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Program Director

Prof. Dr. Achim Oßwald

Prof. Dr. Achim Oßwald

Institut für Informationswissenschaft (IWS)

  • Campus Südstadt
    Claudiusstraße 1
    50678 Köln
  • Room 422A
  • Phone: +49 221-8275-3375

Library and Information Science (Master's program)

This four-semester Master’s program qualifies graduates of any academic discipline as well as librarians holding at least a Bachelor’s degree for highly-specialized responsibilities and leadership positions in libraries and other information centers.

Offered by the Institute of Information Science, this study program is held parallel to professional employment, combining brief on-site lectures with e-learning modules. Further information on the Master's program, an overview of the modules as well as an English version of the Module Handbook are available under Program Content.

At a Glance

Category Description
Program Library and Information Science  
Degree Master in Library and Information Science 
Type of program Master's program parallel to professional employment 
Beginning of program Summer semester 
Program duration 4 semesters 
Credits 120 ECTS 
Language of instruction German 
Campus Südstadt Campus 
Restricted admission No 
Fees - € 1,350 per semester (all students who enrolled in the summer semester 2015 or later)
- Semester fee reduced by the public transport fee (per semester) 
Please note Applicants are required to take an aptitute test.