Library and Information Studies
Master of Science 

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Duration / ECTS-Credits 6 semester (FT/PT*) / 120 ECTS-Credits (incl. Master's Thesis)
Cost** Basic Programme:  5,800.- EUR
Master's Programme: 4,800.- EUR
(exclusive ÖH-fee - 20.20 EUR per semester)
Degree Master of Science (Library and Information Studies) (MSc)
ISCED-F 0322 Library, Information and Archival Studies
Study Code UC 992 600
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Curriculum (2019)




Director of the Continuing Education Programme

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




Mag. Monika Schneider-Jakob, MAS
University and Provincial Library of the Tyrol (ULB Tirol)
Innrain 52f
6020 Innsbruck
Tel.: +43 512 507-2459



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.


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.  




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



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 



**Payment and cancellation conditions 

Information on individual courses of the university education courses can be found in the course catalogue.
 Participation in a continuing education course requires admission as non-degree student.

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