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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.

Royal School of Library and Information Science logo
  • Tuition Fee:
  • International students: $ 12.9k / Year
  • Language:
  • English
    IT University of Copenhagen logo
    • Tuition Fee:
    • International students: $ 15.6k / Year
    • Language:
    • English
      University of Sunderland logo
      • Tuition Fee:
      • Domestic students: $ 7.8k / Year
      • International students: $ 9.5k / Year
      • Language:
      • English
        University of Copenhagen logo
        • Tuition Fee:
        • International students: $ 12.8k / Year
        • Language:
        • English
          Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey - Camden logo
          • Tuition Fee:
          • Domestic students: $ 13.7k / Year
          • International students: $ 28k / Year
          • Language:
          • English
            University of St. Andrews logo
            • Tuition Fee:
            • Domestic students: $ 11.9k / year
            • International students: $ 23.7k / year
            • Language:
            • English
            • Ranking:
            • 1826 StudyQA
            • Duration:
            • 4 years
              Kyoto University logo
              • Tuition Fee:
              • International students: $ 4.87k / year
              • Language:
              • English
              • Ranking:
              • 1657 StudyQA
              • Duration:
              • 3 years
                Coventry University logo
                • Tuition Fee:
                • Domestic students: $ 8.59k / Module
                • International students: $ 11k / Module
                • Language:
                • English
                  Kyoto University logo
                  • Tuition Fee:
                  • International students: $ 4.87k / year
                  • Language:
                  • English
                  • Ranking:
                  • 1191 StudyQA
                  • Duration:
                  • 2 years
                    Kyoto University logo
                    • Tuition Fee:
                    • International students: $ 4.87k / year
                    • Language:
                    • English
                    • Ranking:
                    • 1025 StudyQA
                    • Duration:
                    • 3 years
                      University of Amsterdam logo
                      • Tuition Fee:
                      • Domestic students: $ 2.22k / Year
                      • International students: $ 13.9k / Year
                      • Language:
                      • English
                        Coventry University logo
                        • Tuition Fee:
                        • Domestic students: $ 6.91k
                        • Language:
                        • English
                          Coventry University logo
                          • Tuition Fee:
                          • Domestic students: $ 6.91k
                          • Language:
                          • English
                            University of Central Lancashire logo
                            • Tuition Fee:
                            • Domestic students: $ 6.62k / Year (EEA)
                            • Language:
                            • English
                              Kyoto University logo
                              • Tuition Fee:
                              • International students: $ 4.87k / year
                              • Language:
                              • English
                              • Ranking:
                              • 904 StudyQA
                              • Duration:
                              • 2 years
                                University of Amsterdam logo
                                • Tuition Fee:
                                • Domestic students: $ 2.22k / Year
                                • International students: $ 13.9k / Year
                                • Language:
                                • English
                                  Stockholm University logo
                                  • Tuition Fee:
                                  • International students: $ 17.4k / Year
                                  • Language:
                                  • English
                                    Coventry University logo
                                    • Tuition Fee:
                                    • Domestic students: $ 9k / Module
                                    • International students: $ 12.4k / Module
                                    • Language:
                                    • English
                                      University of Texas at Austin logo
                                      • Tuition Fee:
                                      • International students: $ 29.8k / 1 year
                                      • Language:
                                      • English
                                      • Ranking:
                                      • 683 StudyQA
                                        Tallinn University logo
                                        • Tuition Fee:
                                        • Domestic students: $ 2.03k / Year
                                        • International students: $ 2.91k / Year
                                        • Language:
                                        • English
                                          University of Wales, Aberystwyth logo
                                          • Tuition Fee:
                                          • Domestic students: $ 5.96k / Year
                                          • International students: $ 14.2k / Year
                                          • Language:
                                          • English
                                            University of Warwick logo
                                            • Tuition Fee:
                                            • Domestic students: $ 15.2k / Year
                                            • International students: $ 28.2k / Year
                                            • Language:
                                            • English
                                              Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey - Camden logo
                                              • Tuition Fee:
                                              • Domestic students: $ 13.7k / Year
                                              • International students: $ 28k / Year
                                              • Language:
                                              • English
                                                University of Liechtenstein logo
                                                • Tuition Fee:
                                                • International students: $ 1.71k / Year (International)
                                                • Language:
                                                • English
                                                  Coventry University logo
                                                  • Tuition Fee:
                                                  • Domestic students: $ 8.59k / Module
                                                  • International students: $ 11k / Module
                                                  • Language:
                                                  • English
                                                    Coventry University logo
                                                    • Tuition Fee:
                                                    • Domestic students: $ 8.59k / Module
                                                    • International students: $ 11k / Module
                                                    • Language:
                                                    • English
                                                      Coventry University logo
                                                      • Tuition Fee:
                                                      • Domestic students: $ 8.59k / Module
                                                      • International students: $ 11k / Module
                                                      • Language:
                                                      • English
                                                        Newcastle University, Medicine Malaysia  logo
                                                        • Tuition Fee:
                                                        • Domestic students: $ 9k / Year
                                                        • International students: $ 15.5k / Year
                                                        • Language:
                                                        • English
                                                          Tokyo Institute of Technology logo
                                                          • Tuition Fee:
                                                          • International students: $ 4.87k / Year
                                                          • Ranking:
                                                          • 407 StudyQA
                                                          • Duration:
                                                          • 2 years
                                                            National University of Singapore logo
                                                            • Tuition Fee:
                                                            • Domestic students: $ 5.89k / Year
                                                            • International students: $ 22.4k / Year
                                                            • Ranking:
                                                            • 401 StudyQA
                                                            • Duration:
                                                            • 5 years
                                                              Purdue University - West Lafayette logo
                                                              • Tuition Fee:
                                                              • International students: $ 44.2k / Year
                                                              • Ranking:
                                                              • 358 StudyQA
                                                              • Duration:
                                                              • 4 years
                                                                Coventry University logo
                                                                • Tuition Fee:
                                                                • Domestic students: $ 8.59k / Module
                                                                • International students: $ 11k / Module
                                                                • Language:
                                                                • English
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                                                                  Bachelor Information Science programs

