Description

Do you want a career in the archive sector? Join a new MA programme designed and taught in partnership with archival professionals, created to give you practical experience of the archive, from manuscripts to film, sound and digital archives. Co-taught with The Box, Plymouth’s new heritage centre, and with links to local archives and work-based learning, you also learn about current and practical management issues, the varied needs of users and how to communicate through outreach and marketing.

This programme is also available to study part time (6238).

Key features

  • Taught in partnership with The Box, Plymouth’s new heritage centre, with archival professionals as core and optional module teachers and in the placement module.
  • Work-based learning is a key feature of the MA.
  • Digital skills are embedded in all modules.
  • You develop links with local record offices and other archives which will be important for future employment in the archive and heritage sector.
  • The core and optional modules meet practical and current needs (fund-raising, employment law, archival and digital skills) for a range of archive and related jobs.
  • Designed to be an accredited, professional qualification aligned to the Archives and Records Association’s new competencies in core modules. Provisional accreditation for the programme is being sought.

Study Details:

MA 1 year – Full-time, Part-time route available

Module Details:

Core modules

Optional modules

  • Talking History, Preserving the Living Past: Oral History & Archive Practice (ARCHI709)

Programme Funding

From scholarships and loans, to grants from charitable trusts, you can fund your postgraduate study at Plymouth in a number of ways.

Student Destinations

The MA Archival Practice is designed to prepare you for a range of archive and related jobs, including posts with local government, national archives, museums, universities, businesses and charities.

Fees

For fees and funding options, please visit website to find out more

Entry Requirements

You will need to undertake a period (minimum 30 days / 120 hours) of paid or voluntary employment in an archive or records service, or have experience in a post where archive or record management is a substantial responsibility, prior to starting the programme. We are very happy to help with finding a suitable pre-programme placement.

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