Archival Studies

Degree programme specification

The Master’s degree study programme in Archival Studies prepares qualified professionals for specialized and managerial positions in archival practice and records management. The objective of the study programme is to gain a thorough knowledge of pre-archival care and records management, compiling major fund groups, and making archival sources accessible for research purposes (mainly in the form of creating metadata for digitalized archival material). Students further deepen their knowledge of the archive networks in the Czech Republic and neighbouring countries and develop their knowledge of modern diplomatics and palaeography, modern administration, and modern history. They strengthen their language skills for work with archival material by studying historical language systems. They will learn to combine knowledge and apply it in practice. Based on individual study, they will work with unfamiliar archival material and successfully solve demanding archival tasks. They will gain basic managerial skills.

Faculty Faculty of Arts
Type of study follow-up master's
Mode full-time
Standard length of studies 2 years
Language of instruction czech

Work experience

Practical training is not an obligatory part of the study plan, but it is possible to realize 3 weeks of practical training in selected memory institution.

Graduate destination

Graduates of the Master’s degree study programme in Archival Studies will be prepared for independent expert work and for carrying out complex activities in all types of archives, registries, administration, and state and local government, or in the relevant departments of museums, galleries, and libraries. They will be competent in positions at various management levels in such institutions.

Study options

Single-subject studies

Combined studies

Further studies

After completing the Master’s degree study programme in Archival Studies, it is possible to continue further studies in a doctoral degree study programme (after satisfying the admission requirements).

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doc. PhDr. Dalibor Havel, Ph.D.