Records Management and Digital Preservation MSc

School of Humanities

Learn the fundamental principles and practice of records management and digital preservation for a career in this sector, either in the UK or overseas

Start date

September 2020


60 months max

Study mode

Distance Learning


Dundee City Campus / Online

We teach records management and digital preservation by focusing on the core principles, theory and practice.

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 your understanding of records management and digital preservation practice and tradition. This course will provide you with an in-depth knowledge of the management of current and semi-current records, and give you a thorough understanding of how digital records should be managed, preserved and retrieved.

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.

I took the six modules related to records management and digital preservation as part of a continued education programme provided by my employer. The course was a helpful tool to gain credibility in my new workplace and allowed me to firmly ground my practical work on theoretical foundations.

Jens Kuhn, 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
Questions? Need help?

Contact our Archive and Information Studies enquiry team

+44 (0)1382 385543