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Heritage Protection - ARC00043M

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  • Department: Archaeology
  • Module co-ordinator: Information currently unavailable
  • Credit value: 5 credits
  • Credit level: M
  • Academic year of delivery: 2020-21

Module summary

This module introduces students to the history and scope of heritage protection through the key national and international frameworks and the wide range of organisations involved in heritage protection policy, law and decision making.

Students enjoy getting to grips with the decision-making relating to heritage protection through assessment of case studies and the introduction to the wide range of institutions and stakeholders involved. 

Module will run

Occurrence Teaching cycle
A Autumn Term 2020-21

Module aims

  • to familiarise students with the key UK legislation, policy and guidance for the historic environment

  • to enable students to understand the key statutory roles, organisations, and processes in heritage protection in the UK

  • to introduce the scope and diversity of international heritage policy and conservation charters

  • to introduce students to the respective roles of the key organisations involved internationally.

Module learning outcomes

By the end of the module, students should:

  • be familiar with the history and scope of the key statutory and policy instruments which relate to heritage protection in the UK

  • understand the roles of key UK organisations in the implementation of statutory and non-statutory protection of the historic environment

  • be able to critically appraise proposals for change to heritage assets and their setting in relation to legislative frameworks and public policy

  • be aware of the range of international heritage policy and the key international conservation charters

  • appreciate the roles of the principal organisations involved internationally in heritage conservation.

  • be able to work effectively as a team

  • have developed time management and presentation skills

Module content

This module introduces students to the history and scope of heritage protection through the key national and international frameworks. Students will be introduced to the wide range of organisations involved in heritage protection, their specific roles and responsibilities and how these relate to heritage decision-making. 

Heritage protection policy, law and decision making is a fast changing area and one that impacts us all. Through group work students will critique the relevant national and international framework and apply them to their own case study of a current planning application.

Assessment

Task Length % of module mark
Essay/coursework
Coursework
N/A 100

Special assessment rules

None

Reassessment

Task Length % of module mark
Essay/coursework
Coursework
N/A 100

Module feedback

Feedback will be available within 4 weeks

Indicative reading

Historic England guidance on listing buildings, scheduling monuments, registering parks, gardens and battlefields https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/what-is-designation/

Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government (2019). National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/national-planning-policy-framework--2

Pendlebury, J (2008). Conservation in the Age of Consensus, Abingdon: Routledge



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