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Graduate Diploma Conservation Studies

Graduate Diploma Conservation Studies

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

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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.

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.

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.

The composition and delivery for the course breaks down differently for each module and may include lectures, seminars, workshops, independent study, practicals, research and one-to-one learning.

Contact Hours and Independent Study

Weekly contact hours on this programme may vary depending on the individual modules and the stage of study. Postgraduate level study involves a significant proportion of independent study, exploring the material covered in lectures and seminars. As a general guide, for every hour in class students are expected to spend at least two - three hours in independent study. For more detailed information please contact the programme leader.

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.

Methods of Assessment

Students on this course are assessed through coursework and a phase test.

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) (Core)

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) (Core)

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) (Core)

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) (Core)

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.

Other Costs

For each course you may find that there are additional costs. These may be with regard to the specific clothing, materials or equipment required. Some courses provide opportunities for you to undertake field work or field trips. Where these are compulsory, the cost for travel and accommodation will be covered by the University and so is included in your fee. Where these are optional, you will normally be required to pay your own transport, accommodation and general living costs.

With regards to text books, the University provides students who enrol with a comprehensive reading list and you will find that our extensive library holds either material or virtual versions of the core texts that you are required to read. However, you may prefer to purchase some of these for yourself and you will be responsible for this cost.

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.

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.

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.

The composition and delivery for the course breaks down differently for each module and may include lectures, seminars, workshops, independent study, practicals, research and one-to-one learning.

Contact Hours and Independent Study

Weekly contact hours on this programme may vary depending on the individual modules and the stage of study. Postgraduate level study involves a significant proportion of independent study, exploring the material covered in lectures and seminars. As a general guide, for every hour in class students are expected to spend at least two - three hours in independent study. For more detailed information please contact the programme leader.

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.

Methods of Assessment

Students on this course are assessed through coursework and a phase test.

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

Applied Practical Skills (Core)

This module introduces generic practical skills used in the treatment of a range of historic objects. Beginning with simple objects, students have the opportunity to progress to more complex challenges as their skills and knowledge increase.

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

Conservation Processes (Core)

In semester A of this module students will have the opportunity to study the theory and application of basic conservation principles related to observation, documentation, condition assessment and cleaning of historic objects.

In semester B, students have the opportunity to learn the theory and application of basic conservation principles related to the repair of historic objects with a focus on adhesives, consolidants and gap filling.

Conservation Science (Core)

The module introduces students to basic chemistry concepts, and the scientific study of materials commonly found in cultural heritage. Students can 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.

Laboratory skills will be reinforced and an understanding of the application of regulations related to laboratory health and safety procedures.

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)

This module provides an introduction to the recording skills necessary for a practicing conservator. Various forms of documentation encountered in the practice of conservation will be introduced, and drawing and photography recordings skills developed. Students are 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.

Preventive Conservation (Core)

This module provides an introduction to the preventive conservation skills needed to undertake basic care of collections. Students are introduced to practical preventive conservation and collections management procedures, and have the opportunity to gain experience in environmental monitoring and surveying. Topics such as integrated pest management and emergency planning are also discussed.

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.

Other Costs

For each course you may find that there are additional costs. These may be with regard to the specific clothing, materials or equipment required. Some courses provide opportunities for you to undertake field work or field trips. Where these are compulsory, the cost for travel and accommodation will be covered by the University and so is included in your fee. Where these are optional, you will normally be required to pay your own transport, accommodation and general living costs.

With regards to text books, the University provides students who enrol with a comprehensive reading list and you will find that our extensive library holds either material or virtual versions of the core texts that you are required to read. However, you may prefer to purchase some of these for yourself and you will be responsible for this cost.

Tuition Fees

  2017/18 Entry*
Home/EU £9,250
International £14,500
   
Part-time Home/EU £4,625 per year
Part-time International £121 per credit point

* Academic year September- July

Scholarships

You may be eligible for scholarships .

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.