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Archives and Records Management

University of Dundee

60 months
6480 GBP/year
6480 GBP/year
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At the MLitt Archives and Records Management from University of Dundee you will study the fundamental principles and practice of archives and records management so that you can work in a professional capacity in the UK and internationally.



At the MLitt Archives and Records Management from University of Dundee we teach archives and records management by focusing on the core principles, theory, and practice that underpin these disciplines.

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. As part of this course, you will research and write a dissertation on a topic of your own interest.

You will develop an understanding of record keeping practice and tradition. You'll gain an in-depth knowledge of the management of archives and will learn to apply this knowledge either in the public sector or in commercial or specialist environments. We'll also give you a comprehensive training in the creation and management of current and semi-current records.

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.


We offer a wide range of core and optional modules, meaning that you can tailor your qualification to your own interests.

Content is available online and you will work through it carrying out a series of assessed, self-study, and group tasks. You will be given the opportunity to communicate with your fellow students via the discussion board and to work on embedded source material.

You will always have a subject expert as your tutor and many tutors will also offer voluntary webinar sessions.

You will be given the opportunity to compare and contrast best practice against where you work or volunteer and to conduct research that interests you when undertaking your dissertation.


Our graduates could go on to work as:

  • archivists
  • records managers
  • information compliance officers
  • heritage managers
  • outreach and education officers
  • community engagement officers
  • oral history project managers
  • audio-visual archivists
  • heritage consultants
  • special collections managers

Graduates have also gone on to undertake Doctoral research and careers in academia.


Accredited by the Archives and Records Association UK and Ireland and by Records and Information Management Professionals Australia

Programme Structure

Modules include:

  • Archive Services, Access and Preservation
  • Principles and Practice of Records Management
  • The Theory and Context of Record Keeping
  • Archive Management: Principles and Practice
  • Cataloguing in a Digital Age
  • Management and Preservation of Digital Records

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 60 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits



Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

You'll need to be:

  • a graduate with a with an Honours degree or above in an appropriate discipline and
  • be employed or active as a volunteer in a professional archive for a minimum of half a day per week and have appropriate prior experience.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    6480 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 3240 GBP per semester during 60 months.
  • National

    6480 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 3240 GBP per semester during 60 months.
  • per 60 credits
  • £2,010 for dissertation


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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