Accepted Qualifications

Recognised Institutions

World-wide only three institutions currently provide courses assessed to the standard for recognition. These are the:

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Institute of Heraldic and Genealogical Studies
79-82 Northgate,
Canterbury,
Kent, CT1 1BA,
England
www.ihgs.ac.uk
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University of Dundee
Centre for Archive and Information Studies,
Culture and Information,
School of Humanities,
University of Dundee,
Nethergate,
Dundee, DD1 4HN
Scotland
http://www.dundee.ac.uk/cais/
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University of Strathclyde
Genealogical Studies,
Centre for Lifelong Learning,
Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences,
University of Strathclyde,
40 George Street,
Glasgow G1 1QE,
Scotland
www.strath.ac.uk/genealogy/

Accepted Qualifications

Qualifications that may be accepted for Register membership are:

Diploma in Genealogy
(Institute of Heraldic and Genealogical Studies)

Postgraduate Diploma in Family and Local History
(University of Dundee)

Masters (MLitt) in Family and Local History
(University of Dundee)

Postgraduate Diploma in Genealogical, Palaeographic and Heraldic Studies
(University of Strathclyde)

Masters (MSc) in Genealogical, Palaeographic and Heraldic Studies
(University of Strathclyde)

We would be pleased to hear of other courses, from anywhere in the world, that may meet the standard and can be considered for recognition. Courses that will be recognised must be specific to genealogy and family history. The standard for recognition of a course is set at English QCF level 7 (of 8)[1] or Scottish SCQF level 11 (of 12)[2] and equates to 120 European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System (ECTS)[3] credits as defined through the European Bologna Process.[4]


[1] http://www.accreditedqualifications.org.uk/qualifications-and-credit-framework-qcf.html

[2]  http://scqf.org.uk/the-framework/scqf-levels/

[3] http://ec.europa.eu/education/policy/higher-education/ects/ects_en

[4] http://www.ehea.info/