Course Comparison

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

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

Or an ordinary degree,  foundation degree, higher national diploma or university diploma, accompanied  by substantial experience in an appropriate field. References from previous university, employer or similar

If you possess overseas qualifications you can check their comparability with the UK equivalent through UK NARIC, who provide an advisory service.

International students: IELTS score of 6.5 overall (with a minimum of 5.5 in each element). English language requirements. We welcome applicants with international qualifications. To view other accepted qualifications please refer to our tariff glossary.

A 2:1 or first class BA (Hons) degree in a relevant discipline (or equivalent overseas qualification) and 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 placement. 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.

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 situation pre-course placements are impacted. If you are interested in the MA Archival Practice Programme and you currently have not been able to undertake or complete the usual placement experience, please contact Rebecca.emmett@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.