BA (Hons) Conservation of Cultural Heritage

BA (Hons) Conservation of Cultural Heritage

94% of students studying Conservation and Restoration at Lincoln stated they have been able to access course-specific resources including equipment and facilities when they needed to, and they have had opportunities to apply what they have learnt - National Student Survey 2017.

The Course

The BA (Hons) Conservation of Cultural Heritage degree offers opportunities to gain extensive, hands-on experience working on a range of historic materials provided by museums, historic houses and private collections. Students can become familiar with different materials, time periods and collections, within their historical context.

The course links the theory and practice of conservation. Students navigate decision-making and ethics through independent research and the guidance of tutors. Throughout the course, students can carry out conservation treatments and scientific analysis of historical artefacts. Starting with simple objects in the first year and increasing in complexity as skills and knowledge are built, the practical aspect culminates in an exhibition of work at the end of the final year.

The second term of year two offers students the opportunity to study at a partner institution, choose from a range of optional modules, or undertake an extended work placement. Students have the opportunity to source their own placement in a historic property, museum or private workshop in the UK or overseas.

The Course

The BA (Hons) Conservation of Cultural Heritage degree offers opportunities to gain extensive, hands-on experience working on a range of historic materials provided by museums, historic houses and private collections. Students can become familiar with different materials, time periods and collections, within their historical context.

The course links the theory and practice of conservation. Students navigate decision-making and ethics through independent research and the guidance of tutors. Throughout the course, students can carry out conservation treatments and scientific analysis of historical artefacts. Starting with simple objects in the first year and increasing in complexity as skills and knowledge are built, the practical aspect culminates in an exhibition of work at the end of the final year.

The second term of year two offers students the opportunity to study at a partner institution, choose from a range of optional modules, or undertake an extended work placement. Students have the opportunity to source their own placement in a historic property, museum or private workshop in the UK or overseas.

Contact Hours and Reading for a Degree

Students on this programme learn from academic staff who are often engaged in world-leading or internationally excellent research or professional practice. Contact time can be in workshops, practical sessions, seminars or lectures and may vary from module to module and from academic year to year. Tutorial sessions and project supervision can take the form of one-to-one engagement or small group sessions. Some courses offer the opportunity to take part in external visits and fieldwork.

It is still the case that students read for a degree and this means that in addition to scheduled contact hours, students are required to engage in independent study. This allows you to read around a subject and to prepare for lectures and seminars through wider reading, or to complete follow up tasks such as assignments or revision. As a general guide, the amount of independent study required by students at the University of Lincoln is that for every hour in class you are expected to spend at least two to three hours in independent study.

Applied Practical Skills (Core)
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Applied Practical Skills (Core)

This module aims to introduce students to generic practical skills used in the treatment of historic objects. It provides a foundation to future work, although at the early stages the students work on exercises and simulations, prior to being allocated their first object.

Students can develop awareness of the practices and procedures common to areas of conservation treatment including laboratory and bench skills, documentation skills and basic decision-making skills.

Becoming a Professional (Core)
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Becoming a Professional (Core)

The module supports students in planning and preparing for their professional life by providing a framework to successfully navigate their way through university study, including progression to postgraduate level, and from this springboard to their chosen professional destination. It is intended to provide students with the knowledge, skills and insights into how to manage the transitions into university and from there into the professional world.

Conservation Processes (Core)
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Conservation Processes (Core)

In this module students have the chance to learn the theory and application of basic conservation principles related to observation, documentation, condition assessment and cleaning of historic objects; adhesives, consolidants, modelling and casting.

Conservation Science 1 (Core)
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Conservation Science 1 (Core)

The module is designed to introduce students to basic chemistry concepts, and the scientific study of materials commonly found in cultural heritage. Students may develop a systematic approach to scientific investigation and examination of historic objects and an understanding to the nature of different materials, technological factors and the processes of deterioration.

Conservation Theory (Core)
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Conservation Theory (Core)

This module aims to provide the underpinning basic theoretical knowledge related to historic materials, on which the discipline of conservation is based. Students are introduced to a range of conservation techniques, through lectures discussing a range of different material types and their potential deterioration.

