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Conservation Studies, specialising in Books and Library Materials

Conservation Studies, specialising in Books and Library Materials

Key information
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Qualification type

Graduate Diploma

Subject areas

Museum / Gallery / Conservation Skills & Studies Libraries / Librarianship

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

The Graduate Diploma provides the theoretical and practical knowledge and experience necessary to start your career as a conservator and to begin to develop an area of specialisation. The programme is designed to be accessible from both the humanities and science study backgrounds and has an international reputation for developing book conservation skills.

Learn how to assess and record the condition of books to produce a complete record of work. Develop a repertoire of conservation treatments for books ranging from simple enclosure, to repair and reinstatement of the parts.

You can expect:

  • To develop excellent practical skills
  • To study the history of papermaking, materials science, storage and environmental issues, leather and image materials
  • To perform historical research and interpretation of the objects you work on
  • To work with materials from library and archive collections

Different course options

Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

28-SEP-20

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£12,690

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£12,690

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

Degree or qualification at equivalent level to a second year of undergraduate study (e.g. HND. FdA or DipHE) and an interest or experience in object conservation and cultural heritage. Alternatively, accreditation of prior experiential learning (APEL) will be considered for those who have been out of formal education for some years and are over 21, who do not meet the general (minimum) entrance requirements, but who can demonstrate their capacity for degree-level work in other ways. International students will require English language CEFR (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages) level B2 or IELTS 6.5 or above. If you fulfil the entry requirements you will be invited to visit the College for an interview with the programme tutor and another senior member of academic staff, and undertake a practical test if applicable.