MA Programs in Archival Science

Compare 10 Master of Art Programs in Archival Science

Archival Science

A master’s degree provides students with detailed study of a given field of interest. This advanced-level degree, which can take anywhere from one to four years to complete, tends to yield greater career opportunities and job prospects for graduates.

What is an MA in Archival Science? This master’s program provides specialized study in archival processes and theory, which includes research, appraisal and records management. To this end, most courses of study cover the art of storing, preserving and cataloging recorded materials. Digital databases, digitization and electronic records management are also often addressed. In addition, most programs have students choose a focus area for further research for pointed expertise. Finally, the curriculum may require students to write and defend a thesis before graduation.

Graduates with an MA in Archival Science tend to be highly organized individuals that exhibit great attention to detail. This type of advanced-level degree channels these attributes and further refines them for practical application in the field.

The costs of earning an MA in Archival Science vary depending on the school and its location. It is important to contact the school of your choice directly in order to better ascertain exact program costs.

Those who earn an MA in Archival Science go on to rewarding careers as archivists, digital asset and records managers and privacy and access specialists. Typical industries and organizations that hire graduates with this degree include large and small museums, insurance companies and numerous manufacturing companies. Recent job-growth statistics have shown that graduates with this type of degree will experience exponential marketability in the near future.

There are numerous opportunities to earn an MA in Archival Science both in the United States and around the world. Many schools also offer online programs, which is a good option for working professionals or for those who live in remote areas. To get started, search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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MA in Library and Information Management

Manchester Metropolitan University
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 3 years September 2019 United Kingdom Manchester + 1 more

Recognised and approved by the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals (CILIP), this route prepares graduates of all disciplines for a career in the modern information society and its industries. [+]

Overview

Recognised and approved by the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals (CILIP), this route prepares graduates of all disciplines for a career in the modern information society and its industries.

The taught element is equivalent to a postgraduate diploma, and as a professional qualification enables progression to Chartership in your first professional post. Your study will focus on the principles for the organisation, retrieval and accessibility of information and on the strategic management of information organisations, such as libraries, the information landscape, for example online and on the web, and on the development of library services of all kinds. Successful completion of a dissertation develops your knowledge of the field and skills as a researcher resulting in the award of MA. You may undertake a placement, which we will help you to source, in information units, libraries and other relevant centres, including large corporations, local government, the National Health Service, financial and legal services. This will provide networking opportunities within the library, information and media industries.... [-]


MA in Anthropology & Museum Practice

Goldsmiths, University of London
Campus Full time 1 year September 2019 United Kingdom London

Fusing Goldsmiths' academic excellence and professional training from the Horniman Museum, the MA in Anthropology & Museum Practice provides you with a uniquely comprehensive set of skills. [+]

Fusing Goldsmiths' academic excellence and professional training from the Horniman Museum, the MA in Anthropology & Museum Practice provides you with a uniquely comprehensive set of skills.

This degree draws on expertise in the Department of Anthropology at Goldsmiths, in partnership with The Horniman Museum and Gardens, to deliver a unique opportunity to develop both your academic knowledge and practical professional skills.

Whether you're a mid-career professional looking to expand your subject expertise in anthropology, or an anthropologist looking to move into the museum sector, the course will provide you with the skills and knowledge required to be a confident, knowledgeable and professional practitioner in the anthropology and museum sector.... [-]


MA Museum Studies

The George Washington University - Columbian College of Arts & Sciences
Campus Full time September 2019 USA Washington

The Museum Studies Program at GW combines traditional academic training in academic subjects together with museum practices and practical museum experience–a combination that is necessary to begin a successful museum career. [+]

The Museum Studies Program at GW combines traditional academic training in academic subjects together with museum practices and practical museum experience–a combination that is necessary to begin a successful museum career.

Location

Its location in Washington, DC, the museum capital of the world, allows students to gain practical working experience through the program's affiliation with more than 60 museums and cultural organizations.

Quality

The program's reputation for excellence is based on exceptional faculty, a demanding academic curriculum, and a strong internship program. More than 800 alumni work in museums, historic sites, and houses, federal agencies and related nonprofit organizations all over the world.... [-]


MA in Communication & Information Studies

University of Groningen
Campus Full time 12 months February 2019 Netherlands Groningen

Communication is everywhere. Think of commercials, Facebook and TV. Professionals carefully plan what type of information people come across. Like to learn more? Then this programme is for you. [+]

Programme options

Communicatiekunde (track)

Communication is everywhere. Think of commercials, Facebook and TV. Professionals carefully plan what type of information people come across. Like to learn more? Then this programme is for you. N.B. The courses in this programme are mainly taught in Dutch, this is not an international MA-programme.

This track is part of the Master's degree programme in Communication and Information Science.

The proliferation and development of technology have created an abundance of possibilities for communication. Therefore, it makes sense to analyse the different sort of communication processes.

In the Mater's track in Communication Studies, the focus is on language, language use and communication through diverse media. Communication Studies investigates the communication processes and products from a discourse-perspective. This means that interaction is central to this approach.... [-]


Master of Arts in Filmculture: Archiving, Programming, Presentation

Goethe University Frankfurt
Campus Full time 4 semesters October 2018 Germany Frankfurt

This is a program of study in Film Culture which is unique in this form in Germany: Archiving, programming, presentation educates highly qualified scientific personnel for institutions of film and media culture with the main area of focus in the fields of archiving, preparation and mediation of AV media format. [+]

This is a program of study in Film Culture which is unique in this form in Germany: Archiving, programming, presentation educates highly qualified scientific personnel for institutions of film and media culture with the main area of focus in the fields of archiving, preparation and mediation of AV media format.

