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