The one-and-a-half-year Dual Master's programme Archival and Information Studies focuses on contemporary archival theory and practice, training students in the science and craft of recordkeeping, and providing insight into the archives of the past and future.
The computational turn has fundamentally changed the way people and institutions produce, use, collect, share, and store 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 recordkeeping? How can we make sure relevant information remains accessible throughout time? How does our 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? How do we design more inclusive archival infrastructures which give a voice to underrepresented groups in the past and the present? These questions are central to the Dual Master's in Archival and Information Studies.
Archival and Information Studies is a programme of the accredited Master's degree programme Media Studies. Upon successful completion of this programme you will receive a legally accredited Master's degree in Media Studies and the title Master of Arts (MA).
With an additional 30 ECTS in the field of history, law or public administration, students can obtain the Archivistiek A certificate which is required for some positions in the Netherlands.
|Degree programme||MA Media Studies|
|Type||Regular study programme|
|Credits||90 ECTS, 18 months|
|Language of instruction||English|