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Graduate Diploma Conservation Studies

Graduate Diploma 1 year 2 years School of History & Heritage Lincoln Campus [L] Validated

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Lincoln Graduate Scholarship

Who is it for?
All UK/EU entrants who hold an undergraduate degree are entitled to the Lincoln Graduate Scholarship when they commence on a second University of Lincoln undergraduate degree or graduate diploma.

When is it Available?
2015/16 academic year.

Scholarship Amount
The value of the scholarship will be determined as follows:
— £4,000 for students holding a first class honours degree
— £3,000 for students holding an upper second class honours degree
— £2,000 for students holding a lower second class honours degree.

The scholarship is offset against tuition fee payments due for each academic year of study.

Selection Criteria

Selection is automatic when your application for an undergraduate course is successful, you do not have to apply for this Scholarship.

Introduction

This intensive one-year conversion course aims to enable graduates from a non-conservation background to advance their knowledge and skills in preparation for further study or a career in the heritage sector.

The University of Lincoln has the largest conservation and restoration centre in the UK with more than 40 years of experience teaching specialist skills. You have the opportunity to learn from practitioners with extensive experience and can benefit from our team’s strong links with museums, professional bodies and heritage agencies.

During this course, you will be expected to produce your own portfolios of specialist drawings and photographs, and have the chance to develop technical skills for the treatment of historic objects. You will be encouraged to take advantage of opportunities to become involved in live projects.

The Lincoln Graduate Scholarship is available to UK and EU students enrolling on this programme. The level of scholarship you are entitled to will depend on your achievement in your undergraduate degree. Please contact us for further information.

How You Study

You will have access to a wide variety of historic materials and will have the chance to focus on their remedial treatment and preventive conservation.

How You Are Assessed

Assessment Feedback

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

Methods of Assessment

The way you will be assessed on this course may vary for each module. It could include coursework, such as a dissertation or essay, written and practical exams, portfolio development, group work or presentations to name some examples.

Entry Requirements

A honours degree in any discipline or equivalent prior experience.

IELTS band 6.0 or above with no less than 5.5 in each band score.

Key Contacts

Academic:
Henning Schulze
hschulze@lincoln.ac.uk
+44 (0)1522 835171

Enquiries:
unilincolnarts@lincoln.ac.uk

Level 3

Conservation Practical (Grad Dip)

This module aims to provide a first introduction to the treatment of historic objects. You will have the opportunity to be taken through the processes of recording, decision-making and treatments working on a range of objects from museums and historic houses.

Conservation Skills (Grad Dip)

In a series of structured practical exercises you will have the opportunity to learn skills such as cleaning, using adhesives, gap filling and packaging fragile objects. You also have the chance to be introduced to observational drawing and documentation photography.

Conservation Theory (Grad Dip)

You have the opportunity to be introduced to the principles and processes that govern the deterioration of materials and the treatments available to conserve them. You will also have the chance to study the terminology, approaches and ethical codes involved in conservation.

Understanding Objects (Grad Dip)

This module aims to combine an introduction to materials science and concepts taken from art history and study of material culture and looks to relate them to the understanding and analysis of historic objects.

Special Features

Equipment

Students on this programme will receive a free tool kit and personal protection equipment for use during their studies.

Career and Personal Development

This programme is designed to provide students from non-conservation backgrounds with the opportunity to develop the skills, knowledge and understanding required to undertake the study of conservation at Masters level. For others, it may provide a foundation for further training or work in fields allied to conservation.

Tuition Fees

   2016/17 Entry*
Home/EU £9,000
Home/EU 
(including Lincoln Graduate Scholarship** £4,000 reduction for students holding a first class honours degree)
£5,000
Home/EU 
(including Lincoln Graduate Scholarship** £3,000 reduction for students holding a upper second class honours degree)
£6,000
Home/EU 
(including Lincoln Graduate Scholarship** £2,000 reduction for students holding a lower second class honours degree)
£7,000
International £14,500
   
Part-time Home/EU £TBA per credit point
Part-time International £121 per credit point

* Academic year September- July
** Subject to eligibility

Scholarships

You may be eligible for scholarships in addition to those shown above.

For further information and for details about funding your study, scholarships and bursaries, please see our Postgraduate Fees & Funding pages [www.lincoln.ac.uk/home/studyatlincoln/postgraduateprogrammes/feesandfunding/].

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.