Subjects

Heritage Conservation

Heritage conservation is a broad and multi-disciplinary industry, bridging archaeology, architecture, history, museums studies and planning. It recognises the values embedded in the physical fabric and artefacts that survive from history; provides means to assess those values; and extends to recommended practices for preservation and, in some cases, re-development. Reflecting the multi-disciplinary nature of the industry, our courses in heritage conservation are taught by the Faculty of Arts and the School of Architecture and Planning in the Faculty of Creative Arts and Industries.

Heritage conservation can be studied with a specialisation in Built Heritage or, subject to CUAP approval in 2015, Museums and Cultural Heritage. The Built Heritage option includes courses in architecture and planning and electives in archaeology, art history, museums and cultural heritage, and sociology. The Museums and Cultural Heritage option includes courses in various arts disciplines and electives in architecture and planning. Our staff have close relationships with industry. Students in these programmes have the opportunity to build up their own multi-disciplinary networks. 

You can study Heritage Conservation in the following programmes:

You can study Heritage Conservation in the following programmes:

The conservation courses provide an introduction to the key aspects of heritage and the related disciplines and give you the skills required for employment in the field, in local authority offices, heritage institutions and/or private practice. They also provide preparation for entering a higher research degree, such as a research Masters or a doctoral programme.

Heritage conservation graduates are prepared for careers as heritage consultants, advisors and professionals. An MArch(Prof)HerCons can lead to a career as a conservation architect, or a heritage architect, and an MUrbPlan(Prof)HerCons can lead to a career as a heritage planner. 

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