Course Comparison

Course MA Maritime 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. 

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.

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.