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Why this course?This postgraduate course is for anyone with an interest and some experience in genealogy and related subjects. You may wish to study the field in more detail or use it in your career. It’s of particular interest for:archivistslawyers & paralegalsgeographersland agentsheritage sector staffhistorianslibrariansmuseum staffrecords agentsIts also suitable for those who are interested in:developing, evaluating or refreshing their expertise in genealogy, records, archives, documents,
Why this course?
This postgraduate course is for anyone with an interest and some experience in genealogy and related subjects. You may wish to study the field in more detail or use it in your career. It’s of particular interest for:
lawyers & paralegals
heritage sector staff
It's also suitable for those who are interested in:
developing, evaluating or refreshing their expertise in genealogy, records, archives, documents, palaeography and heraldry
advancing their academic and professional achievement in these subjects
gaining a deeper, more critical understanding of the field, its literature and professional practice
providing more expert knowledge and advisory capacity to employers and members of the public, such as in Family History Centres.
What you'll study
You’ll focus on the sources available to genealogists and family historians. You’ll also gain the knowledge, skills and techniques to operate as a professional genealogist in a variety of settings.
The Postgraduate Certificate (PgCert)/Part-time MSc Year 1 course deals mainly with Scottish, English/Welsh and Irish records. The Postgraduate Diploma (PgDip)/Part-time MSc Year 2 adds American, Canadian, Australian, New Zealand, British Empire, Jewish, European and other sources. The MSc dissertation provides the opportunity to choose an individual topic of interest.
Most of our students begin with the Postgraduate Certificate/Part-time MSc Year 1 before moving to the Postgraduate Diploma/Part-time MSc Year 2 and then onto the MSc by Dissertation year.
Part-time MSc Year 3
To gain the Masters qualification you are required to complete a 60 credit dissertation in addition to the 120 credits gained through the part-time MSc Years 1 & 2 or modular Postgraduate Certificate and Postgraduate Diploma.
Year 3 of the part-time MSc requires the student to plan, implement and evaluate a piece of research and development work, which involves carrying out a research project of genealogical relevance, which will be assessed on a report of 12,000-16,000 words.
Year 3 of the part-time MSc runs from October with the dissertation submitted the following June. There's tutor guidance on academic writing, study and research skills.
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Where you'll study
16 Richmond Street
Glasgow, City Of