Archives and Records Management MARM/PGDipARM

  • Programme duration: Full-time: 12 months PGDipARM Full-time: 9 months   Part-time: 24 months PGDipARM Part-time: 18 months
  • Programme start: September 2023
  • Entry requirements: You should normally have a 2:1 Honours degree and relevant work experience to demonstrate your knowledge of the archives and records management profession.
Archives and Records Management marm


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. 

The Digital Pathway is the same as the MARM pathway, but the mode of delivery is different. The Digital Pathway provides hybrid course delivery, which allows students to participate in face-to-face sessions online.

The International Pathway (MARMI) 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.

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 good governance, effective operating public in an organisational context 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.

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.

You can also study this course as a postgraduate diploma (120 credits) over 9 months full-time.

Case Study: Lucy Myatt

Archives and Record Management

"The Liverpool University Centre for Archive Studies (LUCAS) frequently runs events and workshops. These are great opportunities both to extend knowledge outside of the parameters of the course but also a chance to network with professionals in the region".

Read Lucy's full case study

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.

Archives and Records Management 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', an international conference on ‘Records, archives and technology: interdependence over time', and the international Archival Education and Research Institute 2019.

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 master's and PhD programmes