Archival Studies PGCert

School of Humanities, Social Sciences and Law

Working or hoping to work in archives? This course covers the fundamental principles and practice of archives

Start date
September 2024
30 months max (part time)

We teach archives by focusing on the core principles, theory, and practice that underpin this discipline.

Our focus is very much on a mix of the theoretical and the practical. You must be working or volunteering in an appropriate professional environment both prior to and throughout your studies so you can apply what you are learning.

You will gain knowledge of the management of archives and the ability to apply this knowledge in the public sector or in commercial or specialist environments.

Topics covered include:

  • the services users require and how we can facilitate and increase use
  • the best ways to promote our collections, looking at websites, digitisation, outreach, publicity, and educational activities
  • threats to the preservation of archives and practical ways in which these can be removed

You’ll receive a lot of online content right from the start and benefit from our flexible teaching model that allows students to take semesters off and learn from subject experts.

Professional accreditation

All CAIS programmes are accredited by the UK Archives and Records Association and The Records and Information Management (RIM) Professionals Australasia

UK Archives and Records Association Records and Information Management (RIM) Professionals Australasia
Questions? Need help?

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+44 (0)1382 386472