Studyportals placeholder

Records Management and Digital Preservation, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 30 months
University rank #302 (QS) ,
Working or hoping to work in Records Management and Digital Preservation? Gain a professional qualification accepted in the UK and overseas with the Records Management and Digital Preservation programme offered by University of Dundee. 


The Records Management and Digital Preservation course from University of Dundee is aimed at those wishing to work, or currently working, in records management and digital recordkeeping. 

The courses provide

  • a professional education in the theory and practice of records management and digital recordkeeping
  • an in-depth knowledge of the processes necessary for the management of records and digital objects.
  • an understanding of recordkeeping practice and tradition and its relationship with digital information
  • flexible, supported and interactive study
  • modules taught by experts in their field
  • the opportunity to develop research skills and expertise during the preparation of the masters dissertation
  • the ability to gain a professional qualification whilst working


The requirement to be working or volunteering prior to, and throughout the duration of, the course gives students a distinct advantage in terms of appropriate work experience. The course itself is a mixture of theory and practice, and enables direct application of learning within the workplace. The dissertation gives students the opportunity to specialise in a particular area of direct benefit to employers.

Programme Structure

Courses 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
  • Principles and Practice of Records Management
  • Management and Preservation of Digital Records

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 30 months
    • Duration description
      30-60 Months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

    Schedule IELTS

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

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

  • International

    7620 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7620 GBP per year and a duration of 30 months.
  • EU/EEA

    7620 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7620 GBP per year and a duration of 30 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

Living costs for Dundee

  • 787 - 1500 GBP/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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.

The Global Study Awards: get funded with up to £10,000 to study abroad

Together with the ISIC Association and British Council IELTS, Studyportals offers you the chance to receive up to £10000 to expand your horizon and study abroad. We want to ultimately encourage you to study abroad in order to experience and explore new countries, cultures and languages.


Did you know you can compare your wishlisted programmes with our new Comparison tool?