Research course

Archives and Records Management

Institution
University of Liverpool · University of Liverpool
Qualifications
MPhilPhD

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

January, December, November, October, September, August, July, June, May, April, March, February

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 and course duration

MPhil

full time
12 months

PhD

full time
36 months

Course contact details

Name
PG Recruitment
Email
pgrecruitment@liverpool.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)151 794 5927