The Master of Archives and Records Management (MARM) is accredited by the Archives and Records Association as the recognised qualification for archivists and records managers in the UK and Ireland.
You’ll gain the knowledge you need to pursue an archives and records career in research, business, government, academia – indeed anywhere that qualified professionals are needed.
We’ll teach you to work in a way that provides the accountability and transparency demanded for effective public administration or which meets the needs of archive users in the wider cultural and heritage environments.
There’s a strong practical element and you’ll be attached to the Liverpool University Centre for Archive Studies (LUCAS) which coordinates our research and outreach activities.
The international pathway is available for overseas students who want to meet the practice requirements of their home countries and who need a masters award to do so.
Teaching takes place in interactive lectures or small-group seminars and workshops as we believe this leads to the best collaboration between students and staff.
Why Archives and Records Management?
Breadth of expertise
Academic staff working on the MARM programme have extensive professional experience with strong international links as well as academic expertise. Their research interests range from medieval record keeping to contemporary public policy.
ARM is located in the department of History and the School of Histories, Languages and Cultures. Recent conferences and workshops on recordkeeping topics have included 'The Local Record Office, past, present and future', 'Archives and Deaf Communities', 'Time in the Archives', and an international conference on ‘Records, archives and technology: interdependence over time'.
Taught programmes that prepare you for future research
MARM also provides the opportunity to gain the skills and knowledge you need if you are considering progress to a research degree (Archives and Records Management PhD).
Support and skills training for PhD students
We welcome enquiries from all postgraduate students interested in studying here and will give you all the academic, practical and pastoral support we can.
Students at Liverpool have a voice and are represented on the School Postgraduate Committee. There’s also a dedicated staff - student liaison committee to oversee our MA and PhD programmes.