Course Comparison

Course
MA Archival Practice ResM History
Award
Master of Arts - MA Research Masters - ResM
Duration
1 year 3 years
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.

UK/EU 

A 2:1 or first-class honours degree from a UK university or equivalent, or a professional qualification recognised as equivalent to a degree.  Other qualifications accompanied by substantial experience in an appropriate field may also be considered. Non-standard applications will be considered on a case by case basis.

You are also required to submit a research proposal.

International

Please view the country specific pages for further information regarding the equivalency of your degree. International applicants will be required to provide evidence of their English language ability, for example by achieving an IELTS score of 6.5 overall (with a minimum of 5.5 in each element) or equivalent. Pre-sessional English language courses are available if you do not meet these requirements.

Scholarships

Scholarships and bursaries are available for postgraduate taught programmes.