Masters Programs in Archival Science

Compare 7 Masters Programs in Archival Science

Archival Science

An individual who enrolls in master-level studies will engage in the specialized study of a professional career field. This postgraduate degree demonstrates an advanced mastery of the subject, and it typically takes one to three years to complete.

What is a Master in Archival Science? This is an advanced degree program that prepares students for a career managing documents. Preservation, archiving and digitization are just a few of the ways that a graduate may interact professionally with current or historical records, documents, art, books and other objects. For example, a professional may analyze topics such as equality and human rights through the management of cultural artifacts while dealing with issues involving the care and use of the collection.

Knowledge of record keeping and digitization is useful across professions, and most preservation work involves a sharp eye for detail. Students who develop these skills and abilities are likely to achieve leadership positions within the field.

Location and level of specification are factors that affect the cost of archival science programs at various universities and learning institutions. Researching the features that provide the desired outcome can help a student to identify the right program and come to an estimation of the financial requirements involved.

Individuals who earn a master’s degree in archives and records management, museum studies and related specializations within the field of archival science may find positions within museums such as curation, archiving and exhibition design. A graduate could work as a digital asset manager, a privacy and access specialist or a records manager for a corporation, government agency, health care facility or university.

Students generally have the option to enroll with a full-time or part-time status, and online classes are often available for those who require a flexible schedule or are not able to move to the region where the desired university is located. To discover the opportunity that fulfills your goals, 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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M.A. in Museum Studies

University of San Francisco - College of Arts & Sciences
Campus Full time August 2017 USA San Francisco

In an era of increased globalization, digitization and collaboration, museums have evolved into important and vital sites for community engagement and public dialogue. [+]

Master in Museum StudiesIn an era of increased globalization, digitization and collaboration, museums have evolved into important and vital sites for community engagement and public dialogue. The University of San Francisco offers a unique Master’s Degree in Museum Studies that prepares its graduates for positions of leadership in artistic, cultural and heritage organizations operating within this constantly changing social dynamic.The USF M.A. in Museum Studies Program focuses on design and curatorial practice; education and new technologies; conservation and heritage preservation; and arts and cultural management, financial management and project management. Students integrate and apply knowledge and disciplines in order to analyze global issues – from equality and diversity, to social justice and human rights. The San Francisco ExperienceMuseum Studies students enjoy the rich experiences available in San Francisco, one of the world’s most vibrant, cosmopolitan and beautiful cities. Walking distance to the major museum complexes of Golden Gate Park – including the de Young Museum and the California Academy of Sciences – USF also lies near the museums and cultural institutions in downtown San Francisco, Berkeley, Oakland, Palo Alto, and San Jose. As the financial, cultural and technological center of the West Coast of the U.S., the San Francisco Bay Area is one of the most economically and culturally vital regions of the world.... [-]


Master Library & Information Science,Digital Library & Information Services

University of Borås
Online & Campus Combined Part time 4 years August 2017 Sweden Borås

Digital Library and Information Services. Students will understand the significance of digital libraries in their own context, manage the transition of services to the digital sphere, and develop new digital services to satisfy the needs of their clientele. [+]

Master’s programme: Library and Information Science, Digital Library and Information Services

 

Would you like to work at the leading edge of information and library practice? Would you be interested in helping people to make sense of the cyberspace that is becoming so important in their work and lives? Do you want to have all the treasures of human knowledge, acquired through the ages, at your fingertips? This programme will help you to choose your mission and place in life. It offers exciting possibilities of finding the job of your dreams. Digital library and information services in many different sectors, from public and academic libraries to global business and children’s libraries are now seeking staff who have been prepared to work in the digital environment. The knowledge and skills you acquire will be useful in any of these areas because of the pervasive and omnipresent nature of digital resources. You will be the one to lead people to the information they really need. Digital libraries are increasingly significant throughout the world in the provision of information not only to local audiences, but internationally. They are developed by existing library services, by governmental and commercial organizations. Therefore, we offer this programme on a part-time, distance learning basis, to answer the need for professional competence in this area, in a mode that is appropriate for anyone, anywhere in the world. Following the programme, students will be able to understand the significance of digital libraries in their own context, manage the transition... [-]


