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The Archives and Records Management MA provides the skills and knowledge that are needed by new entrants to the profession in the United Kingdom. Students learn to manage records created in the present and those inherited from the past, and also to maintain and preserve records for use in the future. What and how will I learn? The programme focuses on written records and archives, in both digital and hard copy format. Students learn to manage, organise, interpret and provide access to a wide range of records and archives, with equal emphasis given to the management of records for business purposes, and to their preservation and use for historical research. Degree Structure Students undertake courses to the value of 180 credits. The programme consists of seven core courses (105 credits), one optional course (15 credits) and a research dissertation (60 credits). A Postgraduate Diploma (120 credits, full-time nine months or flexible study 2-5 years) is offered. Core Modules Access: Policies and Practice Archival Description Management Skills Preservation Principles of Archives and Records Management Reading and Interpretation of Archives from 1500 Records Management Dissertationreport All MA students undertake an independent research project which culminates in a dissertation of 12,000-15,000 words. Options Advanced Preservation Database Systems Analysis and Design Electronic Publishing English Historical Frameworks English Medieval Archives 1100?1500 Historical Bibliography Manuscript Studies Medieval Latin (Beginners) Web Publishing Encoded Archival Description and Digitisation of Archives Individual Approved Study Records Management and Information Policy Compliance Digital Resources in the Humanities Further details available on subject website: http:www.ucl.ac.ukinfostudiesteachingprogrammesarmarchives-programme The programme is delivered through a combination of lectures, seminars, computer laboratory practicals and classroom practicals, with a strong emphasis on informal teaching and the acquisition of practical skills. Assessment is through a mixture of essays, reports, and practical assignments such as website design and the creation of indexing tools. Why should I study this degree at UCL? Archives management at UCL is one of the longest-established archive education programmes in the English-speaking world. Taught by leading experts in the field, the programme draws on staff's involvement in innovative projects as well as their extensive practical experience of archives and records work. Students benefit from UCL's central London location. The programme boasts an impressive range of visiting speakers and frequent opportunities for structured field visits to study archives and records management. London hosts not only a large number of records management services, but also the broadest and finest grouping of historical archives in any city in the English-speaking world. Your future career The MA and Diploma are accredited by the Society of Archivists and are widely recognised by employers throughout the UK as entry-level professional qualifications. Places of employment of recent students include: British Library - Department of Manuscripts, Exeter University Library, Guildhall Library, HSBC Group Archives, Institute of Actuaries, Institute of Education, International Records Management Trust, London Metropolitan Archives, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London South Bank University, National Archives, Royal Society of Arts and the Victoria and Albert Museum. Entry Requirements A minimum of a second-class Bachelor's degree in a relevant discipline from a UK university or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard. Normally a year (or more) of paid or voluntary employment in an archive or records service, or in a post with management responsibility for archives or records. How to apply Applications for the Diploma or MA programmes must be submitted by 15 December in the year preceding th
The Archives and Records Management MA provides the skills and knowledge that are needed by new entrants to the profession in the United Kingdom. Students learn to manage records created in the present and those inherited from the past, and also to maintain and preserve records for use in the future. What and how will I learn? The programme focuses on written records and archives, in both digital and hard copy format. Students learn to manage, organise, interpret and provide access to a wi...