Documentation techniques (Core)
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Documentation techniques (Core)

This module provides an introduction to the recording skills necessary for a practising conservator. Various forms of documentation encountered in the practice of conservation are introduced, and drawing and photography recordings skills developed. Students can be introduced to the basic principles of photography, lighting techniques and their application in conservation. The conventions and standard representations used in record drawing are also introduced.

Introduction to Visual and Material Culture (Core)
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Introduction to Visual and Material Culture (Core)

This module is designed as an introduction to visual and material culture, embracing the history of art and architecture, historical archaeology, and the conservation of historical buildings. It aims to enable students to interrogate visual and material objects throughout the past and to understand their functions and possible meanings of visual and material objects as primary sources.

Applied Practical Conservation 2 (Core)
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Applied Practical Conservation 2 (Core)

This module aims to develop the basic skills introduced in year one and apply them to the conservation of objects related to a range of material types. Theoretical concepts introduced in Year 1 can be developed and underpin students’ practice.

The module offers the chance to develop important transferable skills for understanding of the behaviour of materials and manual dexterity. It also looks to reinforce and develop students' skills in conservation report-writing.

Archaeology (Option)
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Archaeology (Option)

Archaeologists record, excavate and analyse the material evidence of our past to illuminate aspects of human life not otherwise recorded. In this module students will have the opportunity to take part in an excavation and will learn how to collect, interpret and care for archaeological evidence.

Conservation Placement (Option)
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Conservation Placement (Option)

This module focuses around a 12 week period of placement in a museum, historic house or private workshop. Students are responsible for negotiating the placement arrangement with support and guidance from their placement tutor. Students are encouraged to select a placement to suit their individual aspirations and needs. This concludes with a presentation, which is designed to allow all group members to benefit from the experience of their peers.

Conservation Science 2: Analytical Techniques (Core)
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Conservation Science 2: Analytical Techniques (Core)

This module aims to further develop knowledge of materials science and its relevance to conservation. Students have the chance to develop skills in the use of scientific analytical techniques for the examination and identification of materials encountered in historic objects and their treatment.

Digital Heritage (Option)
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Digital Heritage (Option)

The cultural heritage sector increasingly offers opportunities for application of these rapidly developing digital technologies, as a communication, research and recording tool. This module offers the opportunity for students to become familiar with some of these advanced recording techniques for the study and recording of objects.

Material Histories: Objects and Analysis (Option)
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Material Histories: Objects and Analysis (Option)

This module will give students a unique opportunity to develop their practical skills for studying objects while developing their understanding of the relationship between history and material culture.
Students will explore how object-based study can enhance their practice as conservators and historians and how material culture studies can lead to insights that cannot be reached through other approaches.

Preventive Conservation (Core)
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Preventive Conservation (Core)

This module looks to provide an introduction to the preventive conservation skills needed to set out as a practicing conservator. Students have the chance to develop an understanding of practical preventive conservation and collections management procedures, and can gain experience in environmental monitoring and surveying. Topics such as integrated pest management and emergency planning are also discussed.

Study at a partner institution: Conservation (Option)
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Study at a partner institution: Conservation (Option)

This module provides an opportunity for Conservation students to spend a term studying at one of the University’s partner institutions. This opportunity has both academic and personal development dimensions. Study at another institution offers enhanced sporting, cultural and other activities to enhance students' overall profile, alongside the basic experience of adapting to and working effectively within a different academic culture. Please note that a limited number of places will be available each year.

Understanding Practical Making (Option)
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Understanding Practical Making (Option)

This module is designed to introduce the basic skills of working with glass, ceramic and fine metalwork. It provides an opportunity to investigate the potential and limitations of working with various materials, processes and techniques, associated with the practice of object manufacture against a relevant historical background.

World Heritage Management (Option)
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World Heritage Management (Option)

This module is designed to explore ideas of heritage protection, management and conservation from around the world. It will consider United Nations' efforts in the field and consider how this international perspective shapes local and national actions.

