Master of Advanced Studies (MAS)

The Master of Advanced Studies (MAS) in Library and Information Science is a joint venture between the University of Zurich’s Institute of Philosophy and Zurich Central Library.

The Swiss National Library (NL) offers a placement for students taking this course.


  • Learning the basic tasks in information and documentation: collecting, cataloguing and making accessible
  • Gaining an insight into the key methods, challenges and topics in library and information science
  • Gaining an insight into management, administration, public relations etc.

Eligibility requirements:

  • University degree (Bachelor’s or Master’s)
  • Good knowledge of German and French or Italian plus English
  • Sound general education, talent for organisation, ability to think logically
  • Ability to work independently, interpersonal skills and interest in IT

Course start:

  • The course begins in August of every odd-numbered year.
  • The placement at the NL is advertised during the previous summer under “Current vacancies” for 1 May in the year the course starts.
  • The deadline for applications is specified in the advertisement.

Last modification 30.10.2018

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