Victoria Business School

Information Studies

Please note: Information on this page relates to the 2016 academic year unless otherwise specified.

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This subject is taught by the School of Information Management.


Are you an emerging information professional looking for a career in libraries, archives or records management? Graduates seeking employment in these areas, or in the corporate information sector, may require Master's level education in the complex disciplines governing information storage and retrieval, information management and communication.

The Master of Information Studies offers professional education in these three disciplines, based on a core set of courses incorporating management, information technology and research methods. Victoria's Information Studies Programmes give a thorough, research-based grounding in modern information organisation, oriented to the needs of New Zealand information professionals.

A flexible learning approach enables you to study anywhere in New Zealand or occasionally overseas through Web-based learning, high quality course material, and Internet Conferencing. In Auckland, some scheduled classes are delivered at a central city location.

Students interested in this subject should also review the courses and qualifications available within Information Management.

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Postgraduate programmes

Career opportunities

An information management qualification sets you on course to organise information, whether you are employed as a librarian, archivist, or records manager.

The Information Studies Programmes offer broadly-based, technology focused qualifications for information professionals, with content and structure evolving to reflect rapid changes in information and technologies.

How to find out more

Want to find out more about studying at Victoria? Register now to find out more about your study options and keep updated on application and enrolment information, open days and events.

If you need help deciding what degree might be right for you, or what courses to take, talk with a liaison officer or book a course planning session with us, call 0800 VICTORIA (842 867) or email

If you’re a returning or transferring student, contact the Faculty Student and Academic Services Office, for help with degree planning and for information on admission requirements and transfer credit from other institutions.

Contact the School of Information Management for more information:

AProf Gillian Oliver

IST Programmes Director
Phone: 0-4-463 7437

SIM Administration
Level 5, Rutherford House
Phone: 04-463 5103

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