Abbreviation FT / PT

The Master of Science in Library and Information Management [MSc(LIM)] programme is designed to prepare candidates from all backgrounds and occupations for professional work in the fastest-growing area of the economy, the information sector. The programme provides an opportunity to develop leadership capacities in library and information management.

The MSc(LIM) programme is professionally accredited by the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals (CILIP) of the UK^.

The Faculty is a member of the iSchools.  We are recognised as the information professional who possesses the expertise of understanding of the users and users of information, the nature of information itself, as well as information technologies and their applications.   We are the only institution in Hong Kong joined the iSchools along with other top-tier members such as University College London, University of California-Berkeley, Carnegie Mellon University, Cornell University, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and University of Toronto.

The MSc(LIM) programme has a modular programme structure, including a number of taught courses and a capstone project or dissertation.

The programme extends over one academic year of full-time study or between two and four years of part-time study. The programme has three terms for each academic year. The three terms begin in September, January and May.

^ Accreditation valid until October 2021 and subject to re-accreditation.

Student Sharing

Mode of Attendance

Full Time (normally one year, up to a maximum of two years)
Part Time (normally two years, up to a maximum of four years)

Classes normally will be held on weekdays from 6:30pm to 9:30pm and on Saturday mornings and afternoons at HKU Campus.  Some day-time classes will be held on weekdays.*

*Subject to change without further notice

Medium of Instruction
Programme Entrance Requirements

A candidate shall satisfy both the University Admission Requirements and the Programme Specific Requirements as listed below:

  1. comply with the General Regulations and the Regulations for Taught Postgraduate Curricula;
  2. hold a Bachelor's degree of this University or a qualification of equivalent standard from this University or another comparable institution accepted for this purpose;
  3. for qualification from a university or comparable institution outside Hong Kong where the language of teaching and/or examination is not English, a candidate is required to obtain a score of 550 or above (paper-based test) or 80 or above (internet-based) in the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)#; a minimum overall band of 6 with no subtest lower than 5.5 in the International English Language Testing System (IELTS)#; or Grade C or above in either the Overseas General Certificate of Education, the International General Certificate of Secondary Education, or the Cambridge Test of Proficiency in English Language; and
  4. satisfy the examiners in a qualifying examination, if required.

#For admission, only TOEFL or IELTS scores recorded in the two years before the date of application will be considered.

Programme Admissions Advisor(s)

Professor Maggie Wang

Tel: 3917 5856
Fax: 2858 5649