy
  • Basic Legal Information for Libraries and Information Ethics
  • Public Libraries
  • One Person Libraries (OPL)
  • Special Collections and Managing Literary Estates
  • Marketing and Public Relations
  • Current Topics and Trends
  • Archival Studies
  • Data Librarian
  • Historic Book Collections
  • Library Architecture
  • Bibliometrics and Scientometrics
  • Legal Topics in Libraries
  • Innovation and Change Management in Libraries
  • User Research in Libraries
  • Strategic Management in Public Libraries
  • Current Topics and Trends


General Information for the Registration for Continuing Education Programmes

Participation in the university continuing education courses requires the admission as a non-degree student.

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