Course Comparison

Course
MA Archival Practice MA Maritime History
Award
Master of Arts - MA Master of Arts - MA
Duration
1 year 1 year
Assessment breakdown
- -
Course type
Full-time, Part-time route available Full-time, Part-time route available
Placement
- -
Location
Plymouth Plymouth
Provider
School of Society and Culture School of Society and Culture
Entry requirements

A 2:1 or first class BA (Hons) degree in a relevant discipline (or equivalent overseas qualification) and ideally a period (minimum 30 days / 120 hours) of paid or voluntary employment in an archive or records service, or experience in a post where archive or record management is a substantial responsibility. Applicants meeting these criteria are interviewed by a practising member of the profession in the selection process.

We are very happy to help with finding a suitable pre-programme experience. If you would like to discuss options or if you have any questions about the programme or the admissions process, please contact rebecca.emmett@plymouth.ac.uk.

As we come out of the COVID-19 pandemic, the opportunities for pre-course placements may still be limited. If you are interested in the MA Archival Practice Programme for 2022 - 2023 and you have not been able to undertake or complete the usual duration of placement experience, please contact james.r.gregory@plymouth.ac.uk to discuss the situation further.

English language requirements. 

We welcome applicants with international qualifications. To view other accepted qualifications please refer to our tariff glossary.

An honours degree in history or a related subject, or a professional qualification recognised as being equivalent to a degree. 

Other qualifications accompanied by substantial experience in an appropriate field may also be considered. Non-standard applications are considered on a case-by-case basis.

Graduates from other disciplines will be considered on an individual basis. References from previous university, employer or similar.

Accreditation of Prior Learning will be considered, where appropriate, on a case-by-case basis and in line with the University’s Academic Regulations.

International students: IELTS score of 6.5 or equivalent. English language requirements. We welcome applicants with international qualifications. To view other accepted qualifications please refer to our tariff glossary.