MA in Archives and Records Management

The MA in Archives and Records Management is the only professionally accredited course of its kind in Ireland. Its main objective is to provide a recognised qualification for those wishing to work as archivists in archives services and in organisations which require professional expertise in corporate record services. It can be taken on a full or part time basis.

You can download a prospectus here

This prospectus is divided into three parts:

1. Objectives, structure, syllabus

2. Entry requirements, procedures, fees, accommodation and participation

3. General information on the professional archivist and archives as a career


To apply, you should print out the Step 2 Form and follow the instructions on the PDF.


Progression to the M.A. Archives and Records Management

The UCD School of History is committed to facilitating the progression of those who hold a recognised graduate Diploma in Archival Studies, Higher Diploma in Archival Studies or their equivalent to the professionally accredited qualification of M.A. Archives and Records Management.

Under the UCD policy on the accreditation of prior learning students are allowed 45 transfer credits from the successful completion of the Higher Diploma in Archival Studies. This represents 50% of the M.A. requirements.  To progress to the M.A. students require another 45 credits. This is usually achieved by completing a dissertation and related research skills module. The MA Progression programme is structured to facilitate those working and/or based outside Dublin and requires attendance on campus for just four full days in the Autumn semester.

For more details, see the progression information document here.

To apply, you should print out the Step 2 Form here and follow the instructions contained in the PDF.  


If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact either:  Elizabeth Mullins (with subject header: MA Archives and Records Management) +353 1 716 7545 or Jennifer O’Reilly (with subject header: MA Archives and Records Management) + 353 1 716 7549