The Records Management pathways are aimed at those wishing to work, or currently working, in records management, digital recordkeeping and/or information rights. They are accredited by the Archives and Records Association UK and Ireland and by Records and Information Management Professionals Australia. The available pathways are:

The programmes provide

  • a professional education in the theory and practice of records management, digital recordkeeping and compliance with information rights law
  • an in-depth knowledge of the processes necessary for the management of records, digital objects and/or the requirements of information rights law
  • an understanding of recordkeeping practice and tradition and its relationship with digital information and/or compliance with information legislation
  • 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 whilst working

The MSc/PG Dip degrees can be completed in 2.5-5 years and consist of core modules that cover fundamental theory and practice, which you must take, and optional modules that let you tailor your degree to your requirements or interests. PG Certificates are available for existing professionals seeking to update their knowledge of this rapidly evolving area and can be completed within 1 year.

Modules last for 15 weeks (20 credits) or nine weeks (10 credits). There are three entry points a year in January, May and September. Masters/Diploma students also attend a compulsory one-off study school in May or September at the outset of the programme if they are resident in the UK. 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

Programme Structure:

Core modules

Records Management and Information Rights

MLitt/MSc (International) Diploma Certificate
The Theory and Context of Recordkeeping The Theory and Context of Recordkeeping Principles and Practice of Records Management

Principles and Practice of Records Management

Principles and Practice of Records Management

Complying with Information Legislation:
Principles and Practice

Complying with Information Legislation:
Principles and Practice

Complying with Information Legislation:
Principles and Practice

Plus optional module(s) (total of 20 credits)
Plus optional modules (total of 60 credits) Plus optional modules (total of 60 credits)  
Dissertation  

Records Management and Digital Preservation

MLitt/MSc (International)Diploma
The Theory and Context of Recordkeeping The Theory and Context of Recordkeeping
Principles and Practice of Records Management Principles and Practice of Records Management
Electronic Records Management Electronic Records Management
Management and Preservation of Digital Records Management and Preservation of Digital Records
Metadata Standards and Information Taxonomies Metadata Standards and Information Taxonomies
Plus optional modules(s) (total of 20 credits) Plus optional module(s) (total of 20 credits)
Dissertation

Postgraduate Certificate in Records Management

Certificate
Principles and Practice of Records Management
Complying with Information Legislation: Principles and Practice
Plus optional module(s) (total of 20 credits)

Postgraduate Certificate in Digital Recordkeeping

Certificate
Electronic Records Management
Management and Preservation of Digital Records
Metadata Standards and Information Taxonomies

Optional modules are available here

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