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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.

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

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Information Science study abroad programs

Information science undergraduate programs

Bachelor's in information science

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    Applied Information Science: Information Systems - BASc (Hons) Sheridan College, Canada

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    17,702 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 21,869 CAD

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

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    31,940 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 31,940 USD

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    Computer Science + Library and Information Science (3+1) - Integrated BSc/MSc Simmons University, USA

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Master's
    Duration
    3 years
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    40,850 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 40,850 USD

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    Geographic Information Science - BSc Arizona State University, USA

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    30,634 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 30,634 USD

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    Geographic Information Science - BSc Southeast Missouri State University, USA

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    13,155 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 13,155 USD

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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
    7,950 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 7,950 USD

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Information science graduate programs

Master's in information science

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    Computer Science + Library and Information Science (3+1) - Integrated BSc/MSc Simmons University, USA

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Master's
    Duration
    3 years
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    40,850 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 40,850 USD

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    Engineering Science: Computer and Information Science - MSc University of Mississippi, USA

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    25,782 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 25,782 USD

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    Geographic Information Science (Thesis) - MSc Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    26,899 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 37,571 NZD

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    Geographic Information Science - MSc California State University, Long Beach, USA

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    19,500 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 19,500 USD

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    Geographic Information Science - MSc Clark University, USA

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    20 months
    Annual tuition fee
    35,844 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 35,844 USD

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Diploma in information science

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    Geographic Information Science - PGDip Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand

    Program type
    Postgraduate diploma
    Duration
    9 months
    Annual tuition fee
    13,761 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 19,221 NZD

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    Geographic Information Science - PGDipGIS University of Canterbury, New Zealand

    Program type
    Postgraduate diploma
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    28,280 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 39,500 NZD

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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.