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MA/PGDip in International Archives, Records and Information Governance (part time, distance)

Organisation
Aberystwyth University
Location
Students on all courses are required to attend Study Schools in Aberystwyth. For most students this means attending three schools of approximately 4-5 days duration each year. For the rest of the time you will work through specially designed self-study module packs supported by online learning materials.
Country

United Kingdom

Language
English
Learning Objectives
Core (60 Credits) Core modules that must be taken

Semester 1
Research In The Profession DSM1810

Records Management DSM2920

Digital Records DSM4910

Studies In Management DSM7720

Semester 2
Core (30 Credits) Core modules for the Records Management Pathway

Core (40 Credits) Core modules for the Information Management Pathway

Core (40 Credits) Core modules for the International Archives Pathway

Options You must take either 20 or 30 credits from the following option modules to make up the required 120 credits

Core (60 Credits) This is a core module and must be taken
Training Fee
http://www.aber.ac.uk/en/postgrad/funding-fees/all-fees/
Target Audience1
Managerial , Practical
Website
http://courses.aber.ac.uk/postgraduate/International-Archives-Records-and-Information-Management-Masters/
Contact E-Mail
armstaff@aber.ac.uk
Date
Ongoing

Core modules in Digital Records and Asset Management optional modules in Digital Information, Digital Preservation, Records and Information Governance - depending on the pathway chosen.

This course in International Archives, Records and Information Management is also available at Diploma or Certificate level.

By studying international archives, records and information management at postgraduate level, you will learn professional principles and techniques and acquire the core skills which will enable you to play a part in the management and exploitation of an invaluable informational resource which underpins organisational success.

The Masters in International Archives, Records and Information Management is designed to provide you with the necessary range of knowledge and skills in appropriate areas. The course offers three pathways: Archives Management, Records Management, and Information Management and aims to foster the ability to communicate across different levels of an organisation and with fellow information professionals. Furthermore, while it provides a sound foundation upon which a specific career can be built, it also equips you to be both innovative and flexible in a range of employment opportunities which require transferable skills.

Duration:
Two - Five years by distance learning. April and September intakes annually.

On average you should expect to spend 10-15 hours a week studying.

Contact Time:
Students on all courses are required to attend Study Schools in Aberystwyth. For most students this means attending three schools of approximately 4-5 days duration each year. For the rest of the time you will work through specially designed self-study module packs supported by online learning materials.

Assessment:
The progamme is assssed on the basis of coursework in part One and the dissertation in Part Two. A variety of assignments in Part One, including reports, essays, presebtations and case studies enable you to relate theoretical knowledge to your own workplace.

Entry Requirements:
A good honours degree (in any discipline) at undergraduate level
Be employed in an archive service environment and have at least three months practical experience of working with archives
Candidates with equivalent experience and qualifications will be considered.

English Language Requirements:
If you have a Bachelor’s degree from a UK University, you do not need to take an English proficiency test.

Non-native English speakers who do not meet this requirement must take a University-recognised test of academic English language proficiency. For further information please see our English Language requirements page. http://www.aber.ac.uk/en/postgrad/howtoapply/before-you-apply/english-language/

1. Based on DPOE audience levels.

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