Applied Practical Conservation 3.1 (Core)
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Applied Practical Conservation 3.1 (Core)

This module allows students the opportunity to specialise in a specific material discipline, or alternatively to continue to pursue broader options. Students are encouraged to consider their choice of specialism for this module in line with their choice of dissertation and placement.

Applied Practical Conservation 3.2 (Core)
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Applied Practical Conservation 3.2 (Core)

This is a practical module covering the conservation treatment of one or more complex historic objects. Exact content will depend on object type chosen. This module allows students to choose to specialise in a specific material discipline, or alternatively to continue to pursue broader options.

Applied Preventive Conservation (Core)
Find out more

Applied Preventive Conservation (Core)

The module is designed to extend students' knowledge and awareness of preventive conservation skills. Students can carry out live projects in environmental monitoring, surveying collections and pest management in order to further their experience in these areas, in addition to examining how external factors such as buildings and pollutants can impact on collections care.

Conservation exhibition (Core)
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Conservation exhibition (Core)

This module covers the production of an exhibition of conservation work completed by students. Initial sessions discuss the theory of exhibition design and managing projects, before moving on to the detail of the exhibition itself. Students will be expected to manage all aspects of the exhibition, including curation, marketing and fundraising if applicable.

Conservation independent study: dissertation (Core)
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Conservation independent study: dissertation (Core)

The module allows students to undertake a major research project in an area of their own choice (approx. 10,000 words).

The student is allocated a dissertation tutor following their decision on the topic to be researched. The initial stage of planning involves the student confirming a working title and agreeing the structure to their work. Regular tutorials with the dissertation tutor will aid the students’ progress and time management.

The research should address clear aims or hypotheses and may involve literature review and / or primary research through fieldwork or experimentation.

The choice of dissertation topic may be related to the students’ choice of placement and practical specialism.

†The availability of optional modules may vary from year to year and will be subject to minimum student numbers being achieved. This means that the availability of specific optional modules cannot be guaranteed. Optional module selection may also be affected by staff availability.

The course is delivered through workshop, studio and laboratory sessions, lectures, demonstrations and seminars. After an initial introduction to conservation skills, materials and techniques, all practical work is on historic objects from museums and private collections.

An assessed vocational placement forms a major component of the course and live projects based in museums and historic houses are used in various aspects of the learning process. The costs of this are outlined in the Features tab and the Fees tab.

Assessment Feedback

The University of Lincoln's policy on assessment feedback aims to ensure that academics will return in-course assessments to students promptly – usually within 15 working days after the submission date (unless stated differently above)..

Methods of Assessment

The way students are assessed on this course may vary for each module. Examples of assessment methods that are used include coursework, such as written assignments, reports or dissertations; practical exams, such as presentations, performances or observations; and written exams, such as formal examinations or in-class tests. The weighting given to each assessment method may vary across each academic year. The University of Lincoln aims to ensure that staff return in-course assessments to students promptly.

Applicants will be invited for interview, where they will have the opportunity to go through their portfolio with a member of the academic team.

The interview visit will also provide an opportunity to tour the campus and course facilities.

Full details will be emailed prior to interview. Applicants attending an interview will be expected to cover their own travel expenses.

Those applicants coming from Art, Design, Craft or Technology backgrounds may choose to bring a portfolio of selected previous work. In making the choice of what to include, please bear in mind the skills that we are looking for include precision, dexterity and attention to detail.

Many students applying to study Conservation will have a background that does not offer evidence to present in a portfolio. This is not a problem. In some cases, applicants have a hobby such as needlework, DIY or model-making, that demonstrates potential skills.

Renowned conservation consultancy, Lincoln Conservation, has expertise in:

  • Architectural paint research and historic pigments
  • Historic materials analysis
  • Conservation of historic decorative interiors
  • Lead, mortar and renders analysis
  • Gilding and wallpapers
  • 3D laser scanning and digital replication
  • Conservation and restoration of architectural ceramics and tiles


Our conservators have helped to inform the restoration of St Pancras Station, Kenwood House and HMS Victory, among others. The consultancy provides opportunities for students to engage in practical research and conservation projects, offering invaluable professional and commercial experience.

A lab coat, a tool roll and goggles are provided to each student studying Conservation and Cultural Heritage.

