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.
Unique strengths of the programme include:
The Dual Master's programme in Archival Studies prepares you for a career in the world of archiving in the broadest possible sense. As a graduate of the programme, you will be qualified for research/policy-related, coordinating and strategic consultancy professions.
As a student in the Master’s programme in Archival and Information Studies you are expected to have the following knowledge, insight and skills:
The programme is also offered in part-time study mode at the UvA, in which case it takes 2,5 years. There are no evening classes. As a part-time student you will follow the programme together with full-time students. As a part-time student you can obtain a maximum of 30EC each year.
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|