Official master's degree in Archival and Records Management

Training in archival studies and records management that incorporates the latest technologies and equips students to work in both the private and the public sector, with historical or administrative documents on all media.

Official Master's Degree in Archival and Records Management

Ideal student profile

This master's degree is aimed at graduates who wish to pursue a career in archive and records management, in either the public or the private sector, working with contemporary or heritage documents. It is therefore suitable for those interested in both administrative and historical documents, whether in traditional formats or derived from information technology applications. Students on this programme must have a capacity for innovation, organisation, planning, communication and working in interdisciplinary teams.

Basic skills

  • Use acquired knowledge as a basis for originality in the application of ideas, often in a research context.
  • Solve problems in new or little-known situations within broader (or multidisciplinary) contexts related to the field of study.
  • Integrate knowledge and use it to make judgements in complex situations, with incomplete information, while keeping in mind social and ethical responsibilities.
  • Communicate and justify conclusions clearly and unambiguously to both specialist and non-specialist audiences.
  • Continue the learning process, to a large extent autonomously.

Specific skills

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the evolution of archiving and of its concepts and foundations.
  • Use the terminology of diplomatics and apply the tools offered to medieval, modern and contemporary documents.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the bases of law and the legal system applicable to documents in public and private organisations.
  • Identify document producers and the documentary resources they have generated and/or generate.
  • Work with the sources, methods, computer tools and scientific research techniques pertaining to archiving.
  • Evaluate and select computerised document-management tools for archives according to their use and needs.
  • Analyse the structure and functioning of public and private organisations.
  • Use information and knowledge management systems.
  • Analyse and design administrative and documentary-production circuits.
  • Recognise the conditions of preservation for each type of documentary support.
  • Recognise the context of document production.
  • Design document-classification systems.
  • Apply methods for document description and retrieval.
  • Design document-management systems and apply these to organisations.
  • Design and implement management systems in archive services.
  • Define and evaluate the equipment and conditions of archiving services.
  • Design and implement plans and develop actions for the cultural promotion and dissemination of archive services and of their documentary collections.
  • Apply document-evaluation systems.
  • Recognise the legal system and regulations pertaining to document preservation and access and to data protection, and apply these.
  • Analyse the structure of electronic documents.
  • Apply requirements and standards (integrity, authenticity, preservation, metadata ...) in managing electronic documents.
  • Recognise the conditions and forms of access to the labour market and professional practice.
  • Integrate knowledge and skills in praxis and in carrying out an academic or professional task in the area of archiving and document management.

Cross-curricular skills

  • Argue critically and demonstrate ethical and social commitment to and respect for diversity and multiculturalism.
  • Work independently, solving problems and making decisions.
  • Analyse, synthesise, organise and plan management environments and actions.
  • Communicate knowledge orally and in writing.
  • Carry out team work in interdisciplinary ways.
  • Adapt to new situations, showing leadership and initiative abilities.
  • Generate innovative and competitive proposals.
  • Update and recycle knowledge through continuous training.