ADOBE CREATIVE CLOUD

Students on this course will receive a licence for Adobe Creative Cloud free of charge

Student as Producer

Student as Producer is a model of teaching and learning that encourages academics and undergraduate students to collaborate on research activities. It is a programme committed to learning through doing.

The Student as Producer initiative was commended by the QAA in our 2012 review and is one of the teaching and learning features that makes the Lincoln experience unique.

The second year features an optional 12 week placement. Students will have the opportunity to source their own work placement in a museum, historic house or a private conservation studio either in the UK or overseas. Tutors can provide support in obtaining placements when required.

Recent placement destinations have included the Tate Modern in London, the National Museum of Denmark and Calke Abbey, Derbyshire.

Please note that students are required to cover the costs of their accommodation, travel and general living expenses when on placement. Opportunities for travel grants are available, more information can be provided by the programme leader. Please contact the University to find out more.

Placement Year

When students are on an optional placement in the UK or overseas or studying abroad, they will be required to cover their own transport and accommodation and meals costs. Placements can range from a few weeks to a full year if students choose to undertake an optional sandwich year in industry.

Students are encouraged to obtain placements in industry independently. Tutors may provide support and advice to students who require it during this process.

For more information and for details about funding your study, please see our UK/EU Fees & Funding pages or our International funding and scholarship pages. [www.lincoln.ac.uk/home/studyatlincoln/undergraduatecourses/feesandfunding/] [www.lincoln.ac.uk/home/international/feesandfunding/]

Additional Costs

For each course students may find that there are additional costs. These may be with regard to the specific clothing, materials or equipment required, depending on their subject area. Some courses provide opportunities for students to undertake field work or field trips. Where these are compulsory, the cost for the travel, accommodation and meals may be covered by the University and so is included in the fee. Where these are optional students will normally (unless stated otherwise) be required to pay their own transportation, accommodation and meal costs.

With regards to text books, the University provides students who enrol with a comprehensive reading list and our extensive library holds either material or virtual versions of the core texts that students are required to read. However, students may prefer to purchase some of these for themselves and will therefore be responsible for this cost. Where there may be exceptions to this general rule, information will be displayed in a section titled Other Costs below.

Other Costs

Students may have to pay travel and accommodation costs for second year placements, particularly for those outside of Lincoln. Opportunities for travel grants are available, more information can be provided by the programme leader. Please contact the University to find out more.

GCE Advanced Levels: BCC

International Baccalaureate: 28 points overall

BTEC Extended Diploma: Distinction, Merit, Merit

Access to Higher Education Diploma: A minimum of 45 level 3 credits at merit or above will be required.

A science based or history based subject is welcomed.

In addition, applicants should have five GCSEs at grade C or above, including English, or the equivalent.

Applicants will need to complete a successful interview.

Mature students with extensive relevant work experience and a portfolio of work, will be selected on individual merit. All relevant work experience should be noted on the application form.

If you would like further information about entry requirements, or would like to discuss whether the qualifications you are currently studying are acceptable, please contact the Admissions team on 01522 886097, or email admissions@lincoln.ac.uk.

The course is delivered through workshop, studio and laboratory sessions, lectures, demonstrations and seminars. After an initial introduction to conservation skills, materials and techniques, all practical work is on historic objects from museums and private collections.

An assessed vocational placement forms a major component of the course and live projects based in museums and historic houses are used in various aspects of the learning process. The costs of this are outlined in the Features tab and the Fees tab.

Contact Hours and Reading for a Degree

Students on this programme learn from academic staff who are often engaged in world-leading or internationally excellent research or professional practice. Contact time can be in workshops, practical sessions, seminars or lectures and may vary from module to module and from academic year to year. Tutorial sessions and project supervision can take the form of one-to-one engagement or small group sessions. Some courses offer the opportunity to take part in external visits and fieldwork.

It is still the case that students read for a degree and this means that in addition to scheduled contact hours, students are required to engage in independent study. This allows you to read around a subject and to prepare for lectures and seminars through wider reading, or to complete follow up tasks such as assignments or revision. As a general guide, the amount of independent study required by students at the University of Lincoln is that for every hour in class you are expected to spend at least two to three hours in independent study.

