Do you want to learn new skills and reinforce old ones? Are you unsure of current theory and best practice? Do you need to improve your skills in working with new technologies? All modules offered by CAIS can be taken as single short courses lasting for 9 or fifteen weeks. The courses are popular with people wishing to apply new learning in their workplace and to improve future job prospects, and many people take them just for interest.

The key subjects covered by the courses are:

  • Archive management
  • Records management
  • Information compliance
  • Digital preservation and management
  • Family and local history

With over 30 courses on offer students can choose from modules offering a general overview to those looking in depth at particular subjects. The modules are also suitable for those working in the museum, library or heritage sectors and for those interested in family and local history.

Key features

  • all content delivered online in a fully supported environment
  • expert tutors with a wide range of practical and research experience
  • modules last 9 or 15 weeks and start January, May and September
  • no exams, continuous assessment through tasks, essays and reports
  • regular feedback from tutors, discussions with other students and support from administrative staff
  • both theory and practice covered
  • at least 15 hours a week study time required

Programme structure

Modules last for 15 weeks (20 credits) or 9 weeks (10 credits). There are three entry points a year in January, May and September. 

Available modules are located here

Fees 2018/19

Registration Fee £45
Individual 10 credit module £485
Individual 20 credit module £970

Fees 2019/20

Registration Fee £45
Individual 10 credit module £485
Individual 20 credit module £970

For further information on fees, see our Policy for Payment of Fees and Refunds.

Application deadlines

Application deadlines:
 May 2019Sep 2019Jan 2020May 2020Sep 2020
MLitt/MSc/Dip 15 March 2019 12 July 2019 8 November 2019 13 March 2020 3 July 2020
PGCert/CPD 22 March 2019 19 July 2019 8 November 2019 20 March 2020 17 July 2020
Discover/Explore
Family and Local History
19 April 2019 23 August 2019 6 December 2019 17 April 2020 21 August 2020
Semester start date 6 May 2019 9 September 2019 13 January 2020 11 May 2020 7 September 2020

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