Programme Structure 

The MSc in Information Studies programme commences each year in early August and students have two options for completing this programme:

By Coursework & Dissertation

  • In this option, students take one compulsory course, at least 3 foundation courses and 4 electives and an individual project on which the student must submit a dissertation.

By Coursework Only

  • In this option, students take one compulsory course, at least 3 foundation courses and 5 electives and H6799 Critical Inquiry (group project).

 
The full-time programme can be completed within one academic year (two semesters). Full-time students may take up to five courses per semester. The maximum candidature for the full-time programme is two academic years (four semesters).

The part-time programme can be completed within two academic years (four semesters). Part-time students may take up to three courses per semester. The maximum candidature for the full-time programme is four academic years (eight semesters).

Each module carries 3 Academic Units (AU), however Dissertation carries 6 AUs. Candidates are required to complete a total of 30 AUs to graduate from either option.

Students can decide to complete the programme according to their preferred pace of study by accumulating and meeting the necessary AU requirements for graduation. However, students opting for the Coursework & Dissertation option may require additional semesters for completion of their project.

Students can decide to complete the programme according to their preferred pace of study by accumulating and meeting the necessary AU requirements for graduation. However, the maximum candidature for the part-time MSc (Information Studies) programme is four academic years.