Faculty of Arts

Master of Arts (M.A.) Program in Information Studies

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HIGHLIGHTS

4

YearS Full-time

Duration

  • World-Class Accreditation
  • Faculty’s Diverse Backgrounds and Expertise
  • Networking Opportunities with International and Multidisciplinary Community

ADMISSION

CONTACT PROGRAM

Master of Arts Program in Information Studies (English Program)
Department of Library Science
Faculty of Arts

Chulalongkorn University

+66 2218 4817 /
+66 2218 4811 /
+66 2218 4813
libsci@chula.ac.th

Overview

The Master of Arts in Information Studies offered by Chulalongkorn University’s Faculty of Arts is Thailand’s first international program in information studies using English as the language of instruction.  Our Graduate Program in Information Studies (GPIS) aims at producing proficient and independent scholars who are enthusiastic about finding solutions to the challenges facing information studies, and leaders in information and library science profession. Our MA program is accredited by the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals (CILIP).

The curriculum focuses on areas such as 

  • Nature of information; 
  • Storage, retrieval, processing, analysis, and dissemination of information;
  • Human behavioral approaches to the analysis and application of information;
  • Access to information; and
  • Information system design and management

Information studies and research will enable students to creatively and appropriately manage data, information, and information systems which will ultimately lead to finding optimum solutions and policy making in the abovementioned areas.

Students can choose among the following three areas of concentration:

  • Archives and Digital Humanities: This concentration covers various aspects of archives and records management, and access and use of archival materials. Additionally, this concentration also explores new challenges in digital curation and opportunities in applying digital technologies to broaden insights into the humanities.
  • Organization Management, Policies, and Ethics

This concentration focuses on management issues in information organizations as well as legal and ethical issues surrounding information production, service, and management.

  • Human Interactions with Information System

This concentration emphasizes interactions between people, information, and system in different contexts, for instance, promotion of information literacy, development and use of digital repositories, and management of personal information.

WHY this program
at Chula

1

World-Class Accreditation

Our MA program is accredited by the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals (CILIP) of the United Kingdom. CILIP is the leading professional body for information specialists, librarians, and knowledge managers in the United Kingdom with roots going back to 1877. It is the second-largest in the world and the only one with a Royal Charter. Our students can be ensured that their education is at the same standard as the British universities’ programs approved by CILIP. Such standards are also accepted by many information service agencies in the USA, the UK, Australia, and New Zealand, to name a few, thereby increasing our graduates’ employability.

2

Faculty’s Diverse Backgrounds and Expertise

Our faculty members have experience and expertise in a variety of areas relating to information studies and research, namely information services, information behavior, knowledge management in information work, management of information organizations, organization of information, human-information interaction in context, scholarly communication, health, and social informatics, data curation and management, cultural heritage information management, digital repositories, web technology, human-computer interaction, user experience design, learning technology and informatics, information literacy, digital literacy, visual literacy, archives and records management, standards for archives, archival legislation, records and archival professional development, and information and publishing history.

3

Networking Opportunities with International and Multidisciplinary Community

Students will have opportunities to build connections with academics, researchers, practitioners, and experts in the field of information studies through local and international agencies and organization, including the National Library, the National Archives, the Bank of Thailand, the Association for Information Science and Technology, academics in Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) like the Bangkok ACM SIGCHI Chapter, and Thailand Creative and Design Center, to name a few.

Career Opportunities

Graduates of GPIS programs can pursue careers in the public and private sectors, as well as educational institutes.  Possible positions include:

  • Lecturers,
  • Academics,
  • Researchers,
  • Information Service Managers,
  • Librarians,
  • Information Specialists,
  • Information Entrepreneur,
  • System Analysts,
  • Information System Administrators,
  • Information System Managers, and
  • Etc.

Admission

Application

Applicants are admitted in both Semester 1 (beginning in August) and Semester 2 (beginning in January). The online application is typically around February to May and November to December, respectively, via the Department of Library Science’s website

We are looking for applicants with strong academic records and/or solid professional experience from diverse backgrounds. Since all instructions will be conducted in English, English proficiency is required to be admitted into this program. While the admission committee considers various aspects of applicants, the following are basic requirements for the application:

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in Library and Information Science, Information Studies, or a relevant field;
  • Applicants whose native language is not English are required to submit an official TOEFL, IELTS, or CU-TEP score.

After all the applications are reviewed, selected applicants will be contacted for an interview.  

Program Duration

Studying in the MA program can take up to 4 years. However, it is expected that students can graduate within 2-3 years. 

More details about admission, program structure, and course description can be found at GPIS’s website.

Contact

Master of Arts Program in Information Studies (English Program)

Department of Library Science

Faculty of Arts

Chulalongkorn University

254 Phayathai Road, Pathumwan, Bangkok 10330 Thailand

Tel
+66 2218 4817 /
+66 2218 4811 /
+66 2218 4813

Email
libsci@chula.ac.th

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