How to become an archivist
You can get into this job through:
- a university course
You'll need a degree and postgraduate training to do this job. Most degree subjects are accepted, but you may find it useful to take a degree like:
- information science
After you complete a degree, you'll do a postgraduate qualification in archives or records management recognised by the Archives & Records Association (ARA).
You'll usually need some relevant work experience to apply for a postgraduate course. This is a great way of finding out if a career as an archivist is for you.
You'll usually need:
- 2 to 3 A levels, or equivalent, for a degree
- a degree in any subject for a postgraduate course
It's important that you get some paid or unpaid experience in archives or records management work. This will help when you apply for courses and jobs.