Certificate in Archives

Offered by:  School of Information Management


Sandra Toze

Suite 4010, Rowe Management Building

6100 University Ave




The Archives Certificate will recognize the particular knowledge, behaviours, skills, competencies and attitudes considered critical to working in an Archival setting. The goal of the certificate is to provide students with the foundations of knowledge regarding modern archival work, focussing on a Canadian context. The suite of courses within the Certificate are designed to build from a basic to a more advanced understanding of the archives practice, as well as the core tools for description and to manage collections which range from print, to audio visual, and digital. Students will develop an understanding of the relevant standards and guidelines within archival science.

Admission Requirements / Eligibility:

MI certificates are limited to students enrolled in the Master of Information (MI) program at Dalhousie University. Each of our certificates requires completion of three Elective Courses (9 Credits). During their degree, MI students can choose to complete up to two Certificates. If an elective course is included in one Certificate, it cannot be counted towards another. The electives within the Certificates will count toward both the Certificate and the Degree.

Certificate Requirements:

In order to satisfy the requirements of this certificate, students must complete the following two core courses:

As well as 1 of the following 2 courses:

Application of Credit Hours Towards Other Degree Requirements:

Courses completed as part of this certificate may be double-counted towards the requirements of a concurrent degree, subject to approval by the student’s supervisor and graduate coordinator in their primary degree program.  Courses not approved to count towards the primary degree requirements will result in additional tuition fees on a per-course fee basis.