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Information Science degrees abroad

Information science is a far-reaching subject area that studies how humans interact with information.

As an information science student, you’ll examine the design and use of information systems. You’ll learn how to lawfully collect, analyze, organize, store, protect, and distribute information. You’ll study the principles behind information management, and will put theory into practice by developing your own information systems.

As the world becomes increasingly interconnected, people and organizations have access to more information than ever before. By studying abroad, you’ll see how different countries and multinational businesses are handling information daily. Not only will the experience make you a stand-out candidate for graduate jobs, but it’ll allow you to travel the world and make lifelong friends.

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Information Science program structure

You can study information science as a bachelor’s, master’s, and doctorate degree. A three or four-year BSc is the most popular course of study amongst students. It’ll equip you with the detailed knowledge and practical skills that you’ll need to begin a successful career in the field.

If you choose to study in the US, you’ll opt to study information systems as your major or minor. This means that you’ll dedicate a certain amount of time and credits to specialist information systems modules, alongside working on your general education.

Once you’ve completed your bachelor’s, you can go on to pursue a postgraduate qualification. An MSc usually requires one year of full-time study, or two years if you study part-time. If you decide to pursue a PhD after your master’s, you can expect to study for an average of five years.

Information science programs are typically taught through a combination of lectures, seminars, tutorials, practical workshops, and computer labs. Assessment methods will vary depending on the content of your modules, but you’ll probably be tasked with a range of exams, written assignments, presentations, practical assessments, and individual projects.

Each university offers different elective modules in information science, so programs around the world won’t cover exactly the same content. Nevertheless, most will cover these core areas:

  • History of information science
  • Society and information science
  • Information technologies and applications
  • Information organization
  • Information retrieval
  • Information policy and legislation
  • Information ethics
  • Information management

Types of information science degrees

Information Science study abroad programs

Information science undergraduate programs

Bachelor's in information science

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    Computer Information Science - BA/BSc Dallas Baptist University, USA

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    38,340 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 38,340 USD

    Start date
    June, August, January
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    Computer Science + Library and Information Science (3+1) - Integrated BAE/MA Simmons University (in partnership with Kaplan International), USA

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Master's
    Duration
    3 years
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    44,208 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 44,208 USD

    Start date
    January, September
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    Information Sciences: Cyber Security - BASc (Hons) Sheridan College, Canada

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    15,927 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 21,941 CAD

    Start date
    September, January, May
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    Information Science - BA State University of New York at Oswego, USA

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    18,679 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 18,679 USD

    Start date
    August, January
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    Information Science - BSc University of South Carolina, USA

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    34,934 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 34,934 USD

    Start date
    August, January
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Associate in information science

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    Computer Information Science - ASc Laney College, USA

    Program type
    Associate
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    10,740 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 10,740 USD

    Start date
    August, January
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Information science graduate programs

Master's in information science

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    Computer and Information Science - MS-CIS Gannon University, USA

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    17,850 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 17,850 USD

    Start date
    August, January
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    Computer and Information Sciences - MCIS Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    18 months
    Annual tuition fee
    22,405 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 37,701 NZD

    Start date
    July, February
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    Computer and Information Sciences - MCS University of South Alabama, USA

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    15,593 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 15,593 USD

    Start date
    August, January
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    Computer Science + Library and Information Science (3+1) - Integrated BAE/MA Simmons University (in partnership with Kaplan International), USA

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Master's
    Duration
    3 years
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    44,208 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 44,208 USD

    Start date
    January, September
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    Information Sciences - MIE Massey University, New Zealand

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    18 months
    Annual tuition fee
    21,876 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 36,810 NZD

    Start date
    July, November, February
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Doctorate in information science

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    Computing and Information Sciences - PhD University of Nebraska Omaha, USA

    Program type
    Doctorate
    Duration
    3 years
    Annual tuition fee
    17,281 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 17,281 USD

    Start date
    August, January, May
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Diploma in information science

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    Computer and Information Sciences - PGDip Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand

    Program type
    Postgraduate diploma
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    20,511 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 34,513 NZD

    Start date
    July, February
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    Information Sciences - GradDip Massey University, New Zealand

    Program type
    Postgraduate diploma
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    19,457 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 32,740 NZD

    Start date
    July, November, February
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Future information science careers

Since most organizations around the world need to collect, analyze, and process information, you’ll be met with career opportunities across a wide range of sectors. Here are some of the roles most frequently pursued by information science graduates:

  • Systems analyst
  • Librarian
  • Data analyst
  • Digital archivist
  • Data scientist
  • Technology analyst
  • Application developer
  • UX designer

If you’re not sure what you’d like to do after you graduate, organize an appointment with your university’s career service. Their expert advice might help you narrow down your options.