Our postgraduate courses are
- Archives and Records Management MLitt
- Records Management and Digital Preservation MSc
- Records Management and Information Rights MSc
- Family and Local History MLitt
- Archival Studies PGCert
- Archives and Records Management PGCert
- Digital Recordkeeping PGCert
- Family and Local History PGCert
- Records Management PGCert
- Records Management and Information Rights PGCert
- Archives and Records Management PGDip
- Records Management and Digital Preservation PGDip
- Records Management and Information Rights PGDip
- Family and Local History PGDip
Innovative educational programmes in recordkeeping, delivered fully online for UK and international students which provide:
- professional education in the theory and practice of archives and records management
- an in-depth knowledge of the management of archives and the ability to apply this knowledge to archives in the public sector or in commercial or specialist environments
- a comprehensive training in the creation and management of current and semi-current records
- an awareness of the legal and ethical issues relating to archives and records management
- skills in managing and preserving records in a variety of media including audio-visual and electronic records
- an understanding of record-keeping practice and tradition
- flexible, supported and interactive study
- modules taught by experts in their field
- the opportunity to develop research skills and expertise during the preparation of the masters dissertation
- accredited single module study for CPD from an extensive range of modules
- the ability to gain a professional qualification while employed
The MSc/MLitt/PG Dip degrees can be completed in 2.5-5 years. PG Certificates can be completed within 1 year. Modules are designed to develop student expertise in areas as diverse as digital preservation, management for information professionals, metadata and taxonomies, Latin and palaeography.
Modules last for 15 weeks (20 credits) or nine weeks (10 credits). The following pathways can be completed in the following timeframe:
- MLitt / MSc: a minimum of 2.5 years and not more than 5 years (with fast-track available where appropriate and with the approval of the Director of CAIS)
- PG Diploma: a minimum of 2 years and not more than 4 years (with fast-track available where appropriate and with the approval of the Director of CAIS)
- PG Cert: a minimum of 1 year and not more than 2.5 years (with fast-track available where appropriate and with the approval of the Director of CAIS).
There are three entry points a year in January, May and September. MLitt/MSc/Diploma students also attend a compulsory one-off study school in April/May or August/September at the outset of the programme if they are resident in the UK and Ireland, travel and accommodation costs are to be covered by the student. Alternative arrangements are made for international students who are not able to attend in person.
- MLitt - students require 180 credits at SHE M or SCQF level 11 from a range of modules and the dissertation
- Diploma - students require 120 credits at SHE M or SCQF level 11 from a range of modules
- Certificate - students require 60 credits at SHE M or SCQF level 11 from a range of modules
Unique educational programmes in Family and Local History
These courses are also delivered online and are available for both UK and international students.
Students on an Archive or Records Management programme should be employed or active as a volunteer in a professional recordkeeping environment for a minimum of a half day per week and have appropriate prior experience. Please contact Dr. Craig Gauld (email@example.com) for further details.