Building on the deepened knowledge about film history and film theory, the program of study provides basic knowledge of the technical, systematic knowledge, administrative, economic and legal aspects of archiving, programming and presentation of commonly used film and AV media formats. Special attention is given to the challenges of digitalization of analog stocks, care, and upkeep of digital archiving media and publication and circulation of digital files.... [-]


MA in Library and Information Studies

UCL Qatar
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2019 Qatar Doha + 1 more

UCL’s Department of Information Studies in London is the UK’s premier faculty for the teaching of Library and Information Studies. This MA at UCL Qatar is academically identical to the equivalent programme offered in London, with additional focus on Qatar and the regional context in which students will operate as professionals. [+]

Library and Information Studies MA

AVAILABILITY

Full-time 1 year Part-time 2 years

OVERVIEW

The MA in Library and Information Studies at UCL Qatar has become the first-degree programme of its kind in the region to be formally accredited by CILIP: the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals.

UCL Qatar’s Library and Information Studies MA is identical to the programme offered at UCL’s Department of Information Studies in London – the UK’s premier facility for the teaching of library and information studies. Our programme comprises an additional focus on Qatar and the regional context in which students will operate as professionals, through case studies and work placement opportunities. Students are given a thorough grounding in the key theoretical and practical skills required to work as a leading library or information professional and will develop a broad skill-set with a particular focus on library and information management, collection building, cataloguing and classification. COURSE STRUCTURE... [-]


MA in Information and Communication Engineering

Nanjing University Of Posts And Telecommunications
Campus Full time 5 months September 2019 China Nanjing

MA in Information and Communication Engineering [+]

The Requirements of Educational Background

For those who pursue a bachelor's degree, the applicant must have a high school diploma, excellent performance during high school period, and good health. In principle, not older than 25 years of age.

For those who pursue a master's degree, the applicant must have a related bachelor degree, excellent performance during undergraduate study, and good health. In principle, not older than 35 years of age.

For those who pursue a doctor's degree, the applicant must have a related master degree, excellent performance during graduate study, and good health. In principle, not older than 40 years of age. The Language Requirements

Undergraduate and graduate admission should meet requirements of IELTS or TOEFL. If the applicant has no corresponding certificate, he/she can participate in language training, and could start the professional learning phase after passing the training.... [-]


Master of Arts in Education: School Media Librarian

Eastern Kentucky University
Campus Full time 2 years September 2019 USA Richmond

What Are the Requirements to be Admitted to the Program? Candidates must meet the requirements of the Graduate School and have completed an initial elementary, middle, or secondary teaching certification program. [+]

Degree Options Master of Arts in Education with Teacher Leadership Endorsement Preparation Library Science Rank I Classification, the Sixth Year Program (Library Science) Certification Preparation Program (Library Science) Who Would be Interested in This Program?

Any P-12 teacher (holding a current teaching license) interested in becoming a school librarian. This program provides teachers with both degree and non-degree (Rank I and/or Certificate in Library Science) program options.

What Are the Requirements to be Admitted to the Program? Candidates must meet the requirements of the Graduate School and have completed an initial elementary, middle, or secondary teaching certification program. Candidates must have earned an overall 3.0 undergraduate GPA or a 3.0 in the last 60 hours completed. Candidates must have a score of 375 on the Millers Analogies Test (MAT) or a Verbal score of 144 and a Quantitative score of 144 on the GRE. Scores on the MAT/GRE are used in conjunction with undergraduate GPA and other criteria in selecting candidates for admission. Applicants with a cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or higher, or 3.25 or higher in their last 60 hours of coursework are exempt from the MAT/GRE requirement. Where Are Recent Graduates of the Program Employed? ... [-]

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

University of Amsterdam
Campus Full time Part time 18 months September 2019 Netherlands Amsterdam + 1 more

The Dual Master's programme Archival and Information Studies focuses 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. [+]

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.... [-]


Master of Arts in Heritage Studies (Archival and Information Studies)

University of Amsterdam
Campus Full time Part time 12 - 18 months September 2019 Netherlands Amsterdam + 1 more

In the one-year Master's programme in Archival and Information Studies you will concentrate on Information Studies, and develop the skills, competences and understandings necessary to become an Information Specialist in today's dynamic digital world. [+]

In the one-year Master's programme in Archival and Information Studies, you will concentrate on Information Studies, and develop the skills, competencies and understandings necessary to become an Information Specialist in today's dynamic digital world.

Our new and dynamic digital age

Information, data, media and digitality have become ubiquitous features of our social, economic and political lives. All the world is connected and media and computational technologies have already converged into a small device we carry around in our pockets. News is sampled rather than broadcast. We converse through snippets of information shared via junk radio bands to a global clique. This digital hyper-archive of information is not only a resource to be accessed and consulted, but, as never before, the constituent data for new questions, new enquiries and new intrusions into our social and political lives. The methods of the previous age, methods of representation and fixed association, no longer apply to this new, dynamic, digital information world.... [-]