Archives and Records Management MLitt

School of Humanities, Social Sciences and Law

Study the fundamental principles and practice of archives and records management so that you can work in a professional capacity in the UK and internationally

Start date
September 2023
60 months max (part time)

We teach archives and records management by focusing on the core principles, theory, and practice that underpin these disciplines.

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. As part of this course, you will research and write a dissertation on a topic of your own interest.

You will develop an understanding of record keeping practice and tradition. You'll gain an in-depth knowledge of the management of archives and will learn to apply this knowledge either in the public sector or in commercial or specialist environments. We'll also give you a comprehensive training in the creation and management of current and semi-current records.

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.

“The course gave me the opportunity to study for a professional qualification in the field of information management by distance learning whilst also working/volunteering in a relevant professional environment. This proved invaluable as it allowed me to not only study and apply my learning to day-to-day working practice but also apply practical experience to the learning process.”

Durham Burt, Archives and Records Management graduate

Professional accreditation

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Accredited by the Archives and Records Association UK and Ireland and by Records and Information Management Professionals Australia

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