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Library and Information Science (Honours)

University of Namibia

48 months
1810 USD/year
460 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The degree in Library and Information Science (Honours) from University of Namibia offers a formal qualification to those who wish to acquire skills to work in libraries, information centres and other information and knowledge management agencies.


The Library and Information Science (Honours) programme from University of Namibia develops first professional level library and information workers with the knowledge and skills that are critical, pro-active and adaptive regarding meeting the information needs of organisations and individuals in different contexts in society. The programme produces professionals who work in the book industry, information/ knowledge management environments as well as the digital information sector. 

Learning outcomes

The participants of this programme will have the capacity and ability to exercise professional judgment concerning tasks and responsibilities in the libraries and information management work.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Knowledge Management
  • Systems Analysis Design and Evaluation
  • Digital Librarianship
  • Strategic Management of Information Services
  • Marketing of Information Services
  • Advanced Information Retrieval

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines




528 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • To register for an undergraduate degree programme, a minimum of 25 points on the UNAM Evaluation Points Scale in five (5) best subjects (of which English must be one). English as a Second Language at NSSCO level with a minimum C symbol, or English as a First Language at NSSCO level with a minimum D symbol.
  • High School results
  • Radiological Report
  • Deed of Surety Form
  • Medical Certificate (original)
  • Two (2) Passport size photos
  • Admission letter from UNAM
  • Proof of Registration from UNAM
  • Proof of accommodation in Namibia
  • Completed main application form and visa form
  • Police Clearance from home country (compulsory)
  • Reasons for studying in Namibia (write one paragraph)
  • Proof of medical aid/ insurance (valid and active)*.

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    1810 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 905 USD per semester during 48 months.
  • National

    460 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 230 USD per semester during 48 months.
  • Namibian students: 3500 N$ per semester
    • Non SADC students: 13800 N$ per semester

Living costs for Windhoek

10175 - 12578 NAD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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Library and Information Science (Honours)
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