Taught course

Archives and Records Management

University of Dundee · School of Humanities

Entry requirements

You'll need to be:

  • a graduate with a with an Honours degree or above in an appropriate discipline and
  • be employed or active as a volunteer in a professional archive for a minimum of half a day per week and have appropriate prior experience.

Months of entry

January, May, September

Course content

We teach archives and records management by focusing on the core principles, theory, and practice that underpin these disciplines.

Our focus is very much on a mix of the theoretical and the practical. You must be working or volunteering in an appropriate professional environment both prior to and throughout your studies so you can apply what you are learning. As part of this course, you will research and write a dissertation on a topic of your own interest.

You will develop an understanding of record keeping practice and tradition. You'll gain an in-depth knowledge of the management of archives and will learn to apply this knowledge either in the public sector or in commercial or specialist environments. We'll also give you a comprehensive training in the creation and management of current and semi-current records.

You’ll receive a lot of online content right from the start and benefit from our flexible teaching model that allows students to take semesters off and learn from subject experts.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MLitt
    full time
    30-60 months
    • Online learningis available for this qualification
    30-60 months
    • Online learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    30-60 months
    • Online learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Mr Craig Gauld
+44 (0)1382 385543