to familiarise 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.
Academic and graduate skills
able to work effectively as a team
developed time management and presentation skills
% of module mark
Special assessment rules
% of module mark
The logbook will be submitted according to the departments assessment timetable, currently 12pm, Wednesday of Week 10. The module coordinator will offer informal feedback sessions in week 1 of the following term as required.
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