The following announcement was written by Strathclyde University:
In 2006 Strathclyde University launched the Postgraduate programme in Genealogical Studies to address the need for an intensive, practitioner-led university-led award in Genealogical Studies. It is intended for those with an existing interest in Genealogy and related subjects who wish to study the subject in more detail and possibly use it in their careers. Now entering its third year, this is the only professional postgraduate university qualification on Genealogy, Family History, Heraldry, Records and Archives. The Postgraduate Certificate may be taken on Campus by attendance or Online, and the Postgraduate Diploma is fully online from the next session.
These courses run from January to July with a Project or Dissertation to be submitted mid-August.
The Postgraduate Certificate deals mainly but not exclusively with British (Scottish, English, Irish) subject matter. The Postgraduate Diploma extends and expands the Certificate topics and also addresses various overseas records in more detail. A one-year follow-on Masters Degree is planned.
These courses are not aimed primarily at UK students. So far we have had students from the USA and Canada, and applications are already in from New Zealand, Australia, Africa and elsewhere. Applicants should normally have a degree or equivalent, but other appropriate professional qualifications and experience will be considered.
Note: Entry to the Postgraduate Diploma is by successful completion of the Postgraduate Certificate.
Course dates and Application
For Session 2008-09 courses start in January 2009. Applications should be submitted by 13 October 2008. There are full details at www.strath.ac.uk/cll/cpd/genealogy/ or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
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