To develop your career as an archivist you will need a relevant postgraduate qualification. During your two years with us you will study with Aberystwyth University, earning a postgraduate Diploma in Digital Curation through distance learning. The course is likely to receive accreditation from the Archives & Records Association in 2017. We will cover the cost of your tuition fees.
How will my learning be structured? What will I study?
We have worked with Aberystwyth University to develop a study timetable which will structure your distance-learning studies to allow completion of your Diploma in Digital Curation in two years. This timetable provides an overview of what you will study, and when. We will also do what we can to provide work-based experiences that support the reading and assignments set as part of your studies.
The modules you will follow during your studies are as follows:
- DSM7510: Digital Information: Discovery to Delivery (10 credits)
- DSM8620: Knowledge and Information Architecture (20 credits)
- DSM8310: Management Information Systems (10 credits)
- DSM6010: Digital Preservation (10 credits)
- DSM3520: Archives: Collection Development and Description (20 credits)
- DSM0820: Records and Information Governance (20 credits)
- DSM1810: Research in the Profession (10 credits)
- DSM3420: Archive Managment : Management of Archive Services (20 credits)
How much time will I need to devote to my studies?
Depending on your existing knowledge and individual learning pace, you will need to dedicate approximately 12-15 hours to study each week. To help you manage your studies, we will release you for one afternoon of study time per week. You will also need to invest some of your own time to succeed.
What support will I receive as a student of Aberystwyth University?
Aberystwyth University's Department of Information Studies supports its distance learning students in many ways. The Department will allocate you a Personal Tutor, who will provide guidance for the duration of your studies. In addition, you will have access to a wide variety of online resources, advice and support to supplement your studies via the University's VLE (Virtual Learning Environment). Trainees will also have direct access to academic specialists throughout their studies as well as the opportunity to meet and engage with fellow students on the course through the study schools and VLE.
Study Schools at Aberystwyth
As part of the Diploma, you must attend two study schools at Aberystwyth; the Libraries will release you for these residential study schools and cover your travel costs and study school fees.
The first study school is scheduled in April 2017. The second will be in April 2018.
Aberystwyth University provides further information about the Study Schools.
Find out more about the course of study, and studying via distance learning with Aberystwyth University.
(Note that the Master's dissertation is not part of the course offered under the Bodleian Libraries' Training Scheme.)