The programme provides you with an understanding of contemporary information and records management issues. It pays special attention to the management of digital records and electronic resources, and how to manage these alongside analogue resources.
Why this programme
◾The programme is designed for those with a vocational interest in records management, archives and digital curation. It will prepare you to work in these fields, and give you a thorough grounding for continuing with research. ◾You will complete a two-week work placement in an archive, records management or digital repository. ◾As a graduate you will be eligible to be accredited by both the Archives & Records Association and CILIP (Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals), providing valuable professional recognition in both the archive and library fields.
You will develop skills in the core competencies of archives, records, and information management, creating and managing digital records, digital curation and preservation issues, archival theory, user needs, and description, cataloguing, and navigation.
The programme consists of six courses spread over two semesters. You will take courses in: ◾Archives and records information management ◾Records and evidence ◾Description, cataloguing and navigation ◾Management, curation and preservation of digital materials.
Optional courses include: ◾2D digitisation ◾Law for cultural heritage institutions ◾Archives and records theory ◾Records and the transition to the digital ◾Palaeography ◾Phenomenology.
To graduate with the MSc you will also need to complete a course in research methods and professional studies, and produce a dissertation.
As a graduate, you will be well placed for a career as an archivist, records manager or digital curator within a variety of public and private organisations.
Positions held by recent graduates include Assistant Archivist and Records Manager.