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