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Archives, information and library management

This page covers a broad range of occupations from archiving, information and library work to archaeology, heritage and museums management.

The route to become a qualified archivist involves gaining a masters in Archive Administration or Archive Management. Only a handful of universities in the UK offer this degree and places are competitively sought, so it is vital to gain some work experience before pursuing this route.

Your next steps

If you have questions about your plans, talk to a member of our team.


Spotlight On: Archives

Becoming an archivist

Dr Simon Innes-Robbins, Nottingham alumnus, Senior Curator at the Imperial War Museums gives an insight into the different types of archives in the UK.

He also offers advice on the importance of work experience and where to look for volunteering roles, placements and job vacancies.


Websites and key publications

Click on each career below for links to publications and websites that provide further information on each career area.


Archives and records management


Heritage and museums management (including archaeology)


Information and library management


Resources covering all of the careers


Careers and Employability Service

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