Archives and Records Management

The purpose of the Alma Mater Europaea - ECM master’s program in Archives and records management is to educate and prepare students to enter the currently highly underserved archival profession.

The program in Archives and records management offers distinctive, research-based, professional training which fully incorporates the humanities with the technical dimensions of archival work. We will teach you to work in a way that provides the accountability and transparency demanded for effective public administration and meets the needs of archive users in the wider cultural and heritage environments.

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  Course ECTS
Total per year 60
Total per study program 120
1. semester
1 Theoretical basics of archival science and archival ethics 10
2 Basics of docomentology 10
3 State governed by the rule of law and legal protection regulation of archive and documentary material 10
Total 30
2. semester
4 Information organization basics 10
5 E-archives and digital material 10
6 Research methods 10
Total 30


  Course ECTS
Total per year 60
Total per study program 120
3. semester
7 History of archival activity 9
8 Elective course I 7
9 Elective course II 7
10 Project assignment 7
Total 30
4. semester
11 Archive and documentry material protection 10
12 Master thesis 20
Total 30

Other courses

1 Information access, users of electronic sources and services 7
2 History of Modern age Europe 7
3 Information marketing 7
4 Cartography elements 7
5 Selected sections from standardization in the field of records management 7
6 Institutional development and structure 7
7 Elements of conservation and restoration of archival and documentary material 7
8 Archival and documentry material assessment 7
9 Cultural history of Slovenians 7
10 Archival and documentary material protection in extraordinary conditions 7
11 Selected sections from archival theory and practice 7




Undergraduate: Archives Management
Graduate: Archives and Records Management


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Zdenka SEMLIČ RAJH, Archival Councillor, graduated in History at the University in Ljubljana, Faculty of Arts.  She obtained Master’s degree (M.Phil.) in the field of Information and Library science at the same faculty and is just about to complete the Ph.D. from the same field. In 2010, she was awarded with the title Archival Councillor given by the Ministry of Culture, which is the highest professional title in Slovenia. Since 1990, she has been employed at the Regional Archives Maribor and is involved in all aspects of records and archival management.  In the same year began her involvement with the International Institute for Archival Science (at that time still part of the Regional Archives Maribor), where she was the the Head of the Study Programme and was also responsible for international relations between 1990–2001. Today she holds the position of the IIAS Executive Board member. As a researcher in the field of archival science and records management, she is taking part in national and international research projects related to the archival professional standards, organisation of information and especially to the problems of the creation of headings, classifications and thesauri in archival institutions and retrieval of information.  She is the author many published and performed works related to archival science. In 2013, she became a lecturer for the field of Archival and Records Management Studies at the University Alma Mater Europaea – European Centre Maribor. From 2000-2004 she was a member of the ICA Committee on Buildings and Equipment in Temperate Climate (ICA/CBTE). She is a Chair of the Working Group for Slovenian Archival Terminology. Since 2014, she is a member of the ICA Experts Group for Archival Buildings and Environment. In 2014 she was the recipient of »Glazerjeva Award«, the highest award given by the City of Maribor for outstanding achievements in the field of culture in the past two years.


Records management processes are embedded in an increasing number of companies as a means to manage risk and cost. Records managers, who are often dually qualified as archivists, are able to set up and implement records management programs at relatively low cost to the organization but with great strategic benefits. The Archives and records management program is invaluable in providing a theoretical foundation for practical experience, and in providing insight into the wider archives and records profession. The varied experience and different academic strengths of the course tutors help to provide students with a well-rounded educational experience.

All our lectures are filmed and e-learning supported. You can watch them in live stream and re-run them at home as many times as you like.


Graduates of the master’s program in Archives and records management will gain the knowledge they need to pursue an archives and records career in research, business, government, academia – indeed anywhere where qualified professionals are needed.

  • DURATION: 4 semesters / 2 years
  • TITLE: Master of Archives and Records Management
  • LOCATION: Slovenia
  • START DATES: October

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