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Historical Archives

This full-time programme aims to educate students to the principles, attitudes and skills that underpin the professional management of historical archives. It is particularly geared to the 'sole operator' who is entrusted with the care and development of archives in voluntary societies, religious institutions, historic houses and other small-scale but important settings. The aim is to educate archivists who will be able to draw up and implement archive management solutions appropriate to such collections.

In addition, the programme aims to give students an understanding of the historical processes that have generated records, the key repositories in which they are held and how to utilise such records in their work as archivists.

Entry requirements

At least second class honours degree or equivalent in History. Holders of a degree of at least three years' standing in any discipline can be admitted if they have a proven record of interest and involvement in the field of historical archives. Basic computer competence is also required. Candidates may be called for interview, and/ or for an assessment of their computer skills, as part of the selection process. Candidates are expected to be involved first-hand in archival work for the duration of the programme. Applicants must have a recognised primary degree which is considered equivalent to Irish university primary degree level.

Minimum English language requirements: please visit Maynooth University International Office website for information about English language tests accepted and required scores. The requirements specified are applicable for both EU and non-EU applicants.

Maynooth University's TOEFL code is 8850

Duration

MHP57 1 year Full-time

Careers or further progression

Graduates of this course will be well equipped to manage the care of historical archive collections in smaller settings. As with other graduates in History, they can expect to find employment across a wide range of administrative, commercial, and other employments.

Further enquiries

Programme Director Dr Jacinta Prunty
Tel +353 (0)1 708 3729
Fax +353 (0)1 708 3314
Email history.department@mu.ie
Website https://www.maynoothuniversity.ie/history
Address Department of History, Maynooth University, Maynooth, Co. Kildare

Subjects taught

The programme runs over two semesters and summer modules. There is no thesis requirement for the PGDip. The lecturing staff are drawn from the History Department, Library and An Foras Feasa.

Comment

The Department of History at Maynooth is one of the leading contributors to historical scholarship in Ireland. With an international reputation as a centre of excellence for individual and group research, and high profile researchers directly engaged in teaching on our Masters programmes, postgraduate students enjoy total immersion in their chosen subject area. Whether undertaking a field trip to the battlefields of France, project work in London archives or building language skills to complement European history studies, a Masters in History at Maynooth is a unique scholarly experience with one-to-one support and expert guidance.

Application date

All applications should be made through the PAC system.

Closing Date : 30 June 2019

Course fee

In general, there are two levels of fees payable. EU students from EU countries including Ireland pay a subsidised level of fees for both taught courses and research programmes. Tuition fees for students from outside the EU are not subsidised and are thus somewhat higher than for EU students.

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