Official Master - Document Management, Transparency And Access To Information

Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona
Campus Full time 1 year October 2017 Spain Barcelona

That space in the methodology document and archive management overlaps with solutions and technology platforms, development of e-government, management interoperability, treatment of large volumes of data (Big Data), open access to information (Open Data), etc., determines the need for specific training that responds to a growing demand for experts with appropriate training for inclusive practice of these resources and policy approaches. [+]

Masters in Archival Science. The value of information in contemporary society, associated with technological change and a growing social demand regarding transparency in public administration and private corporations, can not be dissociated from document management, based on the quality of the documents in support of the information necessary for the development of the activity of organizations. The combination of these factors leads to an expansion of the role of document management and file beyond the circumscribed to the processes of document production, spreading to an area aspects in which information strengthens its role in asset of organizations and, in parallel, their exploitation goes on to become a basic raw material for management, decision making and the creation of knowledge, either internally organizations, on a shared basis, or fully open. That space in the methodology document and archive management overlaps with solutions and technology platforms, development of e-government, management interoperability, treatment of large volumes of data (Big Data), open access to information (Open Data), etc., determines the need for specific training that responds to a growing demand for experts with appropriate training for inclusive practice of these resources and policy approaches. Career prospects public administration, with document management services and archive centers custodians of documentary heritage, at different levels: state, national, regional, departmental, regional and local administration. Organizations, private entities and companies: document management services and files universities, professional associations, educational institutions, financial institutions, health and clinical sector, professional offices, media. Companies of archival and documentary services: consulting, file organization, strategic... [-]

Official Master - Archival And Document Management

Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona
Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 Spain Barcelona

The Master in Archives and Records Management provides an integrated solution in the field of archival and Geston document that enables students to develop their work in public and private organizations, both documents historical and administrative training and in any medium. [+]

The area to which the master belongs is between 51 and 100 positions of the fourth edition of the QS World University Rankings by Subject The Master in Archives and Records Management It provides an integrated solution in the field of archives and documents Geston that enables students to develop their work in public and private organizations, both historical documents and administrative and support any training. It also provides the necessary training for the implementation of archival techniques and the incorporation of new technologies in file management and in the design and management of document management systems of organizations, while developing critical thinking, ethical values professional archival and innovation capacity. Career prospects File Services state, local and state administration. Files banking companies, banks, insurance, legal and tax advisory services, and consulting. Business organization and custody of files. Files universities and schools. Files institutions and public entities. Files chemical companies, pharmaceutical and clinical. Companies information technology. Files media (television, radio and press). File associations, private institutions and professional associations. Files ecclesiastical institutions. international students Practical guide for international students CURRICULUM Description Master The master, which consists of 120 total ECTS, will be developed over two years of 60 ECTS each. The curriculum is structured around 11 modules mandatory with a load of 10 ECTS each, except for the modules 8 (Management of File Services) and 11 (Working Final Master) with 15 ECTS each one. Structure of the curriculum OB: Compulsory Competencies Admission Profile The Master is aimed at people with university... [-]

Masters Programme in Science and Technology for the Conservation of Cultural Heritage

Sapienza University of Rome
Campus Full time 2 years October 2017 Italy Rome

The Masters Programme in Science and Technology for the Conservation of Cultural Heritage trains experts in Archaeometry and Conservation Science. The programme provides students with specialist skills in the multi-analytical characterization of a wide range of materials related to archaeology and cultural heritage, scientific methods and advanced technologies in the study of conservation. [+]

