Opportunities for continuing professional development at DKIS 2021

17 Mar 2021 - 21:45

The Department of Knowledge & Information Stewardship of the Humanities Faculty at the University of Cape Town offers master’s level courses which may be taken as standalone (occasional) courses. These courses are ideal for persons seeking continuing professional development in these skills areas:

Teaching & Learning for LIS Professionals (12 weeks in the first semester) – 48 credits at NQF Level 9. The course equips students for teaching and learning in academic and public libraries by providing a grounding in the theoretical and practical aspects of pedagogy and curriculum design, implementation and assessment.

Digital Curation (12 weeks in the second semester) – 48 credits at NQF Level 9. Primarily aimed at students in the LIS discipline, the course covers the basic concepts and principles of Digital Curation in sufficient depth and breadth to allow graduates to make informed and discerning choices about media, formats, software, approaches, policies, dissemination strategies and preservation of digital artefacts.

Research Data Management (6 weeks in the second semester (fourth term)) – 24 credits at NQF Level 9. The course explores the range of issues associated with data curation including the management of research data throughout its lifecycle and attendant cultural and disciplinary challenges.

All master’s courses are offered in a blended learning format, making the courses convenient for students based outside of Cape Town.

Courses take the form of weekly online seminars complemented by limited contact time on campus.

Occasional courses are not certificate-bearing courses, but an academic transcript is provided. Course credits may be transferred to a full master’s programme as and when required.

Apply online at:

Department of Knowledge & Information Stewardship, University of Cape Town

email: or tel.: 021 650 4546