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Cardiff University: Conservation Practice
|Department||School of History, Archaeology and Religion|
**This hands-on conversion programme is dedicated to teaching the next generation of conservators through problem-based learning on real heritage objects.**
Our MSc Conservation Practice programme takes a theory into practice approach to bench conservation, led by accredited conservators and taught through lectures, seminars and laboratory practice.
Designed as a conversion programme for humanities and science graduates seeking a career in Conservation, this two-year programme offers significant experience working on archaeological and historical objects in the lab, plus real-world conservation placements.
Gaining a sophisticated understanding of theoretical principles and practical applications under expert tuition, you will become adept in the care and protection of cultural heritage artefacts through laboratory experience. Developing your skills in the practice of both new and traditional conservation techniques, you will amass considerable experience of working on cultural heritage objects from the UK and across the globe. More than this, you will demonstrate valuable transferable skills in project and resource management, problem solving and communication.
Taught by leading practitioners respected worldwide, our programme combines the knowledge and expertise to operate at professional conservation levels in the heritage sector, with a solid platform for pursuing future research.
Your strong interest in the subject is a given, but our internationally-respected entry-level programme does not require a fixed prerequisite volunteer or intern hours. The degree has been established as a conversion course making it ideal for those from humanities and science backgrounds. Within your application please share with us the evidence you have for your interest in the sector and your highest level of scientific qualification.
Celebrating the centenary of Archaeology and Conservation in 2020, we’re ranked in the world top 150 (QS World University Rankings by Subject 2020) while our research ranked 12th among archaeology departments in the UK (Research Excellence Framework 2014).
|Telephone||+44 (0)29 2087 4455|
|Level||RQF Level 7|
For entry requirements, please visit the course page on our website: https://www.cardiff.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/taught/courses/course/conservation-practice-msc
|Location||Cathays Park Campus|
Designed as a conversion programme for humanities and science graduates seeking a career in Conservation, this highly-respected two-year programme is dedicated to teaching the next generation of conservators. It is a hands-on degree scheme with significant time spent in laboratories working on archaeological and historical objects.
The Conservation Practice programme from Cardiff University delivers the knowledge and expertise for graduates to operate as professional conservators in the heritage sector. It also provides transferable skills in project and resource management, problem solving and communication that would suit a wide range of careers, while also offering a solid platform for pursuing research.
Gaining a sophisticated understanding of theoretical principles and practical applications, you will become adept in the care and protection of cultural heritage artefacts through laboratory experience and close tuition, which develops your skills in the practice of both new and traditional conservation techniques.
Over the two years, you will evolve a sophisticated understanding of theoretical principles, amassing considerable experience of working on cultural heritage objects from the UK and across the globe.
Through this programme we aim to:
- provide an underpinning framework for understanding the role of a conservator; the skills required to carry out conservation practice; techniques of conservation and the relationship between materials, decay and treatment
- equip you with the necessary skills to operate equipment and use tools commonly found within conservation laboratories
- provide a conservation qualification that encompasses and links theoretical and practical skills
- equip you to operate as professional conservators in the heritage sector
- prepare you for either further research or a wide range of careers by offering transferable skills in project and resource management, problem-solving and communication
|Telephone||029 2087 0084|
|Level||RQF Level 7|
This is a conversion course. Conversion courses allow you to study a subject unrelated to your undergraduate degree or current career, and support you with a change of career path. No prior knowledge or degree in the subject is required.
Applicants should normally possess a higher education degree with a first or good upper second class Honours (UK), or a qualification recognised by the University as equivalent to this.
This programme is suitable for graduates in Archaeology, History, Ancient History, Conservation and Heritage and the Sciences.
If you have an arts-based degree you must supply evidence of your highest level of education within science. Evidence of an interest in or commitment to the cultural heritage sector will strengthen an application.
Applicants with a first language other than English:You must demonstrate a IELTS test with a minimum score of 6.5 (with at least 6.0 in any sub-score) or equivalent.
See our website for further details: https://www.cardiff.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/taught/courses/course/conservation-practice-msc
|Location||Cathays Park Campus|
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