Bachelor's Degree

Bachelor of Arts (Information and Library Studies) (Closed to New Enrolments)

Qualification code OP702004

Please note: This version is only available to students who began studying this qualification before 11 September 2012.

If you are a new student and want to enrol in this qualification, please visit the revised qualification page.

If you started studying this qualification before 11 September 2012 you can complete this qualification version, or you may be able to enrol in the new version, depending on the courses you’ve completed. If you have any questions or want to find out more about the new version, please contact us.

If you want to continue studying the version you’re enrolled in, you will need to complete all courses by Trimester 3, 2018 because this version will close at the end of 2018.

A summary of changes to the new qualification version:

  • 72141 - Academic Writing has been added as a compulsory course.

Qualification information

A graduate of the Bachelor of Arts with a major in Information & Library Studies is highly information literate and adept at problem solving — attributes which are essential to work in information services in today’s information-rich world. The major combines knowledge of traditional librarianship with a knowledge of contemporary advances in information technology and the rapidly changing management of information services.

This qualification is recognised by LIANZA (Library and Information Association of New Zealand Aotearoa) for the purposes of professional registration.

It is also accredited by Records and Information Management Professionals Australasia (RIMPA). Successfully completion of this programme (incorporating RIM specialisation) allows members to apply for professional membership of the Association. Please consult the Programme Leader to discuss what courses should be included.

We also offer a range of certificates and diplomas that can be used as a stepping stone to a degree. We suggest you plan your study so that, where applicable, the first qualification you get is a diploma or a certificate.

For information about selecting courses to study towards this qualification, check out the Choose courses tab.

Key dates

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Assessment and exam

Every course is assessed differently - some require assignments and others exams. Check the individual course pages for more information.

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