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Historical Archives (MA)

Course Description


This full-time programme aims to educate students to the principles, attitudes and skills that underpin the professional management of historical archives. It is particularly geared to the ‘sole operator’ who is entrusted with the care and development of archives in voluntary societies, religious institutions, historic houses and other small-scale but important settings. The aim is to educate archivists who will be able to draw up and implement archive management solutions appropriate to such collections.

In addition, the programme aims to give students an understanding of the historical processes that have generated records, the key repositories in which they are held and how to utilise such records in their work as archivists.

See the website https://www.maynoothuniversity.ie/history/our-courses/ma-historical-archives

Minimum English language requirements: please visit Maynooth University International Office website (https://www.maynoothuniversity.ie/international/study-maynooth/postgraduate ) for information about English language tests accepted and required scores. The requirements specified are applicable for both EU and non-EU applicants.

Maynooth University’s TOEFL code is 8850

Course Structure

The programme runs over two semesters and summer modules. The lecturing staff are drawn from the History Department, Library and An Foras Feasa.

Career Options

Graduates of this course will be well equipped to manage the care of historical archive collections in smaller settings. As with other graduates in History, they can expect to find employment across a wide range of administrative, commercial, and other employments.

Find out how to apply here https://www.maynoothuniversity.ie/history/our-courses/ma-historical-archives#tabs-apply

Find information on Scholarships here https://www.maynoothuniversity.ie/study-maynooth/postgraduate-studies/fees-funding-scholarships

Visit the Historical Archives (MA) page on the Maynooth University website for more details!

Entry Requirements

At least second class honours degree or equivalent in History. Holders of a degree of at least three years’ standing in any discipline can be admitted if they have a proven record of interest and involvement in the field of historical archives. Basic computer competence is also required. Candidates may be called for interview, and/ or for an assessment of their computer skills, as part of the selection process. Candidates are expected to be involved first-hand in archival work for the duration. Applicants must have a recognised primary degree which is considered equivalent to Irish university primary degree level.

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