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Preventive Conservation (Online)

Northumbria University

12 months
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7950 GBP/year
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About

Preventive Conservation (Online) from Northumbria University will immerse you in the world of preventive conservation and collections care by engaging you with the complexities and challenges of professional practice. 

Overview

At Preventive Conservation (Online) from Northumbria University you will possess the specialist knowledge and skills required to provide appropriate strategies for the care, storage, display, transit and environmental management of heritage collections.

During the course you will learn about the physical and chemical characteristics of materials commonly found in collections, preventive conservation policies and procedures, conservation-cleaning processes, environmental management strategies as well as the fundamental chemistry and physics underpinning professional practice. You will also undertake a placement that will allow you to contextualise the theory that you have learnt within professional practice. Personal research is encouraged throughout the course and you are provided with the opportunity to shape assignments in support of its development, which often leads to the focus of the final dissertation.

Careers

We continue to support your continuous professional development after graduation through our LinkedIn alumni page, which enables us to alert you to potential jobs, conferences and publications.

A range of career options are available to graduates, with many choosing to pursue roles such as preventive conservation officers, environmental managers or collections managers in museums, galleries and heritage organisations.

The number of former graduates working in professional practice within the first six months of graduating is very high and former students work within many high profile organisations around the world including the National Trust, TATE, Fitzwilliam Museum Cambridge, Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia, National Museum Qatar, New Brunswick Museum Canada, National Library Israel, Heritage Conservation Centre Singapore, National Gallery Victoria Australia and the National Archives Norway.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Academic Language Skills in FADSS Level 7 
  • Collections Care 
  • Conservation Science 
  • Conservation Cleaning 
  • Work Placed Learning 
  • Preventive Conservation Dissertation

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

National students are advised to apply early to secure your place and organise any sponsorship or funding.

Credits

180 alternative credits

Delivered

Online

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A minimum of a 2:2 honours degree in a relevant subject such as art history, archaeology, fine art, chemistry, physics, engineering or computing, or substantial work experience in collections care.
  • English Language Proficiency

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    7950 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7950 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    7950 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7950 GBP per year during 12 months.

Funding

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