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University of Dundee

Dundee , Scotland ,United Kingdom

Archival Studies PGCert

We teach archives by focusing on the core principles, theory, and practice that underpin this discipline.

Our focus is very much on a mix of the theoretical and the practical. You must be working or volunteering in an appropriate professional environment both prior to and throughout your studies so you can apply what you are learning.

You will gain knowledge of the management of archives and the ability to apply this knowledge in the public sector or in commercial or specialist environments.

Topics covered include:

  • the services users require and how we can facilitate and increase the use
  • the best ways to promote our collections, looking at websites, digitization, outreach, publicity, and educational activities
  • threats to the preservation of archives and practical ways in which these can be removed

You’ll receive a lot of online content right from the start and benefit from our flexible teaching model that allows students to take semesters off and learn from subject experts.

Intakes

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  • Sep

Application Processing Time in Days: 30

Minimum English Language Requirements

English Level Description IELTS (1.0 -9.0) TOEFL IBT (0-120) TOEFL CBT (0-300) PTE (10-90)
Expert 9 120 297-300 86-90
Very Good 8.5 115-119 280-293 83-86
Very Good 8 110-114 270-280 79-83
Good 7.5 102-109 253-267 73-79
Good 7 94-101 240-253 65-73
Competent 6.5 79-93 213-233 58-65
Competent 6 60-78 170-210 50-58
Modest 5.5 46-59 133-210 43-50
Modest 5 35-45 107-133 36-43
Limited 4 32-34 97-103 30-36
Extremely Limited < 4 < 31 < 93 < 30

Job Opportunity Potential

On successful completion of this course you will be eligible to participate in the General Teaching Council for Scotland (GTCS) Teacher Induction Scheme which offers one year of paid employment in a school in Scotland. International students should contact the GTCS directly to check eligibility.

The majority of our students go straight into teaching after graduating. As your career progresses a range of promoted posts will be open to you including principal teacher, curriculum leader, pupil support, guidance teacher, and roles within school leadership teams. Some of our students enter other fields, such as learning support, or they go on to further study to become an educational psychologist.

It is also possible to pursue a wide range of further careers, for example within Education Scotland, as advisers or directors within Local Education Authorities, within GTCS or in Initial Teacher Education in universities.

Admission Requirement / Eligibility Criteria

Your degree must contain passes in at least two Teaching Subject Qualifying Credits (TSQC) in the subject you want to teach.

TSQC is the term given to the parts of your degree which are related to the subject as it is taught in Scottish secondary schools. A TSQC will represent approximately one-third of the total study in one academic year (at least 80 undergraduate credit points of which 40 have to be at Level 8 or above) for the SCQF Framework for higher education.

You also need to have a Higher grade pass in English, or equivalent.

AND

Mathematics at SCQF Level 5 (National 5 Mathematics, National 5 Application of Mathematics, Credit Standard Grade, or Intermediate 2), or equivalent.

We also accept The University of Aberdeen's Online Access Courses in English (SCQF Level 6) and Mathematics (SCQF Level 5).

You need to have a satisfactory Disclosure check before starting the course.

English language requirements

  • IELTS (overall) 6.0
  • Reading 5.5
  • Listening 5.5
  • Speaking 5.5
  • Writing 6.0

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  • Course Type: Distance Learning
  • Course Level: Post Graduate Diploma or Certificate
  • Duration: 02 Year  06 Month  
  • Total Tuition Fee: 3240 GBP
    Annual Cost of Living: 9207 GBP
    Application Fee: N/A
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