Applied Practical Skills (Core)
Find out more

Applied Practical Skills (Core)

This module aims to introduce students to generic practical skills used in the treatment of historic objects. It provides a foundation to future work, although at the early stages the students work on exercises and simulations, prior to being allocated their first object.

Students can develop awareness of the practices and procedures common to areas of conservation treatment including laboratory and bench skills, documentation skills and basic decision-making skills.

Becoming a Professional (Core)
Find out more

Becoming a Professional (Core)

The module supports students in planning and preparing for their professional life by providing a framework to successfully navigate their way through university study, including progression to postgraduate level, and from this springboard to their chosen professional destination. It is intended to provide students with the knowledge, skills and insights into how to manage the transitions into university and from there into the professional world.

Conservation Processes (Core)
Find out more

Conservation Processes (Core)

In this module students have the chance to learn the theory and application of basic conservation principles related to observation, documentation, condition assessment and cleaning of historic objects; adhesives, consolidants, modelling and casting.

Conservation Science 1 (Core)
Find out more

Conservation Science 1 (Core)

This module is designed to introduce students to basic chemistry concepts, and the scientific study of materials commonly found in cultural heritage. Students may develop a systematic approach to scientific investigation and examination of historic objects and an understanding to the nature of different materials, technological factors and the processes of deterioration.

Conservation Theory (Core)
Find out more

Conservation Theory (Core)

This module aims to provide the underpinning basic theoretical knowledge related to historic materials, on which the discipline of conservation is based. Students are introduced to a range of conservation techniques, through lectures discussing a range of different material types and their potential deterioration.

Documentation techniques (Core)
Find out more

Documentation techniques (Core)

This module provides an introduction to the recording skills necessary for a practising conservator. Various forms of documentation encountered in the practice of conservation are introduced, and drawing and photography recordings skills developed. Students can be introduced to the basic principles of photography, lighting techniques and their application in conservation. The conventions and standard representations used in record drawing are also introduced.

Introduction to Visual and Material Culture (Core)
Find out more

Introduction to Visual and Material Culture (Core)

This module is designed as an introduction to visual and material culture, embracing the history of art and architecture, historical archaeology, and the conservation of historical buildings. It aims to enable students to interrogate visual and material objects throughout the past and to understand their functions and possible meanings of visual and material objects as primary sources.

Applied Practical Conservation 2 (Core)
Find out more

Applied Practical Conservation 2 (Core)

This module aims to develop the basic skills introduced in year one and apply them to the conservation of objects related to a range of material types. Theoretical concepts introduced in Year 1 can be developed and underpin students’ practice.

The module offers the chance to develop important transferable skills for understanding of the behaviour of materials and manual dexterity. It also looks to reinforce and develop students' skills in conservation report-writing.

Archaeology (Option)
Find out more

Archaeology (Option)

Archaeologists record, excavate and analyse the material evidence of our past to illuminate aspects of human life not otherwise recorded. In this module students will have the opportunity to take part in an excavation and will learn how to collect, interpret and care for archaeological evidence.

Conservation Placement (Option)
Find out more

Conservation Placement (Option)

This module focuses around a 12 week period of placement in a museum, historic house or private workshop. Students are responsible for negotiating the placement arrangement with support and guidance from their placement tutor. Students are encouraged to select a placement to suit their individual aspirations and needs. This concludes with a presentation, which is designed to allow all group members to benefit from the experience of their peers.

Conservation Science 2: Analytical Techniques (Core)
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Conservation Science 2: Analytical Techniques (Core)

This module aims to further develop knowledge of materials science and its relevance to conservation. Students have the chance to develop skills in the use of scientific analytical techniques for the examination and identification of materials encountered in historic objects and their treatment.

Digital Heritage (Option)
Find out more

Digital Heritage (Option)

The cultural heritage sector increasingly offers opportunities for application of these rapidly developing digital technologies, as a communication, research and recording tool. This module offers the opportunity for students to become familiar with some of these advanced recording techniques for the study and recording of objects.

