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  • Qualification

    Postgraduate Certificate

  • Location

    Run at the client site in the region of United Kingdom

  • Study mode

    Distance / Online

  • Start date

    SEP-21, JAN-22, MAY-22

  • Duration

    30 months

Course summary

This course covers the fundamental principles and practice of archives. We teach archives by focusing on the core principles, theory, and practice that underpin this discipline. Our focus is very much on a mix of the theoretical and the practical. You must be working or volunteering in an appropriate professional environment both prior to and throughout your studies so you can apply what you are learning. You will gain knowledge of the management of archives and the ability to apply this knowledge in the public sector or in commercial or specialist environments.

Topics covered include:

  • the services users require and how we can facilitate and increase use
  • the best ways to promote our collections, looking at websites, digitisation, outreach, publicity, and educational activities
  • threats to the preservation of archives and practical ways in which these can be removed

You’ll receive a lot of online content right from the start and benefit from our flexible teaching model that allows students to take semesters off and learn from subject experts.


The PG Cert will enable you to work in the archival sector, perhaps as an archival assistant, for example, but it is not the professionally-recognised qualification. The Archives and Records Association stipulates that the professional Postgraduate qualification is the Postgraduate Diploma or Masters.

Application deadline

11 July 2021, 14 November 2021, 13 March 2022

Tuition fees

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University information

University of Dundee

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  • Campus address

    University of Dundee, Nethergate, Dundee, Dundee, City Of, DD1 4HN, Scotland

With over 16,000 students and 3,000 staff representing around 150 different countries across the world, the University of Dundee is a truly global institution.
Dundee offers a wide range of disciplines within a friendly and integrated community, to create a unique student experience.
A range of scholarships are available to help international students get the most from their studies.

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