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Archives and Records Management PhD

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Full time | University of Liverpool | 2 years | SEP

Study mode

Full time


2 years

Start date


Key information

Qualification type

PhD/DPhil - Doctor of Philosophy

Subject areas

Information Management Libraries / Librarianship Historical Sources

Course type


Course Summary


With expertise in archival science, digital curation and information governance, the Liverpool University Centre for Archive Studies attracts researchers and students from diverse disciplines and places to tackle the problems of creating and preserving records and archives as evidence and sources for a range of endeavours, such as law, science, history and the arts.

Our research interests include:

  • Public sector information management (regulatory environments, systems and practices)
  • Access to information (cultures of secrecy and openness, Freedom of Information, open data, privacy, information activism)
  • Displaced archives and shared archival heritage
  • Postcolonial archives (postcolonial theory, imperial and Commonwealth administrative history)
  • Intellectual history of archival science (concepts connected with appraisal, classification, description, access, etc).

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

For this course (per year)


International fees
Course fees for EU and international students

Students need to pay £25,950 for (lab based programmes), £20,400 for (non Lab based programmes) (2022).

Entry requirements

Applications are welcomed from well qualified graduates who would typically hold a UK first degree or equivalent in the first or 2:1 class, or a 2:2 class degree plus a Masters degree, in a relevant subject. Applications are welcome from well qualified graduates who wish to undertake research programmes leading to a PhD on either a full or part-time basis. For research we similarly expect candidates to normally hold a UK first degree in the first or 2:1 class in a relevant subject, and most successful candidates will also have an academic or professional master’s qualification.

Department profile

The School of Histories, Languages and Cultures offers a diverse and broad range of subjects, areas and disciplines. The School is comprised of five departments; Archaeology, Classics and Egyptology; History; Irish Studies; Languages, Culture and Film and Politics. Through research and teaching the School looks at culture and society from the origins of humanity through to modern day politics. Postgraduate study in the School of Histories,...more