Module Information

Module Identifier
Module Title
Academic Year
Semester 2 (Taught over 2 semesters)
Other Staff

Course Delivery

Delivery Type Delivery length / details
Seminars / Tutorials 24 Hours. 24 seminars x 2 hours; over the two semesters, principally at NLW and the CRO


Assessment Type Assessment length / details Proportion
Semester Assessment assignment in semester two  30%
Semester Assessment assignment in semester one  20%
Semester Exam 3 Hours   held in semester 2  50%

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this module, students will be able to:

  • understand the major classes of public, official and deposited records and study the nature and functions of the organisations that produced them;
  • observe the application of archival principles to documents;
  • gain practical experience of sorting, evaluating, arranging and listing archives;
  • develop awareness of the uses of archives for academic, local and family history and for evidential purposes, through practical experience and study;
  • appreciate how the care and use of archival source material has been viewed over time.

Brief description

This module is concerned with the many and various classes of records that may be found in county and other non-specialist record offices, such as the principal classes of local, public, official and deposited records, which range widely in date and content from medieval to modern times. Particular attention is given to the relationship between the creators and the records they create, with the purpose of fostering the contextual understanding that is essential both to the appropriate management of archives and records and to their use for research and information purposes.


This module is at CQFW Level 7