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This programme will build on what you will learn in the Diploma in Information and Library Studies Level 5. It is a great way to enhance your skills and get professional recognition. This programme also recognises the importance of communication with a wide range of people from different cultures, as well as focusing on specific professional skills and knowledge necessary for a successful information and library studies career.
OP620802 Diploma in Information and Library Studies (Level 6) is closed to new students.
If you are interested in studying other Library and Information Studies qualifications with Open Polytechnic please visit our programme page.
If you enrolled in OP620802 Diploma in Information and Library Studies (Level 6) prior to 23 October 2017, you can continue to enrol in your next course as normal to complete your qualification.
To be awarded this qualification you will need to have completed all courses that make up the programme by the end of Trimester 2, 2020.
Please note, from Trimester 3 2018, there are some changes to courses that make up the programme.
These changes will see students benefit from the latest courses developed for our new library programmes.
Please be assured that any courses you have already completed will still be counted towards your qualification.
To see the course changes, please see the updated study plan below.
If you have any questions, please contact us
Approximately 10-12 hours study per week for each 20 credit course. This may be higher at assessment or exam time.
Approximate cost for the full qualification based on 2018 fee information, not including annual administration fees, fee increases, textbooks, course materials or external exam fees.
Eligible for student loans, if you meet the criteria. Student loans and eligibility
For information about selecting courses to study towards this qualification, check out the Choose courses tab.
The Open Polytechnic is updating our suite of library and information studies courses. New courses are progressively replacing previous courses in this diploma.
Please note, you may credit either the original course or the replacement course, but not both, to your diploma.
Courses affected and their equivalents are shown in the table below.
OP620802 Diploma in Information and Library Studies (Level 6)
Elective Group 1
In addition, students need to successfully complete at least one (1) course from the courses listed below:
Elective Group 2
And in addition, students need to successfully complete a further two (2) courses from Elective Group 1 or Elective Group 2.
When you achieve this qualification you will:
This qualification will prepare you for a career in school, public, special or academic libraries as an assistant librarian, librarian, team leader, or a specialist role in a small special library or
Every course has an enrolment close-off date. Make sure you know when you need to enrol by.
Every course is assessed differently - some require assignments and others exams. Check the individual course pages for more information.