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University of Malta

Faculty of Media and Knowledge Sciences

Diploma in Library and Information Studies
(Dip. LIS(Melit.))

(for courses commencing October 2017)

YEAR ONE

Semester 1

Compulsory Units (All students must register for this/these unit/s)

LIS1010 Information Case Studies and Practices 4 ECTS
LIA1325 Knowledge and Information Science: Approaches, Frameworks and Theories 4 ECTS




Semester 2

Compulsory Units (All students must register for this/these unit/s)

LIA1518 Basics of Library Classification and Subject Indexing 4 ECTS
LIS1332 Bibliographical Control 6 ECTS
LIS1410 Cataloguing and Bibliographic Management 1 4 ECTS




Requirement for regular progression to Year 2: 22ECTS credits

YEAR TWO

In addition to the compulsory study-units, students are required to register for 4 ECTS credits from the list of elective study-units on offer during the year.

Semester 1

Compulsory Units (All students must register for this/these unit/s)

LIS1230 Collection Development 4 ECTS
LIS1321 Reference Sources and Information Literacy 4 ECTS
LIS1951* Practicum 4 ECTS (NC)

Elective Units Elective units are offered subject to availability and time-table constraints.

LIS2612 Management in the Information Sector 4 ECTS
LIS2721** Special Topic 4 ECTS




Semester 2

Compulsory Units (All students must register for this/these unit/s)

LIS1951* Practicum 4 ECTS (NC)
LIS2505 Analysis, Design and Management of Systems for Information Professionals 6 ECTS
LIS2910 Long Essay 8 ECTS (NC)
LIS2992 Synoptic Exam Paper 1 4 ECTS (NC)
LIS2993 Synoptic Exam Paper 2 4 ECTS (NC)

Elective Units Elective units are offered subject to availability and time-table constraints.

LIS2412 Library Services to Children and Young Adults 4 ECTS
LIS2413 Collective Memory Institutions, History and Society 4 ECTS
LIS2721** Special Topic 4 ECTS

* Students are required to register for LIS1951 in either semester 1 or semester 2.

** Before registering for study-unit LIS2721, students are required to check its availability with the Student Helpdesk.



Requirement for successful completion of Year 2: 38ECTS credits

Requirement for award of Diploma in Library Information Studies: 60ECTS credits

 
Notes: NC = Non Compensatable
 
Last Updated: 21 July 2017
 
The University makes every effort to ensure that the published Courses Plans, Programmes of Study and Study-Unit information are complete and up-to-date at the time of publication. The University reserves the right to make changes in case errors are detected after publication.
The availability of optional units may be subject to timetabling constraints.
Units not attracting a sufficient number of registrations may be withdrawn without notice.
Unless for exceptional approved reasons, no changes to the programme of study for a particular academic year will be made once the students' registration period for that academic year begins.
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