Taught course

Archives and Records Management (International)

University of Dundee · School of Humanities

Entry requirements

Honours degree at first or second-class and at least 60 hours relevant archival experience in a recognised archive. Applicants must be employed or otherwise active (e.g. in a volunteer capacity) in an archive or records management environment. Alternative qualifications will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Transfer of credit from other study programmes may be possible, subject to the approval of the university.

Months of entry

January, September, May

Course content

The Archives and Records Management programme is aimed at those wishing to work, or currently working, in the archives and records management sector either in the UK or overseas. It is accredited by the Archives and Records Association UK and Ireland and by the Records and Information Management Professionals Australia and provides a professional qualification. There are exit points at Masters and Diploma level, a postgraduate Certificate is also available.

The range of modules offered ensure students are equipped to work in a variety of environments including traditional archive offices, the digital sector, national or international contexts, and for public, private or commercial bodies.

Key features

  • core modules and a wide choice of optional modules
  • all content delivered online in a fully supported environment
  • expert tutors with a wide range of practical and research experience
  • no exams, continuous assessment through tasks, essays and reports
  • regular feedback from tutors, discussions with other students and support from administrative staff
  • initial study school in Dundee and additional optional visits to archives
  • at least 15 hours a week study time required

Fees and funding

Employers or self-funding.

Qualification and course duration


distance learning
24 months

Course contact details

+44 (0)1382 385543
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