Programs

The graduate program in Information Studies at Chulalongkorn University ultimately aims to prepare students to become proficient and independent scholars who are enthusiastic and competent to find solutions to evolving challenges in information studies, as well as leaders in information and library science profession. Please note that residency is required during the coursework period. For a doctoral student, a qualifying exam is expected to be administered within 3-4 semesters after entering the program. A complete thesis/dissertation with an oral presentation, as well as academic publications, is required to be eligible for graduation.

Duration

Studying in the M.A. program can take up to 4 years, while those who are enrolled in the Ph.D. program could take up to 8 years. However, it is expected, in a normal circumstance, that students could graduate within 2-3 years for the M.A. program and 4-6 years for the Ph.D. program.

Credits

 

Credits
M.A.
Ph.D.
Entering with bachelor’s degree
Entering with master’s degree
Core courses
12
12
12
Elective courses
12
12
12
Dissertation
12
48
36

Core courses

  • Foundation of Information and Information Studies
  • Seminar on Information Research
  • Quantitative Research Methods in Information Studies OR Qualitative Research Methods in Information Studies
  • Management of Information Organization  OR Organization of Information OR Technologies in Information Studies

Elective courses

To meet students’ research interest, the elective courses can be divided into 3 concentrations.

Archives and Digital Humanities

This concentration covers various aspects of archives and records management, and access and use of archival materials. Additionally, this concentration also explores new challenges in digital curation and opportunities in applying digital technologies to broaden insights in the humanities.

Organization Management, Policies, and Ethics

This concentration focuses on management issues in information organizations as well as legal and ethical issues surrounding information production, service, and management.

Human Interactions with Information System

This concentration emphasizes interactions between people, information, and system in different contexts, for instance, promotion of information literacy, development and use of digital repositories, and management of personal information.

Research directions

We  welcome a wide variety of research efforts in information studies, the following are some of current research interests of our faculty members.

  • design thinking and service design for information products and services
  • change management for information organizations
  • intellectual property rights
  • critical analysis of cultural institutions
  • knowledge organization
  • digital preservation
  • research data curation
  • natural language processing (non-English)
  • learning technologies and analytics
  • 21st century literacy