Taught course

Archives and Records Management Digital Pathway MARM/PGDipARM

University of Liverpool · School of History

Entry requirements

To apply for MARM you should normally have a first degree in any discipline (UK classification 2.1 or above, or international equivalent). As MARM is a professional qualification, you'll also need to demonstrate your knowledge and understanding 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.

Our innovative Digital Pathway combines core modules from the Master of Archives and Records Management programme, with a wide range of optional modules. This allows for a personalised programme of study, giving students the opportunity to explore digital archives and records in the wider context of the information society, and to develop highly sought-after skills. Optional modules are available from a variety of subject areas across the University: Computing Science, Communications and Media, Architecture and Business and Management Studies.

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. You will also develop a personalised blend of traditional and digital archive skills.

We’ll teach you to work in a way that provides the accountability and transparency demanded for good governance, effective operating public in an organisational context 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.

You can also study this course as a postgraduate diploma (120 credits) over 9 months full-time.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

Dr Alex Buchanan