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AR50466: Cultures and frameworks for conservation

[Page last updated: 04 August 2021]

Academic Year: 2021/2
Owning Department/School: Department of Architecture & Civil Engineering
Credits: 10 [equivalent to 20 CATS credits]
Notional Study Hours: 200
Level: Masters UG & PG (FHEQ level 7)
Academic Year
Assessment Summary: CW 100%
Assessment Detail:
  • Essay (CW 100% - Qualifying Mark: 50)
Supplementary Assessment:
Like-for-like reassessment (where allowed by programme regulations)
Synopsis: Advance your knowledge of key aspects and issues of conservation philosophy and practice in a global context, including World Heritage Sites, cultural and designed landscapes and national and international charters and frameworks.

Learning Outcomes: Recognise and integrate the complexities of key aspects and issues of conservation philosophy and practice in terms of cultural heritage in a global context to plan strategies for conservation.

Ability to evaluate critically current practice and research-led developments related to interventions in heritage assets for a variety of situations, and to present findings to a standard consistent with professional requirements.

Develop understanding and critical awareness of the legislative and policy frameworks, international charters and standards relating to historic buildings and cultural heritage at national and international levels.

Content: The historic environment and the concept of 'significance'

Conservation philosophy: development and practice

Creative and adaptive re-use

Cultural heritage in a global context and the evolution of international standards and charters

Listed buildings and conservation areas: principles, law and policy.

Programme availability:

AR50466 is Compulsory on the following programmes:

Department of Architecture & Civil Engineering


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