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 in a related subject 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. The ARA has information on how to find work experience.
You'll usually need:
- 2 to 3 A levels for a degree
- a degree in any subject for a postgraduate course