M.Phil. Library & Information Sciences

M.Phil. Library and Information Sciences is a 2-years degree program that enhances the core knowledge of library sciences of the students towards advanced knowledge. The fundamental goal of the MPhil program is to contribute to the international LIS literature by conducting high-quality research that focused on current and future needs. In our country, there are a large number of LIS experts that want to improve their professional credentials. Through research, the MPhil LIS aspires to address local LIS difficulties and give a feasible solution. It also enables librarians and information specialists to make well-informed decisions based on research. The degree helps LIS research scholars build critical and analytical thinking skills as well as enhanced information literacy skills. It improves LIS research students' academic writing skills and provides specialized staff to the LIS. Developing a market in this business also supports information entrepreneurship.

Core Courses

  • Advances in Library and Information Sciences
  • Philosophy and Theory of Library and Information Sciences
  • Quantitative Research
  • Qualitative Research
  • Emerging Trends in Information Behavior Research
  • Data Analysis Tools
  • Academic Writing and Publishing
  • Research Thesis

Eligibility Criteria

  • 16 years of education with 2.50/4.00 CGPA or equivalent marks
  • NTS GAT General/ GRE General with required marks (as per university policy)
  • Pass Admission Test (as per university policy)


MPhil LIS has quite a good scope in Pakistan especially in the major cities of Pakistan. All provincial and federal departments, banks, financial organizations, scientific and research organizations, public relations organizations, mass communication organizations, provincial and national assembly libraries, court libraries, hospital libraries, private organizations, and corporations have good opportunities for MPhil LIS. The above-mentioned organizations and institutions all offer excellent opportunities for MPhil degree holders in library science. The degree holders can take the degree towards PhD in LIS to grow and become more experts.

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