Material Histories: Objects and Analysis (Option)
Find out more

Material Histories: Objects and Analysis (Option)

This module will give students a unique opportunity to develop their practical skills for studying objects while developing their understanding of the relationship between history and material culture. Students can explore how object-based study can enhance their practice as conservators and historians and how material culture studies can lead to insights that cannot be reached through other approaches.

Preventive Conservation (Core)
Find out more

Preventive Conservation (Core)

This module looks to provide an introduction to the preventive conservation skills needed to set out as a practicing conservator. Students have the chance to develop an understanding of practical preventive conservation and collections management procedures, and can gain experience in environmental monitoring and surveying. Topics such as integrated pest management and emergency planning are also discussed.

Study at a partner institution: Conservation (Option)
Find out more

Study at a partner institution: Conservation (Option)

This module provides an opportunity for Conservation students to spend a term studying at one of the University’s partner institutions. This opportunity has both academic and personal development dimensions. Study at another institution offers enhanced sporting, cultural and other activities to enhance students' overall profile, alongside the basic experience of adapting to and working effectively within a different academic culture. Please note that a limited number of places will be available each year.

Understanding Practical Making (Option)
Find out more

Understanding Practical Making (Option)

This module is designed to introduce the basic skills of working with glass, ceramic and fine metalwork. It provides an opportunity to investigate the potential and limitations of working with various materials, processes and techniques, associated with the practice of object manufacture against a relevant historical background.

World Heritage Management (Option)
Find out more

World Heritage Management (Option)

This module is designed to explore ideas of heritage protection, management and conservation from around the world. It will consider United Nations' efforts in the field and consider how this international perspective shapes local and national actions.

Applied Practical Conservation 3.1 (Core)
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Applied Practical Conservation 3.1 (Core)

This module allows students the opportunity to specialise in a specific material discipline, or alternatively to continue to pursue broader options. Students are encouraged to consider their choice of specialism for this module in line with their choice of dissertation and placement.

Applied Practical Conservation 3.2 (Core)
Find out more

Applied Practical Conservation 3.2 (Core)

This is a practical module covering the conservation treatment of one or more complex historic objects. Exact content will depend on object type chosen. This module allows students to choose to specialise in a specific material discipline, or alternatively to continue to pursue broader options.

Applied Preventive Conservation (Core)
Find out more

Applied Preventive Conservation (Core)

The module is designed to extend students' knowledge and awareness of preventive conservation skills. Students can carry out live projects in environmental monitoring, surveying collections and pest management in order to further their experience in these areas, in addition to examining how external factors such as buildings and pollutants can impact on collections care.

Conservation exhibition (Core)
Find out more

Conservation exhibition (Core)

This module covers the production of an exhibition of conservation work completed by students. Initial sessions discuss the theory of exhibition design and managing projects, before moving on to the detail of the exhibition itself. Students will be expected to manage all aspects of the exhibition, including curation, marketing and fundraising if applicable.

Conservation independent study: dissertation (Core)
Find out more

Conservation independent study: dissertation (Core)

The module allows students to undertake a major research project in an area of their own choice (approx. 10,000 words).

The student is allocated a dissertation tutor following their decision on the topic to be researched. The initial stage of planning involves the student confirming a working title and agreeing the structure to their work. Regular tutorials with the dissertation tutor will aid the students’ progress and time management.

The research should address clear aims or hypotheses and may involve literature review and / or primary research through fieldwork or experimentation.

The choice of dissertation topic may be related to the students’ choice of placement and practical specialism.

†The availability of optional modules may vary from year to year and will be subject to minimum student numbers being achieved. This means that the availability of specific optional modules cannot be guaranteed. Optional module selection may also be affected by staff availability.

This course is assessed by 100% coursework in all three years. The way students are assessed on this course may vary for each module. Examples of assessment methods that may be used include coursework, such as written assignments, reports or dissertations. The University of Lincoln’s policy is to ensure that staff return assessments to students promptly.
Successful applicants will be invited for interview, where they have the opportunity to go through their portfolio with a member of the academic team.

