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MA in Archives & Records Management


MA in Archives and Records Management

The MA in Archives and Records Management aims 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 has long standing accreditation from the Archives and Records Association UK and Ireland and is the benchmark qualification for work as a record keeper in Ireland and abroad.
It can be taken on a full or part time basis.

You can download the MA Prospectus 2024-2025.

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

The MA Archives & Records Management is a thorough, well-structured course that provides an excellent foundation for starting a career in those fields. The professors and guest lecturers are experts in their subjects, and very engaging and supportive.  Dr. Mullins has been very proactive in staying in touch since we finished the course, sharing job postings and other opportunities--this was particularly welcome given the challenge of looking for work during the COVID-19 crisis. In my current role in records management, I often refer back to material we covered in class to refresh my knowledge and ensure that I am in line with best practice, ISO standards etc. 

Ashley Williams

MA Archives and Records Management 2019/2020

For information on fees and how to apply please follow this link.

What You Will Need for Your Application

Applicants are required to provide the following in their applications:

  • An academic writing sample, eg. an essay (there is no word limit)
  • A most recent transcript
  • Contact details of two academic referees (professors who taught you)
  • Two written academic references outlining your academic history, interest and performance in class.
  • A letter of motivation/personal statement
  • An application fee
  • An English language test score (if English is not your first language). Please follow this link for more information.