Information Science is an interdisciplinary field concerned with how information is collected and stored so that it is kept safe and is easy to access. It encompasses libraries, databases and information centres and their effective management. It is, as is the case with our degree, commonly taught in combination with Library Science, which trains people to become competent in how to classify and store information in an efficient and systematic way.
Our degree prepares students to become professional information and library scientists, capable of working in a wide range of organisations and libraries, managing their information systems and databases, and establishing more efficient ways of storing their information, and keeping it updated and easy to access. It is a well-balanced degree, exploring theoretical concepts in depth and enabling our students to develop invaluable practical skills.
The University of Granada was the first University in Spain to offer studies in Information Science, introducing studies in the field in the 1980s. The Degree in Audiovisual Communication is now also taught in the same Information and Library Science Faculty, meaning that now more than ever, our students have an ever-expanding wealth of resources at their fingertips.
This four-year Degree is comprised of four learning stages: basic formation, core subjects, a 12-credit internship programme and elective subjects. The internship programme is completed in any library, organisation, or University of Granada department seeking interns in order to classify and document information, giving the students first-hand knowledge of how to work effectively in this field. The subjects include contents in areas of knowledge such as the history of writing, library science, information science, information technology, business management, information resources, English and automatized information systems.
Currently, our graduates are able to work almost anywhere: most companies in the world need competent professionals in order to store and protect their information effectively. Additionally, many graduates go on to work in the public sector, in regional, national and university libraries, institutes and organisations. Information science experts are also in high demand in companies, information centres, archives, museums, database companies, internet companies, and auditing companies, to mention but a few.
Information science has been essential since the dawn of civilisation. With the revolution which is currently taking place in the ICT field, effective documentation skills are more relevant and valuable than ever before.
|Duration||4 academic years (September/October to June each year approximately)|
|Tuition Fees||€757 (approximately)|
|Application Period||June – September (approximately)|
|Offered by||Vice-Rector’s Office for Undergraduate and Postgraduate Teaching|
|How to apply||Please visit the Applications and Admissions Section|