LIBRARY AND INFORMATION SCIENCE
MASTER'S PROGRAMME

 
PROGRAMME LAUNCH

PROGRAMME STRUCTURE

The Master Programme consists of 2 parts – educational and research:

Semester I II III IV V Total
Educational Part, credit 18 18 18 18 0 72
Research Part, credit 6 6 6 6 24 48
Total, credit 24 24 24 24 24 120

The duration of each semester is 16 weeks, out of which 3 is assigned for theory teaching, 9 weeks for self-study and 4 weeks for examination period. The first two weeks in four semesters is designed for forming Master student's individual study programme.
The weekly classroom work load makes up 24 academic hours.
One ECTS credit is equal to 30 academic hours, each semester a student shall have a worload of 20 ECTS credits or maximum of 30 ECTS credits, in one academic years this figure makes up 48 ECTS credits. The total load of the master programme is equal to 120 ECTS credits.
The programme education part consists of the following components: additional course, general courses, mandatory subject- specific courses and elective courses.
The first two components serve to ensure the general basis for master's degree, the third componenet makes up the content of the master programme ensuring the basis needed for subject-specific knowledge and competences, while the fourth component is the individualized part of the programme.
The first two components serve to ensure the general basis for master's degree, the third componenet makes up the content of the master programme ensuring the basis needed for subject-specific knowledge and competences, while the fourth component is the individualized part of the programme.

Additional Course

Module -Course Credit Total Hours Classroom Hour Կիսամյակ Գնահատման ձևը
ESP (English for Specific Purposes) 0 180 24 I,II Test

General Course

Module -CoursePhilosophy Credit Total Hours Classroom Hour Semester Assessment Form
Computer Skills and Literacy 3 90 4/8 I Examination
  3 90 8/4 I Examination

Mandatory Subject-Specific Courses

Mandatory subject-specific courses are 14 module-courses each with 3, 4.5 and 6 ECTS credits. The total workload consits of 51 ECTS credits. This is the list of courses mandatory for the master program which ensures knowledge and competencies needed for this particular specialization at master level. These courses are worked out taking into consideration up-to-date needs and requirements of contemporary market.

Module -Course Credit Total Hours Classroom Hour Semester Assessment Form
Information Technologies and Digital Libraries 4,5 135 14/4 I Examination
General Librarianship 4.5 135 14/4 I Examination
Archival Studies 4.5 135 10/8 II Examination
Machine Readable Cataloging. Classification. Authority Control 6 135 12/6 II Examination
Designing Library and Informationa Networks 3 90 8/4 III Examination
Copyright and Intellectual Property Introduction 4.5 90 8/4 II Examination
Programming Languages: General Introduction 3 90 8/4 III Examination
Programming Language (JAVA) 4.5 135 10/8 IV Examination
Web Programming 4.5 90 8/4 III Examination
Essentials of e-learning 3 90 8/4 III Examination
Records Management 3 90 8/4 III Examination
Web Design 3 90 8/4 IV Examination
Management of Library and Information Networks 3 90 8/4 III Examination
Preservation and Digitisation of Cultural Heritage 6 135 10/8 IV Examination

Elective Courses

Module -Course Credit Total Hours Classroom Hour Semester Assessment Form
Relational Database Management Systems 3 90 8/4 II Examination
Integrated Library Systems 3 90 8/4 II Examination
Information Management and Marketing 3 90 8/4 III Examination
Bibliography 3 90 8/4 III Examination
Linux Applications in Libraries 3 90 8/4 IV Examination
Cataloguing and Classification 3 90 8/4 IV Examination

Research

Research consists of the following components:seminar with scientific supervisor, research work, research internsip, pedagogical internship and master's thesis.

Seminar with scientific supervisor is series of seminars conducted by the scientific supervisor with his/her students where students are explained the methods how to conduct scientific research, to produce reports, to lead scientific disputse and to make reviews. It is conducted in all five semesters and each is assigned 3 ESTC credit.

The content of research work is conditioned by the issues the master student is going to study in his/her thesis and is drawn up together with his/her scientific supervisor. It is conducted in all five semesters and is assigned 15 ECTS credits in total.

The research internsip is conducted in 5th semester according to the program drawn up and approved by the scientific supervisor with a workload of 3 ECTS credits.

The pedagogical internship is conducted in 5th semester according to the program drawn up and approved by the scientific supervisor. It envisages seminars and practical lessons, as well as reviewing term papers. The pedagogical internship is assigned 3 ECTS credits.

Master’s thesis and its defence is the final stage of master’s program which is held in the 5th semester. The program assigns 12 ECTS credits for Master’s thesis preparation and its defence.

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Master's programme with specialization in Library and information sources was launched in International Scientific-Educational Center of NAS , in 2009, in the frame of Tempus 145021 -Tempus-2008UK- JPCR international project designed by Eurounion.
 
BRIEF DESCRIPTION
Programmes name and specialization code Library and information sources - 07150
University  International Scientific-Educational Center of NAS of RA
Awarded degree Master's degree in Library and Information Science
Programme's launch academic year 2009-2010
Instruction language Armenian
Study mode Part-time
Programme duration 2.5 years՝
(5 semesters)
Tuition fee- RA citizens Per year-
200 000 drams,
total-
500 000drams
Tuition fee- International applicants Per years-
400 000 drams,
total-՝
1 000 000drams
 

Address՝ Republic of Armenia, Yerevan 0019, Marshal Baghramian 24d, International Scientific-Educational Center of NAS

Phone՝ +(374 10) 56-80-68