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Conservation Solutions - ARC00058M

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  • Department: Archaeology
  • Module co-ordinator: Dr. Louise Cooke
  • Credit value: 5 credits
  • Credit level: M
  • Academic year of delivery: 2019-20

Module will run

Occurrence Teaching cycle
A Spring Term 2019-20

Module aims

  • to provide an understanding of principles and practice in conservation project management and the need for effective techniques and heritage-led solutions
  • to explore some of the key funding issues in conservation of historic buildings
  • to consider costing, its implications and imaginative financial solutions
  • to introduce the application of risk assessment methods for conservation projects

Module learning outcomes

By the end of the module, students should have:

  • developed an imaginative and flexible approach to conservation project planning and management
  • an appreciation of the role of heritage-led regeneration and resulting economic, social, community and environmental benefits
  • familiarity with a range of heritage funding opportunities available in the UK
  • understood the principles and considered the practice of tight budgetary and operation controls of projects
  • an awareness of approaches to risk assessment in conservation projects
  • ability to identify building defects, assess overall condition of fabric and possible diagnosis of underlying problems

Academic and graduate skills

  • Practical skills of assessing risk, condition, and conservation deficit for traditional and historic buildings and for planning and management of conservation projects
  • Transferrable skills of research, condition report writing, time and project management, & independent working


Task Length % of module mark
N/A 100

Special assessment rules



Task Length % of module mark
N/A 100

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