Taught course

Archive and Records Management

Aberystwyth University · Information Management, Libraries and Archives

Entry requirements

2ii Bachelors honours degree or equivalent, plus a minimum of 6 weeks experience in a relevant sector. Non-graduates will be considered individually based on relevant work experience.

Months of entry


Course content

By studying this degree, you will learn professional principles and techniques and acquire the core skills which will enable you to play a part in the preservation, management and exploitation of invaluable informational and historical resources.

This course is designed to prepare you for work in any archive or records management environment. It also provides the professional training required for entry into these professional areas.

A significant proportion of your learning on this course takes place in study visits and fieldwork, where you will need to observe and relate what you have learnt to the practice in a number of recordkeeping environments. Practical experience gained before embarking on the course provides a very important foundation for the training experience of the course itself.

Why study Archive and Records Management at Aberystwyth University?

• hands-on project working with professional archivists
• in-depth study of palaeography using documents in different hands
• medieval and post-medieval palaeography pathways
• training in industry standard cataloguing and preservation software
• intensive dissertation workshop to support research topic identification and develop research skills
• professional conferences, visits and lectures
• 3-4 day study tour in London.

Also available as a 2 year distance learning and a 5 year distance learning course.

Fees and funding

Please see our funding and scholarship calculator.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MA
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    24-60 months
    • Distance learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Sarah Higgins
+44 (0)1970 622188