Teaching and assessment for Archives and Records Management PGDip
We offer a wide range of core and optional modules, meaning that you can tailor your qualification to your own interests.
Content is available online. You will work through it carrying out a series of assessed, self-study, and group tasks. You will be given the opportunity to communicate with your fellow students via the discussion board and to work on embedded source material.
You will always have a subject expert as your tutor and many tutors will also offer voluntary webinar sessions.
You will be given opportunity to compare and contrast best practice against where you work or volunteer.
Module availability varies each semester, so you should consider the best order to study your core and optional modules before choosing. If you are unable to take modules in the recommended order, you will be able to discuss this with your Teaching Support.
Assessment is carried out via coursework and discussion board participation. There are variations across modules however weighting is usually as follows:
- 2 x final assignment = 30% each
- assessed tasks = 30%
- discussion board participation = 10%
You’ll need to study the core modules, and a further 40 credits from the optional module list
These modules are an essential part of your course.
RM50001 - Archive Services, Access and Preservation
RM50006 - Principles and Practice of Records Management
RM50031 - The Theory and Context of Record Keeping
RM51001 - Archive Management: Principles and Practice
You need to choose one or more of these modules as part of your course.
RM50007 - Scots Palaeography & Diplomatic
RM50008 - Skills & Sources for Family & Local History in Scotland
RM50011 - Complying with Information Legislation: Principles & Practice
RM50012 - Skills and Sources for Family and Local History in England
RM50013 - Cataloguing in a Digital Age
RM50017 - Management and Preservation of Digital Records
RM50018 - Preservation and Disaster Management
RM50019 - Metadata Standards and Information Taxonomies
RM50024 - Ecclesiastical Archives
RM50027 - English Palaeography and Diplomatic
RM50028 - Heraldry
RM50032 - Understanding Latin in Documents and Archives
RM50033 - Understanding and Reading Latin
RM50035 - House History
RM50036 - Military Archives
RM50039 - Oral History
RM50044 - Leading Change for Information Professionals
RM50045 - Information Security and Risk Management
RM51005 - Electronic Records Management
RM51006 - Sound and Vision: Managing and Preserving Photographs, Film and Sound
RM52001 - Basic Latin for Archivists and Researchers
Contact our Archive and Information Studies enquiry team
+44 (0)1382 386472