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MA Archives and Records Management

Aberystwyth University

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  • Qualification

    MA - Master of Arts

  • Location

    Aberystwyth University

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    04-OCT-21

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

By studying this degree, you will learn professional principles and techniques and acquire the core skills which will enable you to play a part in the preservation, management and exploitation of invaluable informational and historical resources.

This course is designed to prepare you for work in any archive or records management environment. It also provides the professional training required for entry into these professional areas.

A significant proportion of your learning on this course takes place in study visits and fieldwork, where you will need to observe and relate what you have learnt to the practice in a number of recordkeeping environments. Practical experience gained before embarking on the course provides a very important foundation for the training experience of the course itself.

Overview

Department of Information Studies

The department has a well-established international reputation in teaching and research in information studies; studying in a town with a rich information history and range of cultural organisations with which the Department has close links including: the National Library of Wales (one of the UK’s five copyright libraries); the Royal Commission for Ancient and Historical Monuments of Wales; the Welsh Books Council; Ceredigion Archives; and Ceredigion Museum.

Employability

This course will also equip you with a wide range of general work skills such as research, analysis, writing, presentation and management, ensuring your employability is improved across all areas. Upon graduation, you will have proven your abilities in structuring and communicating ideas efficiently, writing for and speaking to a range of audiences, evaluating and organizing information, working effectively with others and working within time frames and to specific deadlines.

Tuition fees

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£ 15,200per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

Aberystwyth University

  • University League Table

    58th

  • Campus address

    Aberystwyth University, Penglais, Aberystwyth, United Kingdom, SY23 3FL, Wales

Welcoming international students since 1872. Over 100 different nationalities are represented on campus, creating a truly multicultural learning environment.
Highly-rated teaching (TEF Gold) and a high rate of graduate employability.
Generous scholarships and bursaries for international students.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    48th out of 123 3

  • Entry standards

    / Max 209
    123 56%

    61st

    30
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    76 76%

    40th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.95 79%

    70th

    50

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