Those applicants coming from Art, Design, Craft or Technology backgrounds should bring a portfolio of selected previous work. In making the choice of what to include, please bear in mind the skills that we are looking for include precision, dexterity and attention to detail.

Students from a background that does not offer artistic evidence to present in a portfolio, do not be unduly concerned. Students will have been selected for interview on the strength of their application, but may also have a hobby, such as needlework, DIY or model-making, that demonstrates potential skills. Students can bring evidence of these instead if appropriate.

Renowned conservation consultancy, Lincoln Conservation, has expertise in:

  • Architectural paint research and historic pigments
  • Historic materials analysis
  • Conservation of historic decorative interiors
  • Lead, mortar and renders analysis
  • Gilding and wallpapers
  • 3D laser scanning and digital replication
  • Conservation and restoration of architectural ceramics and tiles

Our conservators have helped to inform the restoration of St Pancras Station, Kenwood House and HMS Victory, among others. The consultancy provides opportunities for students to engage in practical research and conservation projects, offering invaluable professional and commercial experience.

A lab coat, a tool roll and goggles are provided to each student studying Conservation and Cultural Heritage.

ADOBE CREATIVE CLOUD

Students on this course will receive a licence for Adobe Creative Cloud free of charge

Student as Producer

Student as Producer is a model of teaching and learning that encourages academics and undergraduate students to collaborate on research activities. It is a programme committed to learning through doing.

The Student as Producer initiative was commended by the QAA in our 2012 review and is one of the teaching and learning features that makes the Lincoln experience unique.

The second year of the BA (Hons) Conservation of Cultural Heritage features an optional 12 week placement. Students will have the opportunity to source their own work placement in a museum, historic house or a private conservation studio either in the UK or overseas. Tutors can provide support in obtaining placements when required.

Recent placement destinations have included the Tate Modern in London, the National Museum of Denmark and Calke Abbey, Derbyshire.

Please note that students are required to cover the costs of their accommodation, travel and general living expenses when on placement. Opportunities for travel grants are available, more information can be provided by the programme leader. Please contact the University to find out more.

Placement Year

When students are on an optional placement in the UK or overseas or studying abroad, they will be required to cover their own transport and accommodation and meals costs. Placements can range from a few weeks to a full year if students choose to undertake an optional sandwich year in industry.

Students are encouraged to obtain placements in industry independently. Tutors may provide support and advice to students who require it during this process.

Tuition Fees

2018/19UK/EUInternational
Full-time £9,250 per level £15,600 per level
Part-time £77.00 per credit point†  N/A
Placement (optional) Exempt Exempt


†Please note that not all courses are available as a part-time option.

Fees for enrolment on additional modules

Tuition fees for additional activity are payable by the student/sponsor and charged at the equivalent £ per credit point rate for each module. Additional activity includes:

- Enrolment on modules that are in addition to the validated programme curriculum

- Enrolment on modules that are over and above the full credit diet for the relevant academic year

- Retakes of modules as permitted by the Board of Examiners

Exceptionally tuition fees may not be payable where a student has been granted a retake with approved extenuating circumstances.

For more information and for details about funding your study, please see our UK/EU Fees & Funding pages or our International funding and scholarship pages. [www.lincoln.ac.uk/home/studyatlincoln/undergraduatecourses/feesandfunding/] [www.lincoln.ac.uk/home/international/feesandfunding/]

Additional Costs

For each course students may find that there are additional costs. These may be with regard to the specific clothing, materials or equipment required, depending on their subject area. Some courses provide opportunities for students to undertake field work or field trips. Where these are compulsory, the cost for the travel, accommodation and meals may be covered by the University and so is included in the fee. Where these are optional students will normally (unless stated otherwise) be required to pay their own transportation, accommodation and meal costs.

With regards to text books, the University provides students who enrol with a comprehensive reading list and our extensive library holds either material or virtual versions of the core texts that students are required to read. However, students may prefer to purchase some of these for themselves and will therefore be responsible for this cost. Where there may be exceptions to this general rule, information will be displayed in a section titled Other Costs below.

Other Costs

Students may have to pay travel and accommodation costs for second year placements, particularly for those outside of Lincoln. Opportunities for travel grants are available, more information can be provided by the programme leader. Please contact the University to find out more.

