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MA Archive Administration

MA Archive Administration

Aberystwyth University

Penglais Campus, Aberystwyth, United Kingdom
  • QS World University Rankings
    541-550
  • Degree MA
  • Study Level Masters
  • Study Mode Online
  • Duration 24 months
This MA course is identical to the 5 year version (P194D) but the pace of progress is more intense to satisfy the regulations of the UK Postgraduate Master's Loan. Archival material is unique and irreplaceable; its range infinite and inexhaustible. Often described as the 'documentary heritage' or the 'raw material of history', it has a significant dual role: on the one hand it offers a wealth of source material in the context of culture and heritage, supporting popular interest in family and local history and many areas of academic study; on the other it has a significant legal function in providing evidence of past decisions, practices and policies. By studying archive administration at postgraduate level, students will learn professional principles and techniques and acquire the core skills which will enable them to play a part in the preservation, management and exploitation of an invaluable informational and historical resource. This course is designed to provide individuals already working in an archive or records management environment, with the training that will equip them with the skills, knowledge and professional qualification to further their career at a professional level. This professional course is accredited at Diploma and Masters level by the Archives and Records Association (formerly Society of Archivists).