Victoria Business School

Information Studies

Please note: Information on this page relates to the 2015 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 on campus in Wellington, or anywhere in New Zealand through Web-based learning, high quality course material, audio conferences, and Internet resources. 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

You can order more information on this subject by registering on our Request for Study Material database.

Victoria's Student Recruitment and Course Advice Office offers advice on courses and help with planning your degree.

Contact the Faculty of Commerce Student Services Office (Victoria Business School) for information on admission, qualifications and courses, course advice and selection criteria, exemptions and prerequisites and your Application to Study.

Contact the School of Information Management for more information:

Dr Gillian Oliver

IST Programmes Director
Phone: 0-4-463 7437

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

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