Dual Master of Arts in Heritage Studies: Archival and Information Studies

University of Amsterdam

Program Description

Dual Master of Arts in Heritage Studies: Archival and Information Studies

University of Amsterdam

The Dual Master's programme Archival and Information Studies focus on Archival Studies, treating contemporary archival theory and practice, training archivists in the science and craft of record-keeping, and providing insight into the archives of the past and future.

Archiving the everyday

The computational turn has fundamentally changed the way people and institutions produce, use, collect, share, and keep information. Data is the vital fuel for a growing number of applications in daily life and has become a fundamental human resource, similar to food, energy or transportation. The result is a fragmentation and personalisation of data-creation and data-use.

What are the implications of these developments for information management and record-keeping? How can we keep relevant information accessible in time? How does the data-driven culture transform societal values such as transparency and privacy? And how do we keep the archives of the past connected to the needs of the present? These questions are central to the Dual Master in Archival Studies.

Archival and Information Studies: Archival Studies at the University of Amsterdam

Archival and Information Studies: Archival Studies is an 18-month professional Master's programme that covers the full spectrum of the field and serves as an academic preparation for the profession. It treats contemporary archival theory and practice, trains archivists in the science and craft of recordkeeping, and provides insight into the archives of the past and future.

The programme offers you the unique opportunity to develop your practical experience in the field through an internship. The internship will allow you to get acquainted with the practices and challenges of recordkeeping and archiving in the 21st century, and apply the specialist knowledge and theoretical reflection of your coursework to a professional context.

One-year programme

The UvA also offers a one-year programme in Archival and Information Studies that is focused on Information Studies. For more information, see:

Degree certificate

Archival and Information Studies: Archival Studies is a programme of the accredited Master's degree programme Heritage Studies. Upon successful completion of this programme, you will receive a legally accredited Master's degree in Heritage Studies and the title Master of Arts (MA).

With an additional 30 ECTS in the field of history, law or public administration, students can obtain the Archivistiek A certificate which is required for some positions in the Netherlands.

Career prospects

The Dual Master's programme in Archival Studies prepares you for a career in the world of archiving in the broadest possible sense.

There is a growing need in many areas of the public and private sector for a better understanding of selection, retrieval, sustainability and archiving of all kinds of records and data. The Dual Master’s programme provides a critical skill-set that is required to connect relevant insights from multiple disciplines and professional fields and apply them in practical situations.

As a graduate of the programme, you will be qualified for research/policy-related, coordinating and strategic consultancy professions in areas such as archives, information analysis or data managing in institutional and private archives, heritage centres, museums, libraries, and creative industries and business.

This school offers programs in:
  • English


Last updated October 14, 2018
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Sept. 2019
Duration
Duration
18 months
Part time
Full time
Price
Price
2,060 EUR
The tuition fees for the academic year 2018-2019 are: EU/EEA students €2,060 per year; non-EU/EEA students €14,740 per year. Additional fees may apply.
Information
Deadline
Mar. 1, 2019
Locations
Netherlands - Amsterdam, North Holland
Start date : Sept. 2019
Application deadline Mar. 1, 2019
End date Request Info
Dates
Sept. 2019
Netherlands - Amsterdam, North Holland
Application deadline Mar. 1, 2019
End date Request Info