Official Master's Degree in School Library and Reading Promotion


Master's degree in School Library and Reading Promotion

The master's degree in School Library and Reading Promotion is aimed at anyone interested in these areas of work. It gives training in the most effective ways to organise and operate school libraries as learning resource centres, designing school reading plans, selecting and using books for children and teenagers, information research and selection, especially online, cultural linkup and collaboration with the local community, using new technologies for these purposes, and developing community reading projects that impact on people's habits.

The master's degree combines face-to-face and distance learning and includes tutored work placements in school or public libraries. Coordinated by Neus Real (UAB) and Mònica Baró (UB), the teaching staff belongs to eight university departments and includes the most renowned research and teaching teams in this field. There is a programme of presentations by professionals working in this sector and visits to institutions.

The Catalan Ministry of Education officially recognises the master's degree diploma in School Library and Reading Promotion for the teaching profile of "School Library and Reading", one of the new specialist profiles public schools can choose from when requesting new teaching staff.

Former students have set up an online network to share experiences that will benefit the libraries where they work.

The inter-university master's degree in School Library and Reading Promotion is the only official master's degree in Spain that deals with this specific subject area and it leads onto PhD research studies on these areas of knowledge.


Career options

This Master's degree will provide you with the training needed to direct a school library or the children's section of a public library, work in resource centres or as a social and cultural entertainer, in publishing houses and as a qualified professional in assessing educational syllabi in public administration posts or in other social initiatives related to the promotion of reading among society.

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Teaching timetable

The master's degree commences on 2 october 2013 and ends on 18 June 2014.

Classes will take place on Mondays and Wednesdays from 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm from October to April.

The Practicum module is in the third term, and involves 100 hours spent in a school library or public library, as required. Students who already have library training or experience or who can accredit previous involvement in reading promotion can have up to 9 credits validated and their course and practicums syllabus will take this into account.

Official UAB

30 places
A combination of classroom-based and distance learning
Part-time or full-time:
Credits: 60 ECTS
Beginning of the pre-enrolment period 11/01/2019
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Pre-enrolment open
Price: €46.11 per credit (EU citizens and non-EU holding a Spanish residence permit). 2018/19 Academic year.
€66 per credit (non-EU citizens who do not hold a Spanish residence permit). 2018/19 Academic year.
Course begins on 25/09/2019
Faculty: Faculty of Education
Language:Catalan (100%)
Coordinator university:UAB
Other participating universities:University of Barcelona (Venue for face-to-face classes)

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