                                                                  bachelor information-science programs
                                                                  Description Teaching at Sunderland is fully up-to-date with the latest trends in technology and the needs of...
                                                                  Description The Health Information Manager is a member of the health care team and is the professional...
                                                                  The programme details of this course are provided by School of Computer Science. The School of Computer Science at St...
                                                                  Description With a focus on investigative approaches and techniques over practical laboratory-based analysis...
                                                                  Description This course gives you the chance to mix the traditional with the really new. You can design a brand...
                                                                  Description The Health Information Manager is a member of the health care team and is the professional...
                                                                  Description With a focus on investigative approaches and techniques over practical laboratory-based analysis...
                                                                  Description If you choose this course you will benefit from: a year studying or working in a Spanish-speaking...
                                                                  Description The Spanish BA Honours degree will provide you with real understanding of modern Spain and the...
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                                                                  Master Information Science programs

                                                                  master information-science programs
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                                                                  MSc in Digital Innovation Management enables you to understand and contribute to digitalisation processes in a wide...
                                                                  Information SecurityInformation technology permeates all aspects of society and has become critical to industry,...
                                                                  On completion of the programme, you will have substantial founded knowledge and skills in informatics. You will have...
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                                                                  This course assumes that the information is the most important concept in society and that its proper management helps...
                                                                  All information should be accessible to all, including people with disabilities, so that they are all included in...
                                                                  This Master s programme trains you to translate the needs of organisations and their clients into innovative...
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                                                                  Most Popular Information Science programs

                                                                  most popular information-science programs
                                                                  Advertisement The Master of Library and Information Science programme is a 2-year full-time postgraduate programme...
                                                                  MSc in Digital Innovation Management enables you to understand and contribute to digitalisation processes in a wide...
                                                                  Description Teaching at Sunderland is fully up-to-date with the latest trends in technology and the needs of...
                                                                  Information SecurityInformation technology permeates all aspects of society and has become critical to industry,...
                                                                  On completion of the programme, you will have substantial founded knowledge and skills in informatics. You will have...
                                                                  Advertisement The Master s programme in Information Science and Cultural Communication is a 2-year full-time...
                                                                  Description The Health Information Manager is a member of the health care team and is the professional...
                                                                  The programme details of this course are provided by School of Computer Science. The School of Computer Science at St...
                                                                  This course assumes that the information is the most important concept in society and that its proper management helps...
                                                                  Description With a focus on investigative approaches and techniques over practical laboratory-based analysis...

                                                                  PhD Information Science programs

                                                                  phd information-science programs
                                                                  This course assumes that the information is the most important concept in society and that its proper management helps...
                                                                  This course focuses on clarifying the mechanisms of information processing and applying that expertise to the...
                                                                  We welcome graduates with good academic potential and strong interest in research to be a part of the premier...
                                                                  The Doctoral Program of Informatics is where academia and industry meet, where theories are developed and challenged...
                                                                  We invite you to join an exciting interdisciplinary field of study at the intersection of the social sciences and...