Entry requirements

For research we similarly expect candidates to normally hold a UK first degree in the first or 2:1 class in a relevant subject, and most successful candidates will also have an academic or professional master's qualification.

Months of entry


Course content

Recordkeeping is as old as civilisation itself indeed it has often been seen as a prerequisite for the development and organisation of communities and states. Today, effective records and information management is just as crucial; as technology continues to expand the potential for information creation and knowledge exchange, it's vital to ensure that the knowledge and skills to manage those processes are available.

Subject Overview
Records and information have to be managed in order to ensure that there is access to them for as long as required and for a multiplicity of purposes and different kinds of users. Many of these uses lie in the future yet still have to be provided for: records created now may be need for research in a hundred and maybe a thousand years, just as records created a millennium ago are still used and usable today.

Records and archives research thus legitimately concerns any area of human activity. It might be described as comprising the investigation into, development of, professional methodologies, models, frameworks and standards, ethics and professional practice, user needs, roles and responsibilities, legal, compliance and governance issues, metadata, data integrity and exchange and preservation management.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MPhil
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • PhD
    full time
    36 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

PG Recruitment
+44 (0)151 794 5927