Information Science

Information Science is an interdisciplinary branch of science which is dedicated to information analysis, collection, classification, manipulation, storage, retrieval, movement, dissemination and protection.

informatics

Researchers in Information Science study of using the information between people, organizations and any other existing information systems, with the purpose of creating, replacing or improving the information systems. Information science include such fields as archival sciences, cognitive sciences, commerce, communications, law, library science, museology, management, mathematics, philosophy, public policy and social sciences.

Information Science is an academic discipline which in usually taught in universities either as a Bachelor or Master degree. Graduates receive a Bachelor of Science or Master of Science degree. PhD education in Information Science area is also available.

Entry requirements for Information Science graduates

Usually applicants for Information Science undergraduate study programs need to have excellent grades in Mathematics. Some IT and Computer Science skills will also be an advantage. All applicants need to demonstrate English language proficiency since all study programs which can be found on our website are taught in English. Those applicants whose native language is other from English need to pass a language certification, such as TOEFL or IELTS, and  submit the results with the application form. Those applicants who have already received education in English usually do not have to pass language certification again.

Best universities

According to QS Top Universities ranking by Subject 2016-2017, the best university holding study programs in Information Science (and Computer Science and IT) is Massachusetts Institute of Technology in USA. Some information about applying to this institution, entry requirements for international students, possible scholarships and student life can be found on the university’s profile on our website here. You can also contact MIT by using the question form in this profile. The list of other world leading universities with study programs in Information Science include: Stanford University, University of Oxford, Harvard University, Carnegie Mellon University, University of Cambridge, University of California, Berkeley. All these universities can be found on our website. These universities are located in USA and UK - some of the specific requirements of these countries for international applicants can be found on our website too.

Kyoto University logo
  • Tuition Fee:
  • International students: $ 5.15k / Year
  • Ranking:
  • 2515 StudyQA
  • Duration:
  • 3 years
    University of St. Andrews logo
    • Tuition Fee:
    • Domestic students: $ 12.1k / Year
    • International students: $ 24.1k / Year
    • Ranking:
    • 2370 StudyQA
    • Duration:
    • 4 years
      Kyoto University logo
      • Tuition Fee:
      • International students: $ 5.15k / Year
      • Ranking:
      • 1722 StudyQA
      • Duration:
      • 2 years
        University of Amsterdam logo
        • Tuition Fee:
        • Domestic students: $ 2.32k / Year
        • International students: $ 14.6k / Year
          Tallinn University logo
          • Tuition Fee:
          • Domestic students: $ 2.13k / Year
          • International students: $ 3.04k / Year
            Stockholm University logo
            • Tuition Fee:
            • International students: $ 18.2k / Year
              University of Liechtenstein logo
              • Tuition Fee:
              • International students: $ 1.91k / Year
                Newcastle University of Medicine Malaysia logo
                • Tuition Fee:
                • Domestic students: $ 9k / Year
                • International students: $ 15.5k / Year
                  Coventry University logo
                  • Tuition Fee:
                  • Domestic students: $ 8.59k / One-time
                  • International students: $ 11k / One-time
                    National University of Singapore logo
                    • Tuition Fee:
                    • Domestic students: $ 5.99k / Year
                    • International students: $ 22.7k / Year
                    • Ranking:
                    • 828 StudyQA
                    • Duration:
                    • 5 years
                      University of Wales logo
                      • Tuition Fee:
                      • Domestic students: $ 6.06k / Year
                      • International students: $ 14.5k / Year
                        Rutgers University-Camden logo
                        • Tuition Fee:
                        • Domestic students: $ 13.7k / Year
                        • International students: $ 28k / Year
                          Michigan State University logo
                          • Tuition Fee:
                          • International students: $ 40.1k / Year
                          • Ranking:
                          • 749 StudyQA
                          • Duration:
                          • 5 years
                            Coventry University logo
                            • Tuition Fee:
                            • Domestic students: $ 8.59k / One-time
                            • International students: $ 11k / One-time
                              Coventry University logo
                              • Tuition Fee:
                              • Domestic students: $ 8.59k / One-time
                              • International students: $ 11k / One-time
                                Radboud University logo
                                • Tuition Fee:
                                • Domestic students: $ 2.6k / Year
                                • International students: $ 13.9k / Year
                                  Coventry University logo
                                  • Tuition Fee:
                                  • Domestic students: $ 8.59k / One-time
                                  • International students: $ 11k / One-time
                                    University of Sunderland logo
                                    • Tuition Fee:
                                    • Domestic students: $ 7.8k / Year
                                    • International students: $ 9.5k / Year
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                                      Bachelor Information Science programs

                                      bachelor information-science programs
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                                      Master Information Science programs

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                                      Most Popular Information Science programs

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                                      Information SecurityInformation technology permeates all aspects of society and has become critical to industry, governm...
                                      On completion of the programme, you will have substantial founded knowledge and skills in informatics. You will have obt...
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                                      This course assumes that the information is the most important concept in society and that its proper management helps t...
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                                      This course assumes that the information is the most important concept in society and that its proper management helps t...
                                      All information should be accessible to all, including people with disabilities, so that they are all included in every....
                                      This course focuses on clarifying the mechanisms of information processing and applying that expertise to the developmen...

                                      PhD Information Science programs

                                      phd information-science programs
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                                      The Doctoral Program of Informatics is where academia and industry meet, where theories are developed and challenged in....
                                      PhD in Network Science This pioneering, research-driven program will introduce you to network theory, methods and data...