Programme Description

Programme Description



University of Malta

Faculty of Media and Knowledge Sciences

Knowledge and Information Management (Joint Area)

(for courses commencing October 2022)

YEAR ONE

In addition to the study-units (30 ECTS credits) taken from the Knowledge and Information Management area, students are reminded that during their first year of study they are required to register for 26 ECTS credits from their other area and also for 4 ECTS credits in optional credits, which may be taken from any area of study.

Semester 1

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

LIA1010 Libraries and Documentary Heritage: History, Formats and Structures 5 ECTS
LIA1325 Information Theories: Concepts, Frameworks and Philosophies 4 ECTS
LIS1211 Introduction to Records and Archives: Historical and Theoretical Perspectives 4 ECTS

Recommended Optional Units

ELP1106 Advanced English Writing Skills 2 ECTS
ELP1426 English Writing Skills 2 ECTS




Semester 2

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

LIA1201 Introduction to Archival Description 4 ECTS
LIA1410 An Introduction to Cataloguing and Bibliographic Control 5 ECTS
LIS1011 Research Methods for Undergraduates 4 ECTS
LIS1100 Introduction to ICT for Information Professionals 4 ECTS




Requirement for regular progression to Year 2:
30 ECTS credits in Knowledge and Information Management
26 ECTS credits in the other area
4 ECTS credits in optional study-units

YEAR TWO

In addition to the compulsory units (28 ECTS credits) taken from the Knowledge and Information Management area, students are reminded that during their second year of study they are required to register for 26 ECTS credits from their other area and also for 6 ECTS credits as optional study-units which may be taken from any area of study to cover the total of 60 ECTS credits throughout the year.

Semester 1

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

LIA1518 Classification, Subject Indexing and Authority Control 4 ECTS
LIA2230 Collection Development 4 ECTS
LIA2325 Information Organization and Management 4 ECTS
LIS2612 Management in the Information Sector 4 ECTS

Recommended Optional Units

LIS2611 Preservation Studies 4 ECTS
LIS2721* Special Topic 4 ECTS




Semester 2

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

LIA1313 Maltese Archival and Manuscript Collections 4 ECTS
LIA2201 The Globalised Dimension of Archives 4 ECTS
LIA2326 The Information Professions, Sectors and Contexts 4 ECTS

Recommended Optional Units

LIS2412 Library Services to Children and Young Adults 4 ECTS
LIS2555 Basic Palaeography and Diplomatics 4 ECTS
LIS2721* Special Topic 4 ECTS

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



Requirement for regular progression to Year 3:
28 ECTS credits in Knowledge and Information Management
26 ECTS credits in the other area
8 ECTS credits as optional study-units

YEAR THREE

In addition to the compulsory study-units (8 ECTS credits), students are required to register for at least 16 ECTS credits in elective study-units on offer during the year.

In addition to the study-units (24 ECTS credits) taken from the Knowledge and Information Management area, students are reminded that during their third year of study they are required to register for 28 ECTS credits from their other area and also for 8 ECTS credits as optional study-units which may be taken from any area of study.


Semester 1

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

LIA3001 Research Seminar 4 ECTS
LIA3711* Special Topic 4 ECTS
LIS2223 Print and Digital Publishing 4 ECTS
LIS3110 Advanced Cataloguing and Bibliographic Control 4 ECTS
LIS3111 Advanced Archival Description 4 ECTS
LIS3311 Legal Issues in Memory Institutions 4 ECTS




Semester 2

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

LIA3864 Synoptic Issues 1: Library and Information 4 ECTS (NC)
LIA3865 Synoptic Issues 2: Archives and Records 4 ECTS (NC)

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

LIA3325 Knowledge Management and the Role of Libraries 4 ECTS
LIA3711* Special Topic 4 ECTS
LIS3331 Specialised Archives 4 ECTS
LIS3710 Aspects of Melitensia 4 ECTS

* Before registering for study-unit LIA3711, students are required to check its availability with the Student Helpdesk.



Requirement for successful completion of Year 3:
24 ECTS credits in Knowledge and Information Management
28 ECTS credits in the other area
8 ECTS credits in optional study-units.

Requirement for award of Bachelor of Knowledge and Information Management: 180 ECTS credits.

 
Last Updated: 30 March 2022
 
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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