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MA Archives and Records Management

 Course Level
Masters / PG
 Type
Full Time

 Duration
1 Year
 Start month
September

 Tuition fee

International
18670 GBP
National
9020 GBP
EU
9020 GBP

Application fee

International 75 GBP
National 75 GBP
EU 75 GBP
Department
Information Studies
Scores accepted
IELTS (min)6.5
TOEFL-IBT (min)92

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About this course

The Archives and Records Management MA provides the skills and knowledge that are needed by new entrants to the profession in the United Kingdom and abroad. Students learn to manage and preserve records created in the present and those inherited from the past for use in the present and future.

  • UCL boasts one of the longest-established archive education programmes in the UK. It is taught by leading experts in the field, drawing on their innovative research as well as extensive practical experience of archives and records work.
  • Students benefit from UCL's location close to many records management services, and the grouping of historical archives in any city in the English-speaking world.
  • The programme hosts an impressive range of visiting speakers, organises frequent field visits to a wide variety of working environments and a two week placement, all of which provide unique occasions to network and create professional links with key players in the sector.
  • Student / staff ratios › 21 staff › 220 taught students › 28 research students

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Eligibility Criteria

Normal requirements for admission are a minimum of a second class UK Bachelor's degree or equivalent, and also a substantial period of paid or voluntary employment (usually equivalent to about a year) in an established archive or records service, or experience in a post where management of archives or records is a substantial part of the postholder's responsibility.

English Language Requirements
If your education has not been conducted in the English language, you will be expected to demonstrate evidence of an adequate level of English proficiency.

The English language level for this programme is: Good

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Course Modules

Core modules

  • Concepts and Contexts (30 credits, taught across two terms)
  • Creation and Capture
  • Curation and Stewardship
  • The Record-keeping Professional
  • Access and Use of Archives and Records

Options include:

  • Advanced Preservation
  • Digital Resources in the Humanities
  • Introduction to Digital Curation
  • English Historical Frameworks
  • Manuscript Studies
  • Oral History: from Creation to Curation
  • Reading and Interpretation of Archives from 1500
  • Standards for Digital Recordkeeping

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How to Apply

Please read carefully the following application process guidelines, if you are considering applying to graduate taught programmes at UCL.

1. Identify the degree programme at UCL you wish to study
All graduate taught programmes offered at UCL are listed in the taught degrees section.


2. Check the entry requirements
Check that you meet the entry requirements for the programme you are interested in:

  • View academic entry requirements in the relevant programme entry of the Graduate Prospectus
  • Find out which qualifications UCL accepts from other countries (select your country from the map)
  • Check UCL’s English language proficiency requirements, if your previous education has not been conducted in English.
  • If you have additional questions, a contact name, telephone number and email address is given for each programme on the relevant page of the Graduate Prospectus.

3. Check application deadlines

  • Check application deadlines for your programme of interest. Please note that programmes close at 5pm London time on the date advertised.
  • In general, you should apply as soon as you can as many programmes fill up before the deadline. If the programme is full it will not appear as an option in the online application system
  • Consider funding application deadlines, if this applies to you.

4. Submit your application online

  • Apply directly to UCL for most graduate programmes
  • Apply for Teacher Training programmes
  • You must submit your application yourself and not via an agency.
  • Applications must be supported by:
  • two references from people who are able to comment on your suitability for the programme for which you are applying;
  • transcripts (in English) for all qualifications that are relevant to your application;
  • English language certificate (if applicable)
  • See a list of what you need to apply.
  • Please note that references must be received within two weeks of the programme deadline in order for you to have the best chance of being considered.

5. Await decision
You will be able to track the progress of your application via the UCL Applicants Portal (log-in required).

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