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Heritage Protection - ARC00043M

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  • Department: Archaeology
  • Module co-ordinator: Dr. Louise Cooke
  • Credit value: 5 credits
  • Credit level: M
  • Academic year of delivery: 2018-19

Module will run

Occurrence Teaching cycle
A Autumn Term 2018-19
B Spring Term 2018-19

Module aims

  • 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


Task Length % of module mark
N/A 100

Special assessment rules



Task Length % of module mark
N/A 100

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