Masters in Archival Science. The Masters Programme in Science and Technology for the Conservation of Cultural Heritage trains experts in Archaeometry and Conservation Science. The programme provides students with specialist skills in the multi-analytical characterization of a wide range of materials related to archaeology and cultural heritage, scientific methods and advanced technologies in the study of conservation. In particular, graduates will acquire: ability to work in a research area with a strong multidisciplinary nature ranging from sciences to humanities; expertise in analytical techniques, scientific methods of investigation and data interpretation for the recovery and conservation of cultural heritage; advanced skills in the analysis of the interaction between cultural heritage and the chemical-physical environment; advanced knowledge of archaeometric applications in a range of fields. Graduates in Science and Technology for the Conservation of Cultural Heritage carry out a wide range of activities in different Institutions involved in the management and conservation of cultural heritage, including government institutions, museums, archives and international organizations devoted to the conservation of cultural heritage, as well as companies and professional organizations working on the conservation, restoration and protection of cultural heritage will also be involved. Career Opportunities Graduates in Science and Technology for the Conservation of Cultural Heritage carry out a wide range of activities in different Institutions involved in the management and conservation of cultural heritage, including Government Institutions, Museums, and Archives, International Organizations devoted to the conservation of cultural heritage. Companies and professional organizations working in the field of conservation, restoration and protection of... [-]

Master of Education (M.Ed.) in Library Media

Alabama State University
Campus Full time September 2017 USA Montgomery

It is assumed that a candidate for the Master of Science degree has made a commitment to the scholarly study of education and to teaching as a career. Secondary education programs include courses in professional education, the teaching fields, and general education. [+]

It is assumed that a candidate for the Master of Science degree has made a commitment to the scholarly study of education and to teaching as a career. Secondary education programs include courses in professional education, the teaching fields, and general education. Candidates should apply to the College of Education for acceptance to a teacher education program no later than the fourth semester of their enrollment at Alabama State University. Upon acceptance to a program, an adviser in Secondary Education will be assigned to assist in designing an acceptable program. The adviser in the College of Education will coordinate the advisement process with the adviser in the teaching fields. Candidates seeking certification in other states should seek advisement from the Certification Officer in the College of Education. Curriculum Instructional Support Area (24 semester hours) LEM 500 Literature for Children and Young Adults (3) LEM 508 Collection Development and Management (former title: Selection and Utilization of Media and Materials) (3) LEM 512 Administration of Library Media Programs (3) LEM 517 Organization of Information Resources (former title: Technical Services) (3) LEM 519 Reference and Reference Services (3) EDT 574 Computer-Based Instructional Technologies (3) EDT 575 Current and Emerging Instructional Technologies (3) EDT 576 The Integration of Technology into K-12 Curriculum (3) Foundation of Professional Studies (6 hours) EDU 527 Human Development and Behavior (3) OR EDU 541 Advanced Educational Psychology (3) EDU 531 Modern Issues in Education (3) OR EDU 554: Contrasting Philosophies of Education (3) Research (3 semester hours) EDU 512:... [-]

Master in Conservation Studies

West Dean College
Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 United Kingdom West Dean

All Postgraduate Diplomas at West Dean can be transferred to the MA Degree programmes, extending your study from one academic year to a full calendar year. In February, [+]

Masters in Archival Science. All Postgraduate Diplomas at West Dean can be transferred into the MA Degree programmes, , subject to the negotiation of an appropriate project proposal. This involves additional MA units of study and an extension of study from one academic year to a full calendar year. Students on Postgraduate Diploma programmes start MA units mid-way through the academic year in February, in addition to the remainder of the Postgraduate Diploma. On successful completion of the full academic year in July, students will have finished their Postgraduate Diploma and completed a significant amount of MA introductory study. In July students start their major projects for the MA degree which involve a further 10-weeks of study with a final assessment towards the end of September. The MA in Conservation can be taken as a ten week extension from the Postgraduate Diploma in Conservation of Books and Library Materials, Conservation of Ceramics and Related Materials, Conservation - Restoration of Clocks and Related Objects, Conservation - Restoration of Furniture and Related Objects, Conservation - Restoration of Metalwork. On successful completion of the full academic year in July, students will have finished their Postgraduate Diploma and completed a significant amount of MA introductory study. In July students start their major projects for the MA degree which involve a further 10-weeks of study with a final assessment towards the end of September. [-]