Archives and Document Studies (BA)

Sofia University Bulgaria

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4 Years

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About Archives and Document Studies at Sofia University

The degree in archives and document studies is the youngest Degree in the Faculty. It started in the 2002/2003 academic year. No other university in Bulgaria offers this Degree. In the Faculty of History the Archives Program existed since 1952. The new degree is of wide application in contemporary information society in which the need for specialized archivists with a university degree is growing. It is also substantiated by the reform in state administration, the influx of information technologies and the spread of electronic documents and archives. The Degree in Archives and Document Studies has as its major goal the education of highly qualified archivists and documentalists, specialists in archive and document management for the needs of the state administration, the private sector, the media, publishing houses, etc. At this stage the Bachelor's and the Master's Degrees are available only in the regular form of study. The Bachelor's Degree covers 4 academic years (8 semesters). The curriculum includes core courses in the field of archives and document studies: Archives, Archive Theory and Methodology, Information Technologies in the Archives, Legal Aspects of Modern Archives, Historical Document Study, Modern Document Systems, etc., as well as some basic historical subjects. Practical studies are carried in the system of the state archives and state administration. The Degree Program envisages an optional program for acquiring teacher qualification. Students graduate with a written State Examination. Graduates acquire the educational and professional qualification Bachelor of Archives and Document Studies. Students can continue their education in the Master's Programs in Archives or other programs in the Humanities. They can also apply for doctoral studies.

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  • The awardBAHow you will studyFull-timeHow long you will study4 years
    Course starts find outDomestic course fees find outInternational course feesEUR 3850 per year

Entry requirements

1. To have completed secondary education that makes them eligible to continue their studies in higher educational institutions in the country in which the applicants have completed their secondary education

2. In the applicant's diploma for secondary education the grades relevant to the the major applied for are not lower than 62% of the maximum grade in accordance to the grading system in the country, in which the applicant has completed secondary education (i.e. the equivalent to a grade Good 4).

3. To not suffer diseases contra-indicated to the area of study or the profession applied for.

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