GCE Advanced Levels: BCC

International Baccalaureate: 28 points overall

BTEC Extended Diploma: Distinction, Merit, Merit

Access to Higher Education Diploma: A minimum of 45 level 3 credits to include 30 at merit or above will be required.

A science based or history based subject is welcomed.

In addition, applicants should have three GCSEs at grade C or above, including English, or the equivalent.

Applicants will need to complete a successful interview.

Mature students with extensive relevant work experience and a portfolio of work, will be selected on individual merit. All relevant work experience should be noted on the application form.

If you would like further information about entry requirements, or would like to discuss whether the qualifications you are currently studying are acceptable, please contact the Admissions team on 01522 886097, or email admissions@lincoln.ac.uk.

Learn from Experts

Throughout this degree, students may receive tuition from professors, senior lecturers, lecturers, researchers, practitioners, visiting experts or technicians, and they may be supported in their learning by other students.

DrLyndaSkipper

Dr Lynda Skipper

Programme Leader

Dr Lynda Skipper is programme leader for BA (Hons) Conservation of Cultural Heritage. After gaining a PhD in Biochemistry from the University of Cambridge, she studied conservation at Lincoln. Her previous employers include the Science Museum and National Trust. She re-joined the University of Lincoln as a lecturer in 2011. Her research interests include paints, pigments and wallpapers.


Your Future Career

The course aims to equip graduates with the transferable skills to enable them to progress into a range of careers in the conservation and heritage industries. Links with employers around the world have opened up opportunities for our graduates to progress to roles in prominent institutions, such as Historic Royal Palaces, the Victoria and Albert Museum and the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. Many graduates choose to go on to undertake further study at Master’s or doctoral level.

Careers Service

The University Careers and Employability Team offer qualified advisors who can work with students to provide tailored, individual support and careers advice during their time at the University. As a member of our alumni we also offer one-to-one support in the first year after completing a course, including access to events, vacancy information and website resources; with access to online vacancies and virtual resources for the following two years.

This service can include one-to-one coaching, CV advice and interview preparation to help you maximise our graduates future opportunities.

The service works closely with local, national and international employers, acting as a gateway to the business world.

Visit our Careers Service pages for further information http://www.lincoln.ac.uk/home/campuslife/studentsupport/careersservice/.

The course aims to equip graduates with the transferable skills to enable them to progress into a range of careers in the conservation and heritage industries. Links with employers around the world have opened up opportunities for our graduates to progress to roles in prominent institutions, such as Historic Royal Palaces, the Victoria and Albert Museum and the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. Many graduates choose to go on to undertake further study at Master’s or doctoral level.

Careers Service

The University Careers and Employability Team offer qualified advisors who can work with students to provide tailored, individual support and careers advice during their time at the University. As a member of our alumni we also offer one-to-one support in the first year after completing a course, including access to events, vacancy information and website resources; with access to online vacancies and virtual resources for the following two years.

This service can include one-to-one coaching, CV advice and interview preparation to help you maximise our graduates future opportunities.

The service works closely with local, national and international employers, acting as a gateway to the business world.

Visit our Careers Service pages for further information http://www.lincoln.ac.uk/home/campuslife/studentsupport/careersservice/.

EleanorPearce

Lincoln is bursting with history, making the city a wonderful place to study conservation. The city is full of old buildings, such as the cathedral, which would inspire any trainee conservator. Every staff member on the Conservation team has a vast array of skills, knowledge and experience.

Eleanor Pearce, Conservation of Cultural Heritage student

Facilities

A lab coat, a tool roll and goggles are provided to each student studying Conservation and Cultural Heritage.

Students on this course will receive a licence for Adobe Creative Cloud free of charge.

At Lincoln, we constantly invest in our campus as we aim to provide the best learning environment for our undergraduates. Whatever the area of study, the University strives to ensure students have access to specialist equipment and resources, to develop the skills, which they may need in their future career.


The University intends to provide its courses as outlined in these pages, although the University may make changes in accordance with the Student Admissions Terms and Conditions.