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Maynooth University Department of History

Qualification : POSTGRADUATE DIPLOMA

Award Type and NFQ level : POSTGRADUATE DIPLOMA (9)

CAO/PAC code : MHP70

CAO Points :

Closing Date : 30 June 2019

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This diploma reproduces the MA in Historical Archives, without the minor thesis. Entry requirements are the same as for the MA. It is especially suited to persons who already hold a master’s or doctoral degree and are seeking to acquire a professional qualification in archives and records management. This diploma reproduces the MA in Historical Archives, without the minor thesis. Entry requirements are the same as for the MA. It is especially suited to persons who already hold a master’s or doctoral degree and are seeking to acquire a professional qualification in archives and records management.

Commences
September 2019

At least second class honours degree or equivalent in History. Holders of a degree of at least three years’ standing in any discipline can be admitted if they have a proven record of interest and involvement in the field of historical archives. Basic computer competence is also required. Candidates may be called for interview, and/ or for an assessment of their computer skills, as part of the selection process. Candidates are expected to be involved first-hand in archival work for the duration of the programme. Applicants must have a recognised primary degree which is considered equivalent to Irish university primary degree level.

Minimum English language requirements: please visit Maynooth University International Office website for information about English language tests accepted and required scores. The requirements specified are applicable for both EU and non-EU applicants.

Maynooth University’s TOEFL code is 8850

The programme runs over two semesters and summer modules. There is no thesis requirement for the PGDip. The lecturing staff are drawn from the History Department and Library.

This one year full-time programme includes, lectures, tutorials and fieldtrips, these are generally scheduled Thursday afternoon and evening (from 12 noon, concluding 8pm) and all day Friday (to 5pm). This is to facilitate the archives placement, which is usually on Mondays and / or Tuesdays. On campus overnight accommodation may be arranged through the Maynooth Campus Conference and Accommodation Office, https://www.maynoothcampus.com/.

 

Course Duration: 1 Year Full-time

Graduates of this programme hold a recognized qualification that enables them to work as professional archivists and records managers in commercial, public service, voluntary, and other sectors across the UK and Ireland, and internationally wherever the ARA-accredited qualification is recognized.  Recent graduates have found work in religious institutions, voluntary societies, banks, county archives, dioceses, colleges and historic houses.

Online application only http://www.pac.ie/maynoothuniversity

PAC Code
MHP70

The following information should be forwarded to PAC, 1 Courthouse Square, Galway or uploaded to your online application form:

Certified copies of all official transcripts of results for all non-Maynooth University qualifications listed MUST accompany the application. Failure to do so will delay your application being processed. Non-Maynooth University students are asked to provide two academic references and a copy of birth certificate or valid passport.

 

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