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Records Management and Digital Preservation

University of Dundee

60 months
6480 GBP/year
6480 GBP/year
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Through the MSc Records Management and Digital Preservation from University of Dundee you can learn the fundamental principles and practice of records management and digital preservation for a career in this sector, either in the UK or overseas



At the MSc Records Management and Digital Preservation from University of Dundee, we teach records management and digital preservation by focusing on the core principles, theory and practice.

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 your understanding of records management and digital preservation practice and tradition. This course will provide you with an in-depth knowledge of the management of current and semi-current records, and give you a thorough understanding of how digital records should be managed, preserved and retrieved.

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.


Our courses are designed to produce graduates capable of progressing in a career within the record management and digital preservation sectors.

Our graduates could go on to work as:

  • records managers
  • digital archivists
  • digital collection managers/developers
  • digital preservation specialists
  • knowledge manager
  • privacy officers
  • data loss prevention officers
  • internal auditor
  • cybersecurity officers
  • information governance officers
  • consultants

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


All CAIS programmes are accredited by the UK Archives and Records Association and The Records and Information Management (RIM) Professionals Australasia

Programme Structure

Modules include:

  • Principles and Practice of Records Management
  • Management and Preservation of Digital Records
  • Metadata Standards and Information Taxonomies
  • The Theory and Context of Recordkeeping
  • Electronic Records Management
  • Archive Services, Access & Preservation

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 60 months

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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.
  • You will also need to be employed or active as a volunteer in a professional archive for a minimum of 1/2 day a week and have appropriate prior experience.
  • Alternative qualifications may be considered on a case by case basis. Transfer of credit from other study programmes may be possible by arrangement.

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.
  • £ 3,240 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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