Entry requirements

You should normally have a 2:1 Honours degree and relevant work experience to demonstrate your knowledge of the archives and records management profession.

Months of entry


Course content

The Master of Archives and Records Management (MARM) is accredited by the Archives and Records Association as the recognised qualification for archivists and records managers in the UK and Ireland.

You’ll gain the knowledge you need to pursue an archives and records career in research, business, government, academia – indeed anywhere that qualified professionals are needed.

We’ll teach you to work in a way that provides the accountability and transparency demanded for effective public administration or which meets the needs of archive users in the wider cultural and heritage environments.

There’s a strong practical element and you’ll be attached to the Liverpool University Centre for Archive Studies (LUCAS) which coordinates our research and outreach activities.

Teaching takes place in interactive lectures or small-group seminars and workshops as we believe this leads to the best collaboration between students and staff.


  • A deep theoretical and practical understanding of effective management of archives and records, including standards and best practice
  • The accountability and transparency demanded for good governance
  • The processes and techniques required to implement environment-specific, best practice record keeping
  • An introduction to some of the post-medieval legal, financial and administrative vernacular documents which are most commonly encountered in the sector
  • Develop palaeographical skills
  • The concepts, tools and resources required for managing an archive or records management service.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MARM
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

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