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  Archives and Record Management - MA (5 years distance learning)


Online Aberystwyth University    Information Studies

Part time September MA, PGDip 2 to 5 years distance learning
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Embark on a fascinating journey into the world of archives and record management with our MA programme. Delivered through distance learning over a flexible period of two to five years, this course will equip you with the knowledge and skills necessary to collect, preserve, and provide access to valuable records and archives. Accredited by prestigious organizations such as the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals (CILIP) and the Archives and Records Association (ARA), our programme ensures excellent career prospects in various sectors. With modules covering topics like access and advocacy, collections care, and digital collection development, you'll gain a comprehensive understanding of this vital field. Entry requirements include a 2:2 Bachelor's degree or relevant work experience. Join us and unlock the door to a rewarding career in archives and records management.

About the course

By studying this degree, students will develop the academic and practical knowledge skills needed to collect, preserve, and provide access to records and archives from our earliest surviving manuscripts to born digital records.

This MA or Diploma, accredited by both the UK’s Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals (CILIP) and the Archives and Records Association (ARA), will prepare you for work in any archive or records management environment. Graduates from the course go on to work in a wide range of local, national, and specialist organisations.

This course is delivered via distance learning over a period of two to five years.

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Entry Requirements

2:2 Bachelors (Honours) degree in any subject, or equivalent. Distance learners must demonstrate 3 months (around 400 hours) work experience and be in continued employment or have regular volunteer work in a relevant sector. Non-graduates will be considered individually based on relevant work experience.

English Language Requirements IELTS 6.5 with minimum 5.5 in each component, or equivalent

Other Requirements Applicants should provide details of previous relevant work/volunteer experience, and current position held, at the point of application and include an up-to-date CV.


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