Aberystwyth University

Aberystwyth University

Archive Administration

Students learn professional principles and techniques and acquire the core skills which enable them to play a part in the preservation, management and exploitation of an invaluable informational and historical resource. The course is designed to prepare students for work in any archive or records management environment. It provides the professional training which is required for entry into these professional areas.

Entry requirements

Honours degree with 6 weeks pre-course practical work experience (paid or voluntary) in a record repository under the supervision of a professional archivist or records manager; a working knowledge of Latin; IELTS 6.5 or TOEFL 580 (paper-based), 237 (computer-based); for distance learning: 3 months� practical experience of working with archives required with current role working with archives (for the duration of the course); also required to have pre-defined information communication technology skills and access to a computer and the Internet; IELTS 6.5 or TOEFL 580 (paper-based), 237 (computer-based).

Course modules

Year 1: 80 credits level 1 modules from MG10120 or MG10220 of faculty of art modules. Year 2: professional practice for students of art history; professional practice for students of art history. Year 3: dissertation.

Assessment methods

These include: Coursework; dissertation; reports; essays; presentations.

Sponsorship information

If students have or expect to achieve a 1st Class Honours or very high upper 2nd they can apply for the Professional Preparation Awards Scheme, covering tuition fees and a maintenance allowance of approximately �7,350. Applications should be made to AHRC.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time £ 4,600 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MA Full-time £ 11,250 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
MA Full-time £ 4,600 per Academic year (rest of UK fees (Scottish courses)) 1 years
MA Full-time £ 4,600 per Academic year (EU fees) 1 years
MA Distance learning £ 7,290 per Whole course (overseas fees) 2 years
MA Distance learning £ 7,290 per Whole course (home fees) 2 years
MA Distance learning £ 7,290 per Whole course (rest of UK fees (Scottish courses)) 2 years
MA Distance learning £ 7,290 per Whole course (EU fees) 2 years
PgDip Full-time £ 4,600 per Academic year (home fees) 9 months
PgDip Full-time £ 11,250 per Academic year (overseas fees) 9 months
PgDip Full-time £ 4,600 per Academic year (rest of UK fees (Scottish courses)) 9 months
PgDip Full-time £ 4,600 per Academic year (EU fees) 9 months
PgDip Distance learning £ 7,290 per Academic year (home fees) 24 months
PgDip Distance learning £ 7,290 per Academic year (overseas fees) 24 months
PgDip Distance learning £ 7,290 per Academic year (rest of UK fees (Scottish courses)) 24 months
PgDip Distance learning £ 7,290 per Academic year (EU fees) 24 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Distance Learning
Penglais Campus Aberystwyth SY23 3AR Wales

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Key information

Contact: 
Department of Information Studies
Telephone number: 
01970 622069