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University of Dundee

Archives and Records Management (International)

The programme is suitable for information professionals employed in a wide range of fields including records management, legislative compliance, electronic media and records. Some modules, for example, management for information professionals, will benefit a wider range of practitioners, including librarians, museum curators and other information specialists.

Entry requirements

Honours degree at 1st or 2nd Class and relevant experience in a recognised archive. Applicants must be employed or otherwise active (e.g. in a volunteer capacity) in an appropriate professional environment. Alternative qualifications will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Transfer of credit from other study programmes may be possible, subject to the approval of the University of Dundee. IELTS of 7.0 (or equivalent), if the 1st language is not English.

Course modules

The programme combines 4 core modules which provide students with an in-depth knowledge of the theory and practice of the key aspects of archives and records management, with a choice of over 20 optional modules. These are designed to develop students' expertise in areas ranging from Latin to digital preservation and management.

Assessment methods

Essays/reports; contribution to module (through online tasks and discussion board debate); dissertation of 18,000 words.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Distance learning September 2016 - 24 months
MSc Distance learning January 2017 - 24 months
PgCert Distance learning September 2016 - 12 months
PgCert Distance learning January 2017 - 12 months
PgDip Distance learning September 2016 - 24 months
PgDip Distance learning January